Today’s Dog of the Day is is Klara, lovingly adopted by Amanda
Submitted by Amanda in the 2010 Orvis Cover Dog Contest
As one who’s adopted a shelter dog, I can tell you firsthand that there is no better feeling than bringing one of these wonderful animals into your home. And since October is American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month , there’s no better time than the present to head to your local animal shelter and adopt a new companion.
You’ll find just about every dog (and cat) breed imaginable at a shelter—as well as some pretty unique mixed breeds—all in need of loving homes. If you prefer a specific breed, there are numerous online rescue organizations that specialize in individual breeds.
If you’re looking to do a something that will not only make you feel great inside, but will also potentially save a life, please adopt a dog or cat today.
Do you have an adoption story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it in the comments section!
As relative newcomers to Vermont, there were certain things my wife and I needed to do in order to assimilate us to the Green Mountain State. One of the very first things we did upon moving here was purchase an “official state vehicle” – a Subaru wagon. The next thing we did was adopt a dog to put in the car: a yellow Labrador mix named Logan.
We enrolled Logan in obedience training during the winter of 2007. I remember because my wife, Erica was pregnant with our first child, Joshua. The reason I mention my wife’s pregnancy is because it was she, at 7 months pregnant, who participated in the classes while I, like the world’s most self-absorbed, uncaring husband, tipped back on a metal folding chair and watched her march around the room in a parade of dogs, led along by a 70-lb. Labrador.
When my wife emailed me this photo and said this was the dog she wanted to adopt I have to admit, I was a little surprised. Erica had never owned a dog, and here she was ready to commit to a cute photo and brief description from the internet.But I also have to admit that after seeing that picture, I too, wanted to bring him home. I grew up with a variety of dogs, golden retrievers, specifically—Sunny, Rusty, Casey, Skye, Kodi—but they were really my parents’ dogs. Logan was our first dog in the truest sense of the word. Our responsibility. Our commitment. Our boy.