Five things you can do in Adopt-a-Dog Month

October is a special month for dogs in need of a home. It’s National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!  Thousands of pooches all across the country need people to open their doors and provide a home.  So what can you do?  Here are five ways you can participate this month.

  • Volunteer at your local shelter.  Love dogs but not sure if you’re ready for a significant commitment yet?  Spend time at your local shelter.  Staff members are always looking for responsible and eager volunteers.
  • Donate to your local shelter.  Don’t have the free time to be there in person?  Try these do-it-yourself donation ideas courtesy of the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago.
  • Encourage your friends to consider adoption.  Know someone who’s thinking about getting a dog?  Ask if they have thought about adopting.  An estimated 3.7 million pets are euthanized each year, according to the American Humane Association.  Adoption gives a dog a second chance and may even save its life.
  • Attend an event at your local shelter.  You could learn about dog first aid or how to cope with the loss of a dog.

For more ways to enjoy this month, check out Petfinder’s lists: how to celebrate with your dog and how to contribute if you cannot adopt.

How are you celebrating?  Let us know in the comments!

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