–‘Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month’ Encourages People to Look to Shelters, Rescues for Canine Companions–
Silver Spring, Md. – As fall approaches, thoughts turn to family and cozy holidays at home. Meanwhile, there are nearly 200,000 dogs of all types awaiting their fur-ever homes in shelters and rescues across North America, and that is why Petfinder.com is shining a brighter light on these adoptable canines during Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month.
Petfinder, which has helped more than 20 million pets find their families, invites dog lovers to help find homes for thousands of deserving friends by:
- Adopting Not Shopping: With so many dogs in need of families, pet adoption is the best way to expand your family. You can even give the gift of adoption with Petfinder’s Pet Promise Certificate.
- Volunteering with a Local Rescue or Shelter: Whether helping out at adoption events or fostering a pup, visit Petfinder.com to search for an animal welfare organization near you and volunteer your time and talents.
- Donating Facebook Posts & Tweets to Adoptable Dogs: If you are not looking to adopt currently, use your social networks to share links to canines looking for homes or to highlight a local rescue or shelter.
- Visiting Petfinder.com for more ideas and resources!
Additionally, residents of the Washington, D.C. and New York City areas are invited to two special Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month events this October:
Animal Planet R.O.A.R. & Petfinder Community Adoption Event
Thursday, October 11 | 4-6pm
Discovery Communications World Headquarters | One Discovery Place | Silver Spring, MD
Meet more than 30 adoptable dogs from local Petfinder groups, enter for pet prizes & more!
Petfinder Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month Adoption Event at Animal Haven
Saturday, October 13 | 12-3pm
Animal Haven | 251 Centre Street (at Broome) | New York, NY
Meet dozens of dogs ready for adoption, check out Animal Planet’s new line of grooming products, enter to win gift baskets & more!
To learn about the joys of giving an adoptable pet a fur-ever home, check out Petfinder's Happy Tails – including this week’s featuring The All-American Reject's Mike Kennerty and his delicious dog, Donut. For additional pet adoption tools and resources, please visit Petfinder’s Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month playlist and Petfinder.com
Petfinder.com is the largest online, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. With more than 320,000 adoptable pets from more than 13,700 animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Petfinder.com has facilitated more than 20 million adoptions since it was launched in 1996. In addition to being an adoption database, Petfinder.com also is an all-inclusive resource guide for how to select the right family pet and build a successful, life-long relationship. Thanks to its sponsors, Petfinder.com is free to both visitors and to its animal placement organization members. Sponsors include BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, The Animal Rescue Site, PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for Petfinder.com, and HomeAgain, a microchip and pet recovery service.
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