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Adopt a Shelter Dog

October 01, 2019

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Nothing melts our hearts quite as much as seeing before and after pictures of dogs that have been given second chances, and are thriving in their new homes. If you’re ready to bring a new canine companion into your life, please consider adopting a shelter dog. Here, a Seminole, FL vet discusses adopting a shelter dog.

Benefits of Going To A Shelter

There are some great benefits to getting your four-legged buddy from a shelter, rather than going through a breeder or pet store. First and foremost, you’ll be giving that one lucky pet a new lease on life. This is very rewarding, and is truly something to feel great about. You’ll also be promoting good animal welfare. Fido’s adoption fees will help the shelter care for other homeless animals, and another cute pup will soon fill the space he vacates. You’ll also be able to pick from a variety of adorable furry faces. Last but not least, you may even save some money!

Finding Fido

There are dogs of all ages, shapes, and sizes in shelters. Whether you want a cuddly lapdog, a lovable family dog, or an athletic pooch to take to the beach, you’ll find plenty of pups to choose from. Of course, sometimes people end up falling in love with dogs that are completely different from what they thought they wanted. That’s absolutely fine! Your heart will tell you when you’ve found your pet. It is important to spend some time with Fido before finalizing everything, however. When you adopt a dog, you’re committing to caring for him for the rest of his life. Make sure to pick the pooch that’s right for you.

The First 30 Days

Get everything ready for your new canine buddy before you bring him home. Fido will need comfy bedding, dishes, food, toys, treats, a leash, a collar or harness,  grooming supplies, waste baggies, and a crate or carrier. Keep in mind that going to a new home is a big deal for dogs. Give your pup plenty of time to adjust. With lots of love, TLC, treats, and ear scritches, you’ll have that tail going in no time!

Please contact us, your Seminole, FL vet clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re dedicated to keeping dogs healthy, and keeping those cute furry tails wagging!

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