October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Central Bark Doggy Day Cares will be spending the entire month celebrating the many charms of adopting a dog from your local shelter. There are a million reasons to adopt a shelter dog. In fact, there are 2 to 4 million pets currently available in shelters around the United States. These animals are waiting for someone to adopt them and become their hero.
When you adopt a dog from a shelter, you are saving a life and giving a deserving pet a new home. That alone,is rewarding to both you and your grateful new companion. Shelters have a wide range of dogs in all shapes and sizes so you’re likely to find the right dog for you, your family and your lifestyle. If your heart is set on a purebred, you’re in luck since 25% of dogs in shelters are 100% purebred. Searching for something specific is often better though during weekdays since a shelter’s busiest time is Saturday and Sunday.
Adoption dogs are also a real bargain. The costs are much less than buying a dog from a breeder or a pet store. Plus, most shelter dogs are spayed or neutered before adoption, given a surgical exam, and provided with vaccinations. And, your adoption fee is contributing to your local shelter and their ability to rescue and save other dogs.
Your local Central Bark Doggy Day Care can help you with more information on shelter dogs and how to find the right dog for you. Many Central Bark locations also have foster dogs looking for homes.