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Adopt a Shelter Animal
American Eskimo Dog
Animal Shelters Are A Great Place To Find Your Special Friend
Open Your Heart & Home To A Pet In Need. There are so many lovable animals out there that for one reason or another don't have a home. The purpose of this lens is to create awareness about the needs of these shelter animals .
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month gives dogs in need more exposure, hoping that they will have a better chance of finding a loving, forever family. I'm also supporting Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.
photo credit: This photo was taken by me.
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day April 30
Open your heart and home to a pet in need! National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30. This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.
Do You Have A Shelter Animal?
Consider Adopting A Shelter Animal
- Petfinder.com: Adopt a pet and help an animal shelter rescue a puppy or kitten.
Adopt a homeless pet (dog or cat) or pets from animal shelters.
Adopt A Beautiful Animal From A Shelter - You would have fallen in love with Bailey
I fostered this beautiful 2 year old Eskie. She was so afraid at the shelter. But once she was comfortable in my home, she was a lovely girl. There are many beautiful animals available. Check them out.
American Eskimo Dog Eskie Heart Bandits
- American Eskimo Dog Eskie Heart Bandits
Why the name Heart Bandits? Because given the smallest chance to do so, an Eskie will steal your heart! I know. I have been the mommy to an American Eskimo Dog. American Eskimo Dogs are bred to be companion dogs. They are happiest when they are...
How About Foster Care? - When adooption is not an option
If you are not able to give a forever home to a shelter dog, have you thought about foster care?
If you are interested in exploring this option, contact your local shelter (see the Petfinder link) to find Fostering opportunities.
Fostering means caring for an animal until a forever home can be found.
Find Your Local Shelter
- Wayside Waifs: Adoptable Dogs
Since 1944, Wayside Waifs has been committed to helping homeless animals find a permanent place to call home.
- Wayside Waifs
Wayside is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside Waifs is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,000 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are n
Monks of New Skete
How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend
Once you adopt your dog, what do you do next? Here's a resource to help you have a good experience.
For nearly a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This is a new, expanded edition.
Some sat this book, along with The Art of Raising a Puppy, also by the Monks of New Skete, is one of the best books available for the dog owner.
Monks of New Skete
- Our Dogs
Visit this site for more information about the Monks and their dogs.
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man.
Help!! A Bad Economy Causes People to Give Up Their Pets
Can you help? Choose a Shelter Dog
In an economy where people are losing their jobs and having trouble paying their bills, some are forced to give up their pets because they can no long afford to care for them. Pet food and vet bills can be expensive.
This means that shelters which were already struggling to care for their animals are now being overwhelmed.
If you are wanting to bring a pet into your home, please look at the shelters.
Are you looking for a purebred? Shelters have those also! Want a puppy? The best dog I ever had was 5 weeks old when I took her home from the shelter. She needed some TLC immediately.
- Be A Responsible Pet Owner
Do you have a pet? Pets can instill a sense of well-being, and studies have shown that pet owners have lower blood pressure, are less likely to be depressed and have higher self-esteem than people who don't care for companion animals. Celebrate...
Adopting an Animal From A Shelter
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