October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month – Animal Rescue Site.com

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Hi Readers

As the title suggests – apparently October is Adopt a shelter dog month.

Now I’m all for these monthly drives to get people’s interest perked up once in a while but does it not suggest that October you should adopt but the rest of the year pass it all by?

EVERY month, EVERY week, EVERY day should be adopt an animal day – whether you’re into cats, dogs, pigs – if you want a pet and you don’t intend to show it or have a licence to breed THEN ADOPT. Simple as that.

I’m not getting on my soap box a preaching the rights and wrongs of breeding – each one of us has an opinion and are entitle to that opinion. My only comment to this is “responsible” breeding NOT puppy farm, or “oops my dog got out” kind of breeding. They are both hateful, irresponsible acts that have no part in today’s world.

As I said, I’m not going to soap box the subject.  I’m simply going to say today that there are hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs … the whole noah’s ark of animals  that someone somewhere keeps as pets, someone somewhere lost or disowned said ‘pet’ and so there are enough to go around for people to adopt.

And if you’re one of those who is nervous – will the dog be trainable or insurable or bite or diabetic or worse? – Will the cat run off, fit in here, have cat flu, be full of fleas? Will the rabbit be unmanageable or ill or not tame?  I can’t blame you for asking and holding back. There are many many reasonable questions to be asked. How though can you justify paying £400 for a cross breed puppy or even a so called ‘pedigree without papers’ from a stranger you may never see again when you can buy/adopt for under £300 and have back-up from the shelter if here’s a problem for the rest of the animal’s life…. Try justifying £30 for a petshop guinea pig with no history or drop a £20 to a neighbour for a kitten that “was got at” one night?

So as October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month, I urge you , ADOPT – but not just in October – whenever you intend to get a new pet………

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6 thoughts on “October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month – Animal Rescue Site.com

  1. Reblogged this on Dog Leader Mysteries and commented:
    I planned to blog about this, then life got in the way of blogging.
    Please read and share because you can save a life of a #shelterdog by speaking out and sharing about the joy of adopting. I’m an adoptive mother of one wonderful daughter, many dogs and four rabbits. I must say that the more we can share the joy of adoption, we can show the world that buying a dog does not mean you will get a perfect and healthy animal.

    In fact from reading and learning from the few ethical dog breeders (who buy back their puppies for life, making buyers sign a contract to always bring the dog back to them) healthy purebred dogs can be hard to find.

    Why? Well, even AKC breeders have been reported to turn out sick puppies, by inbreeding genetric weakness. Many popular breed dogs come with scary and heartbreaking illnesses.

    Mutts benefit from vigor, unique looks and temperment. Plus those who want a purebred dog have hundred’s to chose from in breed specific rescues. So here’s to Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and the Animal Rescue Site.

    Thanks for caring and sharing, Deborah Taylor-French

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    • Thank you for sharing this… not only does it chip away at the “buy a puppy/kitten” attitude, it raises people’s awareness of just how many animals are abandoned etc. Even my colleagues seem blissfully unaware until I start my chatter….plus, people reading my blog on various subjects leads them to read my original. .. don’t let another good dog die needlessly.141000+ views. It all helps. Thank you for reading, sharing and caring x

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    • Thank you for sharing this… not only does it chip away at the “buy a puppy/kitten” attitude, it raises people’s awareness of just how many animals are abandoned etc. Even my colleagues seem blissfully unaware until I start my chatter….plus, people reading my blog on various subjects leads them to read my original. .. don’t let another good dog die needlessly.141000+ views. It all helps. Thank you for reading, sharing and caring x

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  2. This a great post and I very much agree! We should be encouraging people to adopt all year round and not relative to specific calendar events like October month or Christmas when people might be buying animals. Though these campaigns do encourage adoption which I am all for, at the same time I don’t think there should be pressure placed on a time period for adoption. However, I can also argue the other way and say that the adoption process encourages people to think twice about pet ownership, and therefore rules out impulsive buyers. Too many dogs are bought at Christmas at pet stores by people who impulsively buy. As a result, thousands are left homeless or abandoned in the months following Christmas. By encouraging such Christmas shoppers to adopt, not shop, and linking pet stores to puppy factories, less dogs may be homeless after Christmas.

    I appreciate what you’re writing here! I’m campaigning to try and stop people buying puppies as Christmas presents. If you want to offer any advice, feel free to comment on my blog.

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