Friday, October 05, 2012
October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
In my life, I've had several pets. We had Iggy, the German Shepherd when I was little, then had P.A. (short for Party Animal, a family joke probably taken from "Alf") and Sugar, our half beagle/half bassett hound who finally passed a couple years ago after , our family dogs. I've had cats, too, first there was Sydney, then Kiwi and Monkey and Boo Radley. Kiwi still remains. All of these animals were either from the shelter, or were shelter-bound. There is something about owning a pet that just makes you a better person. A little bit softer, a little less selfish, a little bit kinder. Pascha has my heart in ways only other dog people can understand.
This month is Adopt An Animal Shelter Dog month and so I thought I'd share and tell you that if you have room in your home and room in your heart, let a mutt choose you and your life will never be the same. For local information, go to the San Diego Department of Animal Control site for a list of all county and city shelters. They usually have discounts for adopting older pets and they give information on low-cost vets, too.