PetFinder.com is hoping to find forever homes for the nearly 200,000 dogs in shelters and rescues across North America by celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month in October.
PetFinder.com is urging families to help dogs in need of homes by:
â€¢ Adopting a dog or giving the gift of pet adoption with Petfinder’s Pet Promise Certificate.
â€¢ Volunteering with a local rescue or shelter
â€¢ Donating Facebook posts and Tweets to highlight adoptable dogs
â€¢ Visiting Petfinder.com for more ideas and resources
Additionally, Petfinder.com will host two Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month events near the Washington, D.C., USA and New York, USA, areas, featuring adoptable dogs, prizes and more.
The first, an Animal Planet R.O.A.R. & Petfinder Community Adoption Event will be held on Thursday, October 4, from 4-6 p.m. The event will take place at the Discovery Communications headquarters at One Discovery Place in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
Another Petfinder Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month Adoption Event will also be hosted at Animal Haven at 251 Centre Street in New York, New York, USA, from 12-3 p.m. on October 13.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.