PRLog - Sep. 28, 2010 - CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog month and we at paws4claws want to spread the word about this important event that is very close to our hearts! With so many beloved and pampered pooches, you may be wondering why there is a whole month dedicated to adopting shelter dogs! That’s because it is important to raise awareness for the millions of abandoned animals that still need loving, supportive homes.
The American Humane Society established October as National Adopt a Shelter Dog month in the hopes that spreading the message of these homeless animals, everyone will do their part to ensure no animal is left abandoned or alone again. This month is the perfect opportunity to find your doggie best friend and give one puppy a chance at a loving life in a caring, responsible home. If you are ready to rescue an abandoned pet and give a dog or cat the loving home it deserves, check out the http://www.paws4claws.com animal shelter resources page to find out more! Petfinder is a national search engine in association with the ASPCA and SPCA that helps find homes for shelter pets.
Each year around 10 million animals are brought to pet shelters across the country and many of these are unable to find homes. Animal shelters are grossly underfunded and overcrowded and Adopt a National Shelter Dog month seeks to alleviate this by focusing attention on the pet population problem we face in this country.
For those interested in adopting a shelter dog, there are a few things to consider:
1. Are you ready for a long-term commitment? Adopting a pet means being responsible for its health and happiness for the rest of his or her life which could be up to 15 years for dogs.
2. Is this animal compatible with my household? Consider your family members (small infants, elderly family members, those with allergies) before selecting a shelter animal.
3. Who will take care of this animal? With busy schedules pets may get lost in the shuffle, make sure everyone agrees to adopt a pet and knows their responsibilities.
4. Can I afford this animal? Pets cost more than just the adoption fees, keep in mind that there is a lifetime of food, pet supplies and veterinary bills ahead.
5. Can I devote the time to this animal? Shelter pets have often had lonesome or traumatic lives, make sure that you have the time and desire to commit to this animal before bringing them home. You will be responsible to improving the dog’s quality of life.
If you are interested in bringing a dog into your home and family, we highly suggest checking out the millions of dogs at local shelters across the country that need homes. Find your nearest branch of the ASPA as they will be able to give you more information on adopting animals and provide information your local shelter’s hours and adoption fees.
Not ready to bring a pet into your house but know someone who is? Spread the word about National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month by tweeting this article or clicking the Facebook like button on this page! And show your appreciation for those who are rescuing shelter dogs by putting together a little “Welcome Home” kit for the new owners with adorable pet-themed gifts like http://www.paws4claws.com/
According to Karen Barnett, CEO of http://www.paws4claws.com visitors will be able to search its site for just the right job in the pet industry, learn how to care for a new puppy or kitty, become a vet technician, locate a shelter, rescue or a lost pet, become skilled in how to care for an adopted furry friend or discover what pet-friendly services and events are happening in their town. paws4claws also offers a great online store that features the broadest assortment of wonderful pet-themed fashions, gifts and home decor perfect for every occasion for that special animal loving friend or pet adoring family members, hopefully families that just adopted a loving rescue animal from a shelter during October’s National Adopt A National Shelter Dog Month.
http://www.paws4claws.com is an animal lovers’ online solution for sharing information, shopping for pet themed fashion, gifts and home décor and saving pets and people with every purchase. From pets to wildlife and people tall to small, paws4claws is the leading ‘one-click source’ for finding a wide range of information on virtually any topic of interest giving pet lovers the one ‘go-to’ site for just about any issue relating to pets or wildlife.
A resource for networking, learning, shopping for the broadest assortment of pet-related items, paws4claws is also known for its socially dedication to improving the lives of pets and the people who love them. Coining the term, petlanthropic, paws4claws donates 100% of its profits to fund pet shelters, help abandoned and neglected animals and support charities that keep pet loving families together.
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http://www.paws4claws.com is an animal lovers’ online solution for sharing information, shopping for pet themed fashion, gifts and home décor and saving pets and people with every purchase. From pets to wildlife and people tall to small, paws4claws is the leading ‘one-click source’ for finding a wide range of information on virtually any topic of animal related interest giving enthusiasts the one ‘go-to’ site for just about any issue relating to their interessts.
Coining the term, petlanthropic, paws4claws donates 100% of its profits to fund pet shelters, help abandoned and neglected animals and support charities that keep pet loving families together.
We sponsor online give-aways, promotions, radio contests and other events to attract volunteers to gain an active audience that will enjoy, share, learn, meet other pet lovers, and have a place to call their home away from home where their will friend waiting to connect with!