Did you know that, across the United States, there are approximately 3,350 animal shelters and a large and increasing number of non-sheltered rescue and fostering groups that help to alleviate some of the influx into shelters. There are over 13,500 groups who post homeless animals up for adoption from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and parts of Central America on Petfinder.com. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States, of whom approximately 3-4 million are euthanized.
While great strides have been made to lower the number of homeless pets across America, a lot of work is yet to be done. Please join us during October in celebrating Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month! If you've been thinking about bringing a dog into your home your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality -- all waiting for a loving home. There are also numerous rescue groups, including breed specific rescues, who have thousands of available fur-friends also looking for their best friend.
If you have already found your best friend (or friends), you can still celebrate with us. Consider donating goods, services, or cash to your local shelter or rescue group. Spread the word about Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month. Consider serving as a foster home for you local rescue or shelter. Post a story and/or photo of your pup on our Facebook page. Or just give your doggies a hug and thank them for all the joy they've brought to your life! WOOF!