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Adopt-A-Dog Month®

What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life?

Since 1981, American Humane has celebrated “Adopt-a-Dog Month®” each October in an effort to help the estimated 3-4 million animals waiting in shelters every year get the loving, forever homes that they deserve.

Be a hero this month and adopt a dog from your local shelter or rescue group. You’ll be saving his or her life and greatly improving your own as dogs are amazing, supportive, and heroic companions.

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Whether you’re adopting your first dog or bringing home yet another to add to your family, American Humane wants to ensure you’re prepared for the energetic – and sometimes messy – life with your new best friend.

Ready to adopt? Find a shelter near you!

Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every breed, 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 legitimate breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you.

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Sadly, July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. We hope everyone’s #pets are safe at home. If not, don’t lose hope. Canvas your neighborhood, contact your local animal shelters/animal control agencies and put up notices. #LostPetPreventionMonth

Happy #IndependenceDay from all of us at American Humane! We hope you have a safe and happy weekend. #July4th

Your caring heart can feed a hungry belly – celebrate the holiday weekend by supporting our #FeedTheHungry fund to ensure no animals go hungry during today’s #coronavirus crisis: https://bit.ly/2Jp6ENl #Donate

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