Usually, I can’t stand all these made up ‘days’ and ‘months’ to celebrate. National Grapefruit Month? National Flag Month? Really? But when a topic comes around that is actually beneficial and can help raise awareness for a certain cause, I am on board. For instance, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Nola was adopted from a shelter, and as the pet population continues to grow, more and more dogs are ending up in shelters all around the country. So, I am happy to support this month and educate people as to why they should adopt a shelter dog. Here are the top three reasons I think people should adopt a shelter dog:
1. You’ll save a life, or two. When you adopt you won’t only be saving one dog, you will help free-up space for other animals in need.
2. You’ll know what you’re getting. Most shelters and rescue organizations do assessments on every new pet taken in, to determine things like temperament, whether the pet has any aversion to other pets or people, whether he is housebroken, has had obedience training, etc. Also, the dogs have had vet visits to get their vaccinations and have been spayed and neutered.
3. A shelter dog will bring you an indescribable amount of joy. Shelter dogs are so happy to have found homes, they will spend the rest of their lives making you happy. Plus, it’s been shown that the unconditional love and loyalty of a dog can lift depression, ease loneliness, lower blood pressure, and give you a reason to get up in the morning.
To help celebrate this month, Frosty Paws has donated 10 prize packs to give away* to MMNK followers. The prize pack includes a plush dog and 2 Frosty Paws frozen snacks coupons for your pups (a total value of over $17!). Nola is very excited about this giveaway. She LOVES Frosty Paws. Here she is enjoying a peanut butter Frosty Paws on her birthday this summer:
All you have to do to win one of these awesome prize packs is leave a comment here what you think the best reason to adopt a shelter dog is. On Friday, 10/19 I will randomly choose 10 winners. Sound easy enough? Great! Start posting and I’ll report back on Friday with the winners!
*The giveaway items were provided to MMNK by Frosty Paws. The giveaway is only open to people in the U.S. (Frosty Paws aren’t available internationally, yet.) The plush toy is not suitable for dogs.