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Posted on 10-10-2018

Forest Hill Animal Hospital, Your Germantown Veterinarian, Celebrates the ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October

Thanks to the ASPCA, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and your Germantown veterinarian at Forest Hill Animal Hospital is ready to help you join the celebration and find the perfect dog for your family. 

Loving Dog

What is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?

Every October, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) celebrates more than pumpkins and Halloween treats. By bringing awareness to the plight of homeless hounds and supporting those who want to expand their family, the ASPCA urges Americans to enrich their lives through pet adoption. 

Why is Pet Adoption Important?

  • You can save a life - Each year, about 2.7 million dogs and cats get euthanized, as too many of them exist and too few people adopt. 
  • You get a great pet - Most shelter dogs are happy and healthy, being displaced not of their own unworthiness but due to human issues like divorce or a move. As such, most are house trained and sociable, ready to give and receive all the love available to them. 
  • It's cheaper than the alternative - When you adopt, costs associated with spaying/neutering and vaccinating are included in the overall price of adoption (some shelters even throw in microchipping). In addition, with mature dogs, you won't incur any costs linked to house-breaking or training.

After Opening Your Heart and Home to a Shelter Dog, Call Your Germantown Veterinarian at Forest Hill Animal Hospital Today

Whether you choose to adopt a puppy or a full-grown friend, Forest Hill Animal Hospital in Germantown can help welcome your new addition to the community. Along with a thorough exam to evaluate overall health, a veterinarian can help with initial decisions involved in welcoming a new dog into your home, including crate training, food options, and introduction to other pets and/or family members.

Call (901) 754-5007 and schedule an appointment today!

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