American Humane’s annual Adopt-a-Dog Month celebrates shelter pups and the joy they bring to our lives. It also encourages those looking for new pets to seriously consider adopting dogs from shelters. Every year, roughly 3.5 million animals wind up in shelters, and many never find forever homes. Many animals in shelters end up being euthanized because of shelter overcrowding, so adopting dogs (and cats!) from shelters saves animals’ lives.
You can also celebrate Adopt-a-Dog Month by:
- Microchipping your pet. Microchipping greatly reduces the number of pets that wind up in shelters, as it allows authorities to reconnect owners with lost pets quickly and easily.
- Spaying or neutering your pet. This eliminates the possibility of an unwanted litter that could end up in a shelter.