• By: Laura Lynn O’nan

Adopt a Dog Month

Get excited with us, October is National Adopt a Dog Month! If you are in search of a new furry family member, we have great news - there are many dogs looking for their forever, loving homes right here at the Woodford Humane Society. They come in all colors, sizes, ages and breeds. Join us in our effort to pair our homeless pups with their forever families.

If you’re thinking about adopting a dog, the first step is to ask yourself a question; are you ready to make a lifetime commitment to a pet in need? If yes, you will need to prepare yourself and your home for a new furry family member. First, consider the expense it takes to care for a dog - veterinarian visits, training, grooming, food, etc. Minimum yearly cost to care for a dog is roughly around $1,000. Think about the amount of time that needs to be committed to a new pet. Training, socializing, and exercise are all crucial for a happy, healthy dog, and you’ll have to devote time to them each and every day. While looking for a new dog, keep in mind that a younger, active dog will need more exercise than an older, slower dog.

When you are ready to adopt a pet, ask lots of questions that will help you pick the right one for your lifestyle. What temperaments have they displayed when introduced to other animals or children? Are there any known special requirements for that particular pet - dietary restrictions, medical needs or long-term medications? What type of feeding/potty break schedule have they been on? What is the dog’s energy level, how much exercise will they need, and do you have time and space to accommodate to your new pet? There are countless great questions to ask while adopting a new family pet, and we are here to answer them.

There is nothing more loyal, patient and unconditionally loving than a best friend covered in fur. Having a pet is more than an extra mouth to feed; they are the world’s best companions. No matter the time of day, they are conveniently at your side the moment you need their comfort. Dogs enrich our lives with the unique, unwavering love they provide us at every opportunity. What better way to show gratitude to a homeless pet than to provide a forever home and loving family? Here at Woodford Humane Society we take pride in the level of care we provide for our pets, including finding their forever homes. Through the tremendous support of our community, including adopters like you, we are able to provide forever homes for hundreds of dogs (and cats) every year. We are more than happy to assist you in the search for your perfect companion. If you are interested in adopting or have any questions, contact the Adoption Center at 859-873-5491 or woodfordhumane.org.

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