Adopt-A-Dog Month®

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October is American Humane Association's Adopt-A-Dog Month

What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life?

There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why -- during American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in October -- we’re encouraging people to adopt a rescue or shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.

Are you looking for:

  • an exercise buddy?
  • a best friend and confidant for your child?
  • a dog you can train with to learn animal-assisted therapy?
  • a partner in agility competitions?
  • a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
  • a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?

An adopted dog can be all these things -- and so much more!

Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality -- all waiting for a loving home. Or, if you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you.

Find out what a shelter or rescue dog can bring to your life this October during Adopt-A-Dog Month!


Adoption Center For Dog Adopters & Dog Owners

Visit our Adoption Center to learn about dog adoption, behavior and care. You can also submit your own adoption story and find adoptable dogs in your area!

Shelters & Rescue Groups

Get free resources to help you promote Adopt-A-Dog Month and increase dog adoptions.

Educators

Download our free lesson plans to teach your students about choosing a dog, caring for a dog, and pet identification.

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