October is National Adopt a Dog Month!! (#MeetMyShelterPet)

#MeetMyShelterPet – October is American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month

What Can An Adopted Pet Bring To Your Life?

There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why — during American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in October — we’re encouraging people to adopt a rescue or shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.

Are you looking for:

  • an exercise buddy?
  • a best friend and confidant for your child?
  • a dog you can train with to learn animal-assisted therapy?
  • a partner in agility competitions?
  • a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
  • a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?

An adopted dog can be all these things — and so much more!

Some Great Videos:

Paul & Victoria Shaffer video (dogs) – http://bit.ly/171xFjJ

Mary Ann & Mark Behme video (older dogs) – http://bit.ly/194VOTL

Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality — all waiting for a loving home. Or, if you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you.

Find out what a shelter or rescue dog can bring to your life this October during Adopt-A-Dog Month!



Our last dog, K.C. was one we adopted from the local shelter when she was about 7 months old.  My husband (boyfriend, then) had her until she was 17.5 years old.  She grew with us, moved with us and everything else.  I remember years before we were married, my then boyfriend and I broke up for awhile and he would only come back to visit the dog.  I always say that God used her to get us back together and she was a glue that held our family tight for a long time.  As she got older, it was hard to see her hurting and when she finally gave us that “look” of “it’s time”, we didn’t have a choice.  We still think of her often and praise God that we were able to “adopt” this gem of an animal.

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Shortly before she left us, we had the opportunity to save another animal from going to the pound.  A friend that works with my husband said that he had found a dog “living” at his farm and just kind of showed up.  They already had multiple animals and couldn’t house another, so they were taking him to the pound when they brought him by work and my husband sent me this picture:

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What do you think I would say – of course we brought that little sweetheart home and saved him from possibly not living long.  He is now about 6 years old and our cute little teddy bear.

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Also, being close to 100 pounds, doesn’t stop him from being a lap dog:

#MeetMyShelterPet Give a cat a forever home with you! http://bit.ly/1gHVw9I @ShelterPets bring love to your life.

We are so thankful to have been the home for these wonderful animals and try so hard to spread the word about shelter pets and their need for a home.  Too many puppy mills and things like that are happening and the ones that say they only want a purebred, can sometimes even find those at the shelter.  Take some time, if you have the opening in your heart & home to visit your local shelter and help one of these animals feel loved.

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