October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!
October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!
Since Covid-19 forced many Americans to work from home and rethink travel, veterinarians have been witnessing a so-called "Puppy Boom." Some reputable breeders have stopped taking deposits on future litters, as even puppies who are yet to be conceived have already been promised to future homes. Prices for puppies are at an all time high, and shelters are being inundated with callers looking for adoptable fur babies.
While daily puppies are making this period of history a uniquely fun time to be a veterinarian, there are many adoptable dogs in our shelters and rescues who are still waiting for their forever homes. Puppies require a tremendous amount of time and patience in order to develop into well-behaved adults. And working from home does not necessarily guarantee a schedule which allows this degree of training to occur . So while the whole country is posting about the #2020PuppyBoom, consider visiting your local rescue or shelter, and adopting an adult dog with a lot of love to give - who's way past destroying your shoes!