As the leaves begin to change and we move from one season to another, one thing remains the same: The dogs at Animal Humane Society (AHS) are still in need of a home. But soon, man’s best friend will soon get a little more attention. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month.
The adoption centers located at all five of AHS’s facilities house a variety of different dogs—young, old, big, little, purebreds and mixed breeds. They arrive there for a variety of different reasons, but in 2008, most were brought in as strays, after being abandoned or because their family experienced a change such as a move or a divorce.
The most important fact to remember is that the benefits of adopting a shelter dog are endless:
• You add adventure to your life by bringing a fun, new family member into it
• Studies have shown that dogs can enhance your mood and alleviate stress
• They encourage you to get out and exercise and meet other people
• Dogs provide a never-ending source of unconditional love
• You help other animals through your adoption fee—all proceeds go back to the animals cared for by AHS
AHS is committed year-round to placing safe and healthy dogs into the community. Dogs adopted from Animal Humane Society receive examinations, vaccinations, microchipping and spay/neuter surgery before placement in the adoption center.