Adopting a Shelter Dog

Adopting a Shelter Dog

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! This is a wonderful cause, and one we wholeheartedly support. Unfortunately, at any given time, there are thousands of sweet, adorable dogs in shelters, desperately hoping someone will love them enough to adopt them and give them a forever home. In this article, a Park County, CO vet discusses adopting shelter dogs.

Promote Animal Welfare

Getting your next pet from a shelter is a great way to help animals in need. You’re not only giving Fido a wonderful home, you’ll also indirectly be helping many other homeless pooches. For one thing, you’ll be freeing up some much-needed space when you bring your new furry friend home. Your canine buddy’s adoption fees will also help keep the shelter running, so they can help other animals.

Choose Your Pooch

Shelters have all sorts of dogs. Even if you want your four-legged pal to be of a specific breed, age, or size, there’s a good chance you’ll find the perfect pup in a shelter. You’ll also get to spend some one-on-one time with your furry buddy before you bring him home. Adopting a pet is a big decision, so it’s very important for you to be sure you’re making the right choice.

Give A Second Chance

Many dogs end up in shelters through no fault of their own. Some are pets that were lost or ran away, some were rescued from bad situations, and others have been surrendered due to unfortunate—and sometimes very sad—circumstances. Giving one of these sweet pups a second chance is a wonderful way to make a positive change in the world. It’s also definitely something you can feel great about!

Save Money

Adopting from a shelter is often much cheaper than going to a breeder or pet store. You may also save money on veterinary care, as most shelter dogs are already spayed or neutered, and current on shots and parasite control.

Make A Friend

Being in a shelter can be very scary for Man’s Best Friend. Dogs are intuitive enough to sense when they have been saved, and often repay their new human friends with absolute love and devotion. Many people report that shelter pets are extremely loyal and loving!

Do you have questions about your dog’s health or care? Contact us, your Park County, CO animal hospital, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs.

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