The month of October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, a month dedicated to encouraging people to adopt and rescue a dog at their local animal shelter. There are many great reasons why you should adopt, rather than buy, a dog at your local shelter.
You can also visit your local animal shelter to learn more information about adopting, what kind of shelter it is, and much more. If you still want to support your local shelter but can’t care for a pet in your home, then there are other actions you can take.
Why You Should Adopt and Not Shop!
Sure, some people believe that you should purchase a dog at a pet shop rather than adopting one because dogs from a pet store are cleaner, less-problematic purebreds. That’s a myth. There are plenty of good reasons why adopting a dog is better for both the dog and the adopter. These reasons include:
Adopting a dog means saving that dog’s life
Purchasing a dog or a puppy from a pet store is more expensive than adopting
You can choose whether you want a puppy or an adult dog that’s more likely to have been house-trained already
Dogs from a shelter are cleaner than pet shop dogs.