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Spread the Truth about Shelter Dogs

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:30am

“I’m buying a dog from a breeder because shelter dogs are too much work.” “I’m getting my dog from a pet store because shelters don’t have puppies.” “I don’t want a pre-owned dog. It won’t love me as much.”

Ever heard someone say this totally wrong-headed stuff? We have too, and it we bet it makes you as crazy as it makes us! We know shelter dogs and puppies are awesome—maybe you’ve got one making your house a home right now—but it seems like not everyone does…yet.

So what can we do about it? Spread the truth about shelter dogs, of course! That’s why we created our “Proud Parent of a Shelter Dog” and “I <3 My shelter Dog” tees, totes and more: so advocates for shelter dogs like you can help change minds. Sporting these is the easiest way to lead by example and help get the word out that shelter dogs are the best.

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (that’s October, folks!), the ASPCA Store is taking 20 percent off all apparel and gifts that promote shelter dog adoption.

Remember: All proceeds from the ASPCA Store are used to help save animals’ lives.

Own some of this gear already? Yay, you! Tell us about it in the comments. Oh, and give your shelter dog an extra belly rub today from the ASPCA.