October Is Adopt A Pet Month + The Benefits Of Pet Adoption {Infographic}

Adopt A Pet Month ~

Amber and her nap buddy, Daisy Baby

Amber and her nap buddy, Daisy Baby

Did you know that October is Adopt a Pet Month? Have you ever adopted a pet? All of our pets are adopted. We received all of them from friends who were looking to downgrade or from shelters. They have each brought something special to our home and we are thankful that they have come into out lives. The two dogs are mine {they decide who they belong to, after all}. They supervise sit with me when I blog and now they are going to help me share info with you about Adopt a Pet Month. :)

Celebrate Adopt A Pet Month By Adopting A New Fur Baby

When you adopt, you are saving an animal that might be taken to the pound. When you adopt, you are providing shelter to a pet that might be left out in the cold, that might not have the resources to take care of itself. When you adopt, you help to put an end to puppy mills and other places that treat animals unethically. And finally, when you adopt, your little fur baby {or fur free baby} saves you right back. ;)

BlogPaws Adopt a Pet Month Infographic: October 2013
Learn More About Pet Adoption At BlogPaws

Why Adopt A Pet?

If you are looking for…

A loyal friend and devoted companion

A most excellent nap buddy

Sloppy, wet smooches

Someone that is happy to see you

A cute little face to greet you at the door

Someone who likes long walks on the beach {park, city sidewalk, etc}

…then perhaps a pet is just what you need. :) AdoptAPet.com can help you find dogs in the area that are looking for loving homes just like yours. They also can help you find cats, other animals, rescue groups in your area, as well as let you know how you can lend a hand, should you feel so inclined.

Pets need our help. And today is the perfect day for you to get involved.

Have You Ever Adopted A Pet?

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. all 3 cats were adopted, also donate to animal shelter

  2. I did not know it was official adopt-a-pet month. We are looking to adopt. We just need to find the right dog for our family. My daughter can’t wait.

  3. Jenna Wood says:

    We are big advocates of adopting, our local animal control sherrif once told me that adopting a pet at the shelter was the biggest and most immediate help to the shelter itself, not donations or volunteers. But a big portion fo the animals at a shelter are also adopted, or bought, and surrendered because the pet parents didn’t anticipate how much work raising a new animal would be. So just think it through, before you add to your family!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      That’s a great point. Adopting a new pet is much like having a new baby. They are not always giggles and smooches, they are someone else to be responsible for and adopting a new animal should be a decision everyone in the family makes together.

  4. We adopted all 3 of our kitties. What a great cause!

  5. Most of my birds were adopted!

  6. I heard about this, my sister adopted both her dogs. It really is a great way to find an addition to the family to love, there are so many furry friends out there that need good homes.

  7. Well, three of my cats adopted me and the fourth we adopted from the shelter. My husband claims I have catdar that brings all stray cats in the neighborhood to our door.

  8. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    We adopted or literally found on the street all of our cats. I would always go to a shelter to find an animal because too many animals are “put to sleep” for the lack of space, etc.

  9. Sherry Compton says:

    Pets are all about love and companionship. You gain a friend and family member. Our little girl celebrated her five year adoption anniversary this month.

  10. If I were going to get a pet, I would definitely adopt one.

  11. Shelter Statistics are so disheartening. There are so many people who don’t even think a moment before adopting a pet despite the 10+ year commitment it involves. In the town I live, animals are treated as disposable commodities by many and it’s very upsetting. I have eight dogs, six shelties a pit bull and a long hair chihuahua. One of the shelties is a rescue and as well the pit bull and the chihuahua are also rescues. The chihuahua was rescued from the local kill shelter, who euthanizes an alarming number of animals. It saddens me to think of all the pets who don’t make it out of there or even worse who make it out only to end up there again. Thank you for posting this and thank you for adopting as well.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      And thank you for adopting, too. I am glad that your dogs were able to end up in a loving home.

  12. Paula Ball says:

    As a long time animals rights advocate and rescuer I want to thank you for spreading the word. Adoption is a great option, but spay/neuter is the bottom line defense against needless pet euthanasia. It’s a horrible record of pet murders due to lack of decent homes & even worse in the south.


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