October is the American Humane Association’s Adopt-a-Dog Month

What can an adopted dog 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 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!

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! (From http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/programs/special-initiatives/adopt-a-dog-month/)

Interested? Local shelters include the following, and unfortunately and fortunately, they are all sure to have plenty of canine (and feline!)  friends to choose from.

**The Chester County SPCA is also running a “Fall in Love” promotion:

Stop by during the Fall in Love promotion to adopt any cat or kitten for only a $20 adoption fee. Includes spaying/neutering, initial vaccinations, identifying microchip, a bag of starter food, a vet visit with one of over 60 participating vets, and unconditional love for life. (www.ccspca.org)

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