October is Adopt-A-Dog Month!
The American Humane Association is one of many groups encouraging people to adopt a shelter dog this month. A dog can serve as an exercise buddy, a best friend, therapist, companion for a beloved senior citizen in your life, or protector of your home.
Yvonne DiVita, co-founder of the growing pet blogger network BlogPaws and blogger at Scratchings and Sniffings, agrees that a shelter is a great place to go to adopt a dog, or any pet.
"Shelters have so many animals that need 'fur-ever' homes, and they are specially equipped to help you choose the right one just for you," Yvonne said. "Want a big dog? They have 'em. Want a little dog? They have 'em. Want a dog that loves other dogs? They have 'em. Need a dog to be the 'only' pet? They have 'em."
Yvonne notes that her local shelter in Longmont, CO,helped her family pick out their two hound dogs, which can be particularly helpful if youRead More »from October is Adopt-a-Dog Month!