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Reminder: October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

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Believe it or not, we’re already more than halfway into the month of October. So, if you’ve been toying with the idea of getting a dog or puppy, this is the time to do it!

But what if you can’t adopt? We found this great list of ideas from Petfinder so you can still take part in Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! Check it out:

1. Donate your Facebook status by posting this message: “October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Save a life: Adopt a dog!”

2. Tweet, Retweet, and repeat the following: “October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Save a life: Adopt a dog! #savedogs” If you’re super savvy you can even list the bit.ly link to this article (by clicking on the ‘share this on bit.ly’ link to the right side of this page and then click copy) and then add our name @tailsmagazines so we can help you spread the news!

3. Contact your local shelter or rescue and ask if they have a donation wish list or other flyer they’d like to you to post around your office or neighborhood (And be sure to check our Events Calendar for special events for Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!).

4. Sign up as a foster parent or shelter volunteer then tell your friends how great it is. Contact your local shelter or rescue group, or register in our volunteer database.

5. Write an op-ed about the importance of pet adoption for your local paper.

6. Contact your local shelter or rescue group and offer to photograph their adoptable pets and upload the pics to Petfinder, or do it on your own and post them to your Facebook or Twitter.

7. Donate to your local shelter or rescue group in honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month.

8. Tell someone! If nothing else, you can pass on an understanding of the importance of pet adoption to the next generation. Talk to your kids, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other up-and-comers about animal shelters and why Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, and pet adoption in general, is important.

Have any other great ideas? What are you going to do to celebrate and help out this month? Let us know in the comments section below!

This list is from the Petfinder website, for more information go to www.petfinder.com.

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