It's National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

This month is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

All over the country there are thousands and thousands of amazing, lovable, talented, cute, big and small, fun and furry, purebred and All-American pups in shelters and rescues just waiting for their forever home.

Being a rescue dog myself, I understand what these pups are going through. They are scared, and lonely, they want love and companionship - they want a family and a home they can call their own.

Shelter pups are amazing pups. I have lots of pup pals that came from shelters who are now living great lives. And some are doing wonderful things in the world. From therapy and search and rescue work, to having great careers on the big (and small) screen and excelling in disc dog, dock dog, agility and more - pups that come from rescues and shelters can be amazing 'best friends'. They just need a chance.

The shelters and rescue groups all across the country do amazing work saving all types of animals in need and helping them find good homes. These shelters/rescues are full of terrific pets. Shelter work is tireless and often thankless work. Take the time to get to know them and help them. I know they will appreciate anything you can do. And the animals will thank you too!

To 'send some love' in the direction of your local animal shelter and/or rescue. Here are some great ideas on what you can do....

  • Gather up some supplies, like cleaners, newspapers, old towels, blankets, dog shampoo, pet toys, treats, and other items. Then take them down to donate to your local shelter/rescue. They always need items to help them care for the animals.
  • Give of your time to help shelter pets feel more comfortable during their stay - go and walk the pups and pet the kitties. They will love you for it.
  • Send a card or letter and tell the shelter workers and volunteers that you appreciate all the hard work they do.
  • Donate funds to help the shelter continue their good work.
  • Find your next pet and adopt from your local shelter or rescue. Great pups, kitties and other animals come from shelters - just ask me, or my kittie brother Wiggy!
  • Consider being a foster parent for animals in need!
  • Help transport pets that need to be relocated to shelters and rescues.
  • Donate some office supplies, like printers, paper, old computers, phones and more to help keep them running more easily, inexpensively and smoothly.
  • Sponsor an animal in need at a shelter and alleviate some of the expenses of spay/neuter and vaccinations.
  • Are you good with people? Volunteer at your shelter to help run events, put out newsletters, fund raise, and help them get the word out about the animals in need.
  • Or contact your local shelter/rescue and ask how you can help.
And, if you are considering adopting a new pup, here are some great articles to read before you make your final decision:To find the perfect pup to add to your family, check out these resources:Consider a shelter pup for you new 'best friend', K? You won't be disappointed, just ask my Mum!


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We are participating in the First Annual Pet 'Net Adoption Event, a blogging event shared with many other pet bloggers in the blogosphere. Be sure and stop by Petside.com's Pet 'Net Adoption Hub see all the blogs participating, read all the wonderful adoption stories, and get more information about how you can help pets in shelters and rescues all over the country.