October: Adopt a Dog Month
By Paradise Pet Resorts on
At Paradise Pet Resorts we partner with many local pet adoption agencies and shelters to find homes for Sonoma County’s dogs and cats in need of a new family to love. As the fall approaches we’re happy to support the work of the ASPCA and the AHA (American Humane Association), two organizations that have joined forces on a national campaign to bring awareness to the many pets in shelters or left homeless or abandoned all over the country.
The ASPCA and AHA have set aside the month of October as National Adopt-A-Dog Month and this year’s theme in particular resonates with our staff as well as dog lovers everywhere: “What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life?” As the AHA puts it: “There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world!” We second that, but also want to do our part so there are less shelter dogs in this world! If you want to find out first-hand what great things a shelter or rescue dog can bring to your life, we hope you’ll take advantage of our great local animal agencies in Sonoma County and mark your calendar for these upcoming adoption events as we dive head first into Adopt-A-Dog Month:
- Sonoma Humane Society (Mobile Adoption Event Sept 21st at the Sonoma County Fall Home Show from 11 am to 4 pm at the Fairgrounds)
- Rohnert Park Pet Shelter (Mutt Strut September 27th with a one mile dog walk and an all-day adoption event)
- Noah’s B’Ark North (Adoption events nearly every weekend from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Rohnert Park Petsmart)
- Pet Finder (Adoption Tuesdays to help find homes for shelter and rescue dogs)
Please also visit our Facebook page, where we regularly post about wonderful and loving local dogs looking for a home! If you have any questions about a dog you spot on our Facebook page, or about doggie adoption in general, please feel free to contact us.
Our local shelters are good places to find dogs of every age, size, type, and personality, but if you prefer a particular breed that you can’t find at a shelter, we will gladly recommend online sites where you can find breed-specific rescue groups looking for people just like you.
The National Humane Society estimates that annually 2.7 million healthy shelter dogs and cats do not get adopted – let’s take a bite out of that number this October in Sonoma County – please consider adopting a shelter dog!