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Oct 13 2010

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

by Joseph M

Autumn is in the air, and as the weather gets chilly and your warm bed begins to seem more and more inviting, you may find yourself looking for a snuggle buddy to help get you through the cold season ahead. October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so it’s a great time to consider adding a furry friend to the family. There are several organizations that can help you find and adopt the right dog for you, including the American Humane Society, the ASPCA, and PAWS Atlanta. Check out their websites for a variety of tools, resources, and links to local shelters and rescue groups. The library also has some related books on the subject, including Old Dog, New Tricks: Understanding and Retraining Older and Rescued Dogs, and Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays.

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David October 14, 2010 at 8:13 AM

For anyone who’s interested in a feline friend, I can recommend a local, no-kill shelter called FurKids (www.furkids.org). I believe they have dogs as well.

Laura October 16, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Thanks for the reminder, please remember kitties too!

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