October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. If you’re thinking of getting a dog, please bypass breeders and pet stores in favor of local shelters.
Every year in the United States there are up to 4 million animals of all ages in shelters waiting to be adopted.
Tragically, most of them will not find loving homes, and they will be euthanized.
The Greater Phoenix Metro area has dozens of wonderful rescue organizations, including breed specific rescues, many with low adoption fees. The Maricopa County Animal Control Center regularly holds events with low to no fee adoption. A quick Google search for ‘Arizona Dog Rescue’ will give you a list of possibilities to explore.
So when you’re looking for your next pet, don’t shop – rescue! Who knows? You may find the love of your life. And that’s a great bargain at any price.