For decades now, designated months have been devoted to an increasing number of awareness-raising issues. And for more than a decade, raising awareness about the crucial issue of animal adoption has been no different. Their designated month is October.
With that in mind, we wanted to remind our supporters of the life-affirming roles dogs play in our lives, and of our responsibility to pay it forward by saving the lives of those less fortunate. Millions of healthy, adoptable dogs across North America are being euthanized annually because there aren’t enough homes for them. It’s vital to remember that every animal adopted opens a space for another animal in need. By choosing adoption, you’re helping decrease the number of dogs left homeless each year.
The simple three-word message “DON’T SHOP, ADOPT!” has captured the hearts of potential dog adopters and fired the imaginations of caring and conscientious communities everywhere. It has also attracted a growing number of civic-minded and social conscious individuals, organizations and corporations to the cause.
Are you thinking of adding a dog to your household? If so, we encourage you to click on http://chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org/available-furry-friends on our home page and view all of our available and appealing doggies.
Not looking for one right now, but know someone who is? Encourage them to do the same.
And for those of you unable to adopt, but who want to get involved and make a difference, consider the following, please click on http://chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org/ways-to-help on our home page and make a donation to us in honor of “Adopt-A-Dog” Month. Apply to volunteer and/or foster for us. Volunteers and fosters are the backbone of every rescue group, and we couldn’t function without them.
Spread the “adoption” message to your followers on your personal Face Book page.
Sign online petitions to shut down puppy mills across the country.
But remember, although “Adopt-A-Dog” Month may end with October, the need to adopt a dog will continue — month after month after month.