October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! If you want to expand your family, please consider visiting a local shelter or rescue to meet some wonderful furry friends. Here are just a few of the benefits of adopting a shelter dog:
- You’ll save a life – One of the most significant benefits is that you are saving the life of a dog that is in desperate need of a loving home. Innocent and vulnerable, they depend upon people for care and will learn to trust and love their guardians.
- Sense of fulfillment – It is very fulfilling to save a life and watch it blossom and flourish with love, care, appreciation and respect.
- Improved quality of life – Rescue dogs have the ability to lift your spirits as well as improve the quality—and increase the longevity—of your life. The health benefits associated with adopting a dog are many and even scientifically substantiated. Your furry friend will benefit both your physical and emotional health.
- Unconditional love – Rescued dogs know they’ve been “saved” and are grateful, loyal and unconditionally loving. They’re eager and content to become beloved members of your family.
Adopting a rescue dog may require more time, attention, effort, and patience from an adopter. However, the joy and gratification to be derived from saving a dog in need are boundless. You can see who is available for adoption here.