According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, around 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year.
Oftentimes, these canines are left behind and abandoned because of behavior issues, illness or unforeseen expenses.
The ASPCA sponsors Adopt a Shelter Dog Month to create awareness and education about shelter dogs and encourages families to adopt from shelters.
How do you observe if you don’t currently have room for a four-legged friend?
There are so many reasons shelter dogs make great pets:
If you’re torn, just walk through a local shelter or humane society. See if you make a connection with a dog. It could change your life, and it most certainly change hers or his.