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October is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!!

Even though October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog month, every month should be celebrated with a shelter dog. Chances are, you or someone you know, has a shelter dog, so you know what a great pet they can be. People have described rescuing as a bond between man and animal that can not be matched--between an animal in need, and the rescuer--providing basic needs, followed by good health, lots of love, and a home. There is no better story to be written.

Across America, there are literally millions of dogs (and cats) waiting to be adopted to a safe and loving home every year. Unfortunately thousands are euthanized every day due to lack of space, in addition to adequate funds to take care of them.

The Alachua County Humane Society and Alachua County Animal Services work hard every day to see that the pets they have been surrendered and under their care are well taken care of until the day comes when they can be adopted. Both organizations work with local rescue groups to avoid euthanizing due to lack of space.

Adopt-A-Dog-Month was established by the American Humane Society in October 1981 to encourage people to save lives and make their own better by adopting a dog from a rescue or local shelter. A large number of our patients at Newberry Animal Holistic and Wellness Center have been adopted from a Gainesville shelter or rescue. Shelter dogs aren’t just “mutts”, either. Occasionally, pure bred dogs end up at shelters, too, so ask yourself “Do I have room in my home and heart for a shelter dog (or cat)?" before taking on this important task. They are relying on you! If you are prepared and ready, why not take a trip to the shelter and make a dog's (or cats) day by taking them home to their 'forever home'?

Click on the links below to see adoptable pets in this area, or call us at (352) 332-9991 to ask about any adoptable's that might be available through the Newberry Animal Hospital's page on Petfinder! or

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