Happy Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
brown and tan terrier wearing purple collar

It’s the first day of October, and you know what that means…time to kick off Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

To get you in the spirit, we’ve prepared a special section on devoted to the lovable, adorable and resilient shelter pooch. This is where you can learn how to find the right dog for your family, use our nationwide shelter search tool to locate him, and read all about how to keep him happy, healthy and entertained!

And if you love happy endings (who doesn’t?!), don’t miss our collection of shelter dog success stories. We hope they inspire you to go out and save a furry life this month.

Head over to  to read all about it, and remember—there are millions of wonderful, adorable shelter dogs in our country who need homes, so please opt to adopt!

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I think that adopt a shelter dog month is awesome.

David Moore

We recently adopted a Bichon-Poo from a Southern CA shelter (we even got a head start since it was Sep 29!). Our family could not be any more happy with her and she is doing great in her new environment.


Opt to adopt! Wonderful, pithy expression. So many cats and dogs in our American shelters and they are just begging for good homes.


I think they don't kill dogs:)


Adopt a shelter dog is nice. Because if you ask me adoption is the only option.


that dog is cute

Ramon Osorio

I'am a dog owner and I love them all I don't know why people are so cruel to and with animals I hit to see them get put down or killed if I can help please e mail me thank u....Ray65