ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October
October is the ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. This event is hosted every year, and it is designed to put the focus on all the dogs currently in shelters who are in desperate need of a good home. If you are considering adopting a dog, there are several reasons why you should adopt from a shelter this month rather than buying a puppy from a breeder.
#1 You're Saving a Life
Living in a shelter is not a good life. These dogs spend a large part of the day in a cage, and they do not get very much human contact. When you adopt a shelter dog, you are giving them a chance at a new life with a new family. This can change the dog's life in a way that you could never imagine.
#2 You'll Be Getting a Best Friend
People say that dogs are man's best friend, and there is a good reason for this. Dogs are faithful and loyal companions. When you get home at the end of the day, your dog will be waiting for you. The dog will be happy when you come home and be content just to spend the rest of the day with you. When you adopt a dog from a shelter, you will have a new best friend!
#3 It Will Cost Less
If you choose to buy a puppy from a breeder, you could end up spending hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars. When you adopt a dog from a shelter, the cost will be a fraction of the cost of buying from a breeder.
#4 You're Helping Other Animals
Just because you are adopting only one dog, you will still be helping others. When you take the dog home, you are making room for another dog who desperately needs food and shelter.
Call Central Animal Hospital Today!
If you are considering pet adoption, October is the best month to do so. When you bring your new dog home, one of the first things that you should do is schedule an appointment with Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale.
Our veterinarian will give your new dog a complete checkup and administer any vaccines that the dog has not had yet. When you schedule an appointment with us, we will be there for you and your new dog throughout their life. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.