October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. See How You Can Help!

10710585_716132211811051_1120808032766604777_nOctober is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month! The best way to honor Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month is by adopting a shelter dog in the Saratoga Springs area, of course! Dogs can greatly improve your life by:

  • Helping you get outside and exercise
  • Helping with socialization
  • Providing companionship for you and your family
  • Providing protection from intruders
  • Improving your mood and mental health
  • Lowering your stress level

If now is not the right time to adopt a shelter dog, don’t worry, there are many ways you can still help! Here are a few things you can do to help make a difference:

  • 10409690_10152446175257921_7781835763409050595_nConsider fostering animals who are looking for homes
  • Volunteer at a local shelter
  • Make a donation to a local animal shelter, Friends of the Shelter group or other non-profit organization in the Saratoga Springs, NY area
  • Contact the shelter and see if they have a wish/needs list. Many organizations can benefit from donated items like: Laundry detergent, paper towels, garbage bags, bath towels, dog food, toys, office supplies and much more!
  • Post a status on your Facebook page with a link back to the adoption page on SaratogaDogLovers.com: “October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Save a life: Adopt a dog! Visit https://www.saratogadoglovers.com/guides/adoption/ for a full list of animal shelters and non-profit organizations that you can help out in the area!”
  • Pass on an understanding of the importance of pet adoption to the next generation. Talk to your kids, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other up-and-comers about animal shelters and why Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, and pet adoption in general, is important.

In whatever way you can, pledge to do your part for Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month!