October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Max

There are a million good reasons to consider adopting a dog during American Humane Association’s yearly “Adopt-a-Dog Month” in October – in fact, it’s a lot more than that. Each year, an estimated 3-4 million animals waiting in shelters for someone to give them a safe, loving home never find a hero to adopt them and, tragically, are euthanized.

I have been a proud pit bull owner for 5 years. Adopting Max was one of the best things I have ever done. Today I am reblogging this post to raise awareness for dog adoption month.

All Animals Welcome

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, which officially makes October my favorite month ever. Since I have adopted a pit bull and a pit bull mix from animal shelters, I thought this was the perfect time to talk about the reasons I chose to adopt and not “shop” for a dog from a breeder or, god-forbid, a pet store.

1.  I got to save a life. Every time I took an animal out of the shelter, it’s life was spared.  In turn, another animal got to take its place for possible adoption. So, really you save 2 lives when you adopt.  The shelter where we adopted our dog Banana from was a “kill shelter” and can take in anywhere from 20-50 dogs a day.  The majority of these dogs are pit bulls who have a hard time getting adopted due to the…

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