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12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

We wanted the best 12 reasons to adopt a dog during October, Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. So, we reached out to our friends and asked them to share pictures of their rescues.  Here are some of their pictures and a few reasons we think you should visit your local shelter and consider bringing home a new pup this month.

Reason #1 

Shelter dogs are lovable. Just look at that face. What’s not lovable?

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Kelli Eldridge

Reason #2  

Shelter dogs can keep your bed nice and warm.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Kelsey White

Reason #3 

Shelter dogs appreciate the presents that you give them.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Tracey Weaver

Reason #4 

Shelter dogs are all ears when it comes to listening to what you have to say.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Kate McKeever Moore

Reason #5 

Shelter dogs can make great companions for your other pets.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Kate McKeever Moore

Reason #6 

Shelter dogs won’t say “No, I don’t want to go.”

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Kellie Ivey McCullers

Reason #7 

Shelter dogs will save your seat.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Kelli Randall Eldridge

Reason #8 

Shelter dogs will give their undivided attention when you need to talk.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Cherri Cash Rutan

Reason #9 

Shelter dogs will tell you the truth when you need to hear it.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Jess Gillett

Reason #10 

Shelter dogs love to pose for selfies.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Kelli Randall Eldridge

Reason #11 

Shelter dogs will make you smile when you are feeling blue.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Cherri Cash Rutan

Reason #12 

Shelter dogs are forever grateful to you for taking care of them.

12 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog

Photo by Dawn McGarity

In conclusion, don’t let October slip by without considering adopting a new pup. For more information check out your local shelter or visit:  http://www.aspca.org/adopt/adopt-a-shelter-dog-month.

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