Happy Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!
October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, and we here at Doggyloot couldn’t be more excited to promote this worthy cause! With more dogs in need of forever homes than ever before, we know that raising awareness and celebrating this effort is crucially important – this month, and every month. Throughout the month of October, we’ll be bringing you helpful tips, heartwarming stories, and everything in between to help spread the word about dog adoption.
You may be thinking to yourself, “Well heck, I love the idea of adopting a dog, and I know how important it is to do what I can to help save a life, but I just can’t adopt a new dog right now. What can I do?” Don’t worry! There are still many ways you can help needy dogs in your area and throughout the country. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Raise Awareness Through Social Media
It’s no secret that dogs are extremely popular throughout the internet. Odds are that if you logged into your favorite social media service, be it Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you wouldn’t have to scroll for too long before finding an adorable puppy video, or a photo of a friend’s dog. Why not inject a little bit of activism into those popular pooch pics? Just caption a photo with a link to your local shelter’s website, or donate your status to raising awareness of Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month. It’s that simple!
Help Your Local Shelter Get Needed Donations
It’s not always easy to find suitable forever homes for adoptable dogs, which can often lead to overcrowding, and an unfortunate lack of necessary resources in rescue facilities. Contact your local shelter to find out what types of donations they are most in need of, and offer to post fliers asking the community for those donations.
There are many ways that you can make a difference by volunteering your time and energy to your local shelter. Click here for some helpful tips and ideas for how you can help make an impact.
Adopting a dog is a lifelong commitment, and one that should never be taken lightly. Before taking that leap, it’s always a good idea to consider whether or not you are ready to adopt a dog. If you’re not quite ready to provide a forever home for a furry companion, but you’d still like to help a needy dog adjust to a happy home, you can certainly consider fostering. Many shelters offer fostering programs which allow you to enjoy the presence of a dog in your home, while relieving you of much of the financial and other commitments. Contact your local shelter to find out if you might be a viable candidate for dog fostering.
Write an Op-Ed for a Local Paper
Just because social media is more prominent these days, doesn’t mean that print media isn’t still a worthy avenue by which to spread the word about adoption. Submit an op-ed piece to your local newspaper about the benefits of adoption, or sharing a personal story about adoption that might motivate people in your community to take it into consideration for themselves.
Just because you can’t offer a forever home for a dog, doesn’t mean that you can’t help needy canines across the country find a loving family to join. These tips are just a few of the many ways in which you can make a huge difference for a deserving dog!