Friday, October 1, 2010

October = Adopt-A-Dog Month!

*Quincey safe and warm*

October 1st not only brings the changing of the leaves, sweaters and Halloween but it also marks the beginning of Adopt-A-Dog month! Have you been thinking about adding a dog into your life recently?

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.If so head over to your local animal shelter or contact a no-kill rescue group and start researching what kind of dog would best fit your lifestyle.

*Quincey at Christmas*

October 16th will be 4 years since I adopted my fur-baby Quincey from the Toronto Animal Services. Every single day he has shown me unconditional love, affection and most of all appreciation. Although we don't know exactly what had happened to Quincey in the past (he came in as a stray) we can tell that he was cruelly beaten and abused prior to joining our family. Even though he will never get over certain memories of his previous years he can now live out the rest of his life in peace. Adopting a dog is honestly one of the most rewarding things you can do. They know that you have saved their life and will forever be grateful. One of my favourite places to start looking for a new member of the family is Petfinder; a website dedicated to networking dogs, cats and small animals, that may or may not be on death row, get a second chance at life!!!

*Visiting the Beaches in Toronto*

A lot of times you may think that you are saving THEIR life but more often then not they will save YOURS!


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