While every month is a great month to adopt a shelter dog (or cat), October is officially "Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month." Here are the top five reasons to adopt a shelter dog, according to the Humane Society of the United States:
- You'll save a life.
- You'll get a healthy pet.
- You'll save money.
- You'll feel better.
- You won't be supporting puppy mills and pet stores.
My wife and I have always adopted dogs from shelters and they've been the greatest pets ever. So what are you waiting for?! If you live in the greater Asheville area, get on over to the beautiful Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center and see all the great dogs available for adoption. Check them out on the organization's website. Or visit your local shelter or rescue organization. Find a list of animal shelters and rescue organizations in the Carolina mountains here.