There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why — during American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in October — we’re encouraging people to adopt a rescue or shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.
Are you looking for:
- an exercise buddy?
- a best friend and confidant for your child?
- a dog you can train with to learn animal-assisted therapy?
- a partner in agility competitions?
- a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
- a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?
An adopted dog can be all these things — and so much more!
Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality — all waiting for a loving home. Or, if you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you.
Find out what a shelter or rescue dog can bring to your life this October during Adopt-A-Dog Month!
Visit our Adoption Center to learn about dog adoption, behavior and care. You can also submit your own adoption story and find adoptable dogs in your area!
Get free resources to help you promote Adopt-A-Dog Month and increase dog adoptions.
Download our free lesson plans to teach your students about choosing a dog, caring for a dog, and pet identification.