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Ways to Support Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

October 01, 2015

Did you know that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month? This is one occasion we can really get behind! There are many cute, lovable dogs in shelters that desperately need to find forever homes. If you’re considering adopting a canine pal, please think about going to a shelter to find your new pet. Even if you’re not getting a new dog right now, you can still help support shelter dogs. A San Jose, CA vet offers some options in this article.


Animal shelters work very hard to help as many pets as they can. Many of these organizations run on very tight budgets, and face ever-increasing costs. Spending a few hours cleaning up may not change the world, but it will definitely help your local animal shelter or rescue.

Spread The Word

Shelters are overflowing with sweet, loving dogs that just want someone to love them. Help a pup find his forever home by boosting the signal about a canine in need on social media. You can also do small things to support adopting shelter dogs. Change your profile picture or, if your boss allows it, add something about the occasion to your email signature.

Make A Donation

One great way to support shelter dogs is to support the organizations that help them. Donations of money or supplies are always appreciated. Consider making a donation to a local shelter or rescue group.


Fostering isn’t for everyone, but if you have the time, space, and ability to care for a special pet in need, this can be a great way to support shelter dogs. You’ll help your charge get ready for his forever home, and be able to enjoy the wonderful feeling of knowing you’ve done something good. Just be sure that you can handle saying goodbye when the time comes.

Tell A Story

Was your dog a shelter pup? Have you recently read a heartwarming story about a dog that got a second chance. Share his story with friends and family on social media.

Host An Event

Considering hosting or helping with an event that supports a local rescue or animal shelter. You’ll of course need to coordinate this with the shelter, but even a bake sale can help contribute to a worthy cause.

Please contact us, your San Jose, CA animal hospital, for all your pet care needs.