October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. With plenty of dogs in need of homes, there has never been a better time to consider adopting a shelter dog. Not able to adopt a dog? No worries! There are still plenty of ways you can help support shelter dogs. Here are just a few suggestions for how you can celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. 

Adopt a dog. If now is the right time for you to get a dog, consider adopting your new best friend from a shelter, like Roice-Hurst Humane Society. Giving shelter dogs a home gives them a second chance at life. 

Foster. Fostering a dog is a great way to give dogs a break from the shelter life. Foster dogs get to spend time in a home with people and get more one-on-one attention. It also helps to see how a dog acts in the home and helps us better explain their true personality to their adopters.

Fundraise. Hosting a fundraiser in honor of shelter dogs is a great way to celebrate them! Get together with your friends and family to help raise money for shelter dogs. Not sure how to start? Consider sharing a picture of your favorite shelter dog on social media every day for the month of October and ask your friends to donate toward their care. 

Give. Donating to Roice-Hurst helps us give the best possible care to our shelter dogs. Food, blankets, toys, and monetary donations all go toward helping shelter dogs live their best lives until they are adopted. There is no sweeter smile than a shelter dog being given their own bed! 

Spread the word. Talk to your friends and family about the benefits of adopting a shelter dog. In addition to sharing pictures of your favorite shelter dogs to fundraise, you can spread the word about Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Letting people know about Roice-Hurst helps guide them to our adoptable dogs and give them fur-ever homes.