Tuesday Top Ten: Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

October 18, 2011 · Print This Article

October is National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month, so we bring you these top ten reasons why you ought to head out to your local shelter or rescue and find your new family member today!

10.  Concerned for the planet?  Adopting a dog is kind of like recycling

9.  Shelter dogs give you unconditional love.

8.  Shelter dogs make great work-out companions.

7.  Rescued dogs are (usually) already housebroken.

6.  Adopting a rescued dog helps solve pet overpopulation.

5.  Shelter dogs not only warm your feet at night; they also warm your heart.

4.  Shelter dogs are generally much less expensive than purebreds.

3.  Adopting from a shelter helps put puppy mills out of business.

2.  Older dogs from a shelter may be past the stage of chewing all your shoes.

1.  Can’t settle on a breed?  You can see many different breeds, including mutt-i-grees at your local shelter.

To find adoptable dogs near you, visit PetFinder’s Shelter Center.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

Comments

6 Responses to “Tuesday Top Ten: Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog”

  1. Matt Giovanisci on October 18th, 2011 12:31 pm

    More and more people should adopt. This is a quick article that should make anyone thinking about buying a dog to look into a shelter first. It’s really the best way to go!

  2. Robert Worrall on October 19th, 2011 1:45 am

    I agree with this. My dog was from the RSPCA and is the best dog I have ever owned. Poor mite has arthritis in one leg now but he is 17 come February.

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  4. Sheila Dobbie on October 25th, 2011 1:17 pm

    Great site! Love your top ten reasons for adopting.

  5. Cecelia Villarreal on November 1st, 2011 4:14 pm

    We live so far away from access to any shelter the internet is about the only way we have to find and adopt a female puppy or small breed dog.

    If anyone has any suggestions, please let us know.

    Thank you,
    Ben & Cecelia

  6. Quinn G on January 17th, 2012 2:23 pm

    A great place to adopt is at http://www.foundanimals.org/pet-adoption or petfinder.com. You enter your size code and desires breed and it will find the closest one to you.

    Putting puppy mills out of business is a good reason
    the truth about puppy mills
    http://www.foundanimals.org/blog/no-puppy-mills

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