Adopt a Shelter Dog This October!

Dessau Veterinary Clinic Discusses Adopt A Shelter Dog Month in October

The American Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated October as Adopt A Shelter Dog Month to promote adopting dogs from local shelters and animal welfare agencies. At Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, we offer puppy examinations, as well as exams for adult animals, to help ensure the health of these new additions to your family.

Kid Playing With His New Dog From The Shelter

What Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month in October?

Local shelters have many dogs that would make wonderful pets. The animals are often in the shelter through no fault of their own, because they became lost or were part of an unwanted litter of puppies. Many dogs are given up because the owners can no longer care for them or because they cannot keep them when they move. Having a special month in October to focus on these animals helps to find good homes for them in their local communities.

Why Shelter Pet Adoption Is So Important

Animal control agencies and shelters receive millions of lost and unwanted animals each year. Community animal control agencies can only keep them for a short time and then must euthanize them. This work costs the communities money that is paid for by taxes, and it eliminates animals that would make wonderful pets. When unwanted animals fill no-kill shelters, they limit the amount of space available for other animals that need care and shelter. Adopting your pet from the local shelter helps your community and helps adoptable animals find the homes they truly deserve.

Make Dessau Vet Clinic Your Veterinarian in Austin, TX

Dr. Campbell and Dr. Waage, veterinarians at Dessau Veterinary Clinic, believe that providing gentle care for their patients in Austin, TX and nearby communities can make an essential difference in promoting good health. We offer many veterinary services, including vaccinations, parasite prevention, dental care, surgery, and boarding. Call Dessau Vet Clinic today at 512-339-3177 for an appointment to have your new shelter dog checked and to learn about the best ways to help your dog good health.

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