October 15, 2010
During the month of October, the American Humane Association encourages the adoption of shelter dogs. This organization suggests that bringing one of these fuzzy-faced companions into your life will benefit you, as well as the canine! For example, you’ll gain a best friend and a tail-wagging giver of unconditional love.
Adopting a dog is not to be taken lightly, as caring for a dog requires a significant investment of time and money. So, a bit of research along with careful thought is recommended. MCPL has many books worth reviewing prior to adopting a shelter dog. For example, Please, Oh Please Can We Get a Dog? : Parents’ Guide to Dog Ownership by Cheryl Peterson; Responsible Dog Ownership by Kathy Diamond Davis; and Old Dog, New Tricks: Understanding & Retraining Older & Rescued Dogs by David Taylor are just three you might review. Then, after more serious consideration, if you decide adopting a shelter dog is for you, contact the Lee’s Summit Animal Shelter and begin the process. Some little furry critter may be waiting just for you.
Colbern Road Branch