Adopt-A-Dog Month is a great time to consider adopting a shelter dog. There are dogs of all shapes, sizes, and energy levels waiting to be rescued. You can even adopt a pure breed dog, but mixed breed dogs are just as wonderful.
Make sure you’re ready to adopt and adopt a dog suited to your lifestyle. All dogs need attention and training. Here’s a good list of things to consider before adopting a dog.
The ASPCA has great tips on preparing for a new dog.
And don’t automatically go for the puppies. Here are 17 excellent reasons to adopt an adult dog. I love puppies–who doesn’t–but, I’m so glad we adopted an adult dog. Our dog Saffron was just as fun as a puppy, without all the extra chaos and destruction.
Maybe this is the month you save a life and enrich your own!