October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

Many people have heard the phrase "Adopt, don't shop" as soon as they mention that they would like to get a dog. But have you ever wondered why people feel so strongly about this phrase? October is Adopt-A-Dog month. This month become a pet parent to an animal in need.

Adopt A Dog Month

Every year 5-7 million dogs enter shelters. The average age of shelter dogs is just 18 months.

Dogs are sent to shelters most often because the family is moving.

Not all shelter dogs are mixed breeds! In fact, 25% of shelter dogs are purebred.

There are many breed-based shelters. So if you're looking for a certain breed, check those out!

Just 1 in 10 dogs will find a forever home. Adopt a dog into your home this month.


For help finding a new pup to join your family check out your local shelters, or sites like Pet Finder to help you.