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ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October

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Akaal Pet Hospital in Citrus Heights Helps Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month This October

October isn’t only about pumpkin spice lattes and cool, fall breezes. Here at Akaal Pet Hospital in Citrus Heights, our veterinarian and the team are getting geared up to celebrate the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and make sure you and your family find the perfect furry friend to share your home.

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and the ASPCA

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) sets aside each October for educating communities about homeless animals and supporting those who want to make a difference in the life of a loving, homeless dog. Through marketing and fundraising, this organization encourages Americans to contribute to the animal community through donation or pet adoption.

The Benefits of Pet Adoption

  • It saves lives – Since more dogs and cats exist that can be adopted, about 2.7 million of them get euthanized each year.
  • It comes with love - Shelter dogs have a reputation for being exceptionally fun-loving and healthy. Since their unlucky predicament was caused by human factors (like divorce or relocation) and is not a reflection of their inadequacy, most have been adequately socialized and house trained.
  • It’s budget-friendly – Extra costs associated with pet ownership (spaying/neutering and vaccinating) are part of the overall price of adoption. Some shelters even provide microchipping as an added bonus.

How Your Citrus Heights Veterinarian Can Help 

When you partner with the ASPCA and reap the benefits of pet adoption, you better yourself, your home and your community. Akaal Pet Hospital in Citrus Heights understands the process of getting a new pet and is here to help every step of the way. A comprehensive exam by our veterinarian will assess the dog’s overall health, and you can receive guidance with any questions about crate training, nutrition, and behavior.

Whether your shelter dog is a puppy or a full-grown companion, call (916) 729-7779 and schedule an appointment today.

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