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Posted on 10-10-2018

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October

There are thousands of shelters around the United States. In all of these shelters are dogs who are looking for homes. Some of these dogs were abandoned, some were neglected, and some were abused. If you are thinking of adopting a dog from a shelter, you should do it soon. October is the ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog month. If you are considering pet adoption, now is the time to do it.

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What Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month?

By designating October as Adopt a Shelter Dog month, the ASPCA can raise awareness and make people understand how many homeless animals there are in the world. The hope is that anyone looking to adopt a dog will hear about Adopt a Shelter Dog month and adopt a dog from a shelter rather than buying from a breeder. If you aren't a dog person but want to help, you can always donate to the ASPCA to help shelters cared for homeless pets.

Who Hosts the Event?

The event is hosted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). This is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to prevent the cruelty to animals around the United States. Since shelter dogs have been either abandoned, neglected, or worse, the ASPCA hosts this event to let people know that these dogs are in need in hopes that people will visit the shelters to adopt a dog.

Why Is This Event Important?

Adopt a Shelter Dog month is very important because many shelters around the country are overcrowded. Since many people want to buy purebred dogs or little puppies, they often don't adopt shelter dogs who are the most in need. This month is a reminder to people that these dogs need homes, families, and love. The awareness that this event raises brings more people to shelters to adopt dogs.

If you’re thinking about adopting a dog this October, you are going to need to have it checked by a veterinarian. The professionals at Caring Pet Hospital in Hayward will check out your newly adopted shelter dog to make sure that it is healthy. They can also make sure that the dog is up to date on its vaccinations and if necessary, they will spay or neuter your dog. 

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