What Can an Adopted Dog Bring to Your Life? Find out During American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month® This October

Your Local Animal Shelter Has Dogs of Every Type, Size, Age and Personality Waiting for Loving Homes

DENVER--()--American Humane Association, the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, is asking prospective pet owners What can an adopted dog bring to your life? in celebration of American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month® this October. Adopt-A-Dog Month is a nationally recognized event that encourages people to help reduce pet overpopulation by adopting their next canine companion from an animal shelter or breed-rescue group.

“Adopt-A-Dog Month is a strong reminder of the urgent need to find homes for millions of homeless pets across America,” said Dori Villalon, vice president of Animal Protection for American Humane Association. “This year we are asking: What can an adopted dog bring to your life? There are so many responses to that question — a best friend, an exercise buddy, a companion for an aging parent. An adopted dog can be all of these things — and so much more.”

You may be the perfect dog owner if you:

  • Believe caring for a dog for 15 years does not seem like a lifetime.
  • Look forward to big, wet kisses when you come home each day.
  • Don’t mind sharing your house with someone who sheds, tracks dirt occasionally and possibly drools.
  • Want to take care of another living creature every day.
  • Would love a playmate who likes to chase balls and take you on walks.
  • Are happy to spend your extra money on pet food, toys, veterinary care, chew bones — and more chew bones.
  • Want someone to adore you even on a bad-hair day.
  • Believe that spaying and neutering pets is vital to solving the pet-overpopulation problem.
  • Can’t imagine leaving your devoted pet behind if you move.
  • Enjoy unconditional love and constant companionship.

To learn more about the adoption process, visit American Humane Association’s new online Adoption Center at www.americanhumane.org/adoptioncenter or your local shelter or rescue group.

About American Humane Association

Since 1877, the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org today.

Contacts

GBSM, Inc. for American Humane Association
Megan Lane, 303-825-6100
meganlane@gbsm.com

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During Adopt-A-Dog Month®, American Humane Association, the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, is asking prospective pet owners what an adopted dog can bring to their lives.

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Contacts

GBSM, Inc. for American Humane Association
Megan Lane, 303-825-6100
meganlane@gbsm.com