DogsBlog.com, the UK’s leading dog adoption site is pleased to team up with Butcher’s Pet Care to launch the 2010 National Dog Adoption Month this August to promote one very simple, very important message: ‘Dogs in rescue shelters are not damaged goods. They are normal, happy, fun filled dogs who simply need a new home with a new family’.
With dogs being given up on the rise once again this year, National Dog Adoption Month aims to prove to all would-be dog owners that the dog of their dreams is in an adoption shelter somewhere. All they need to do is look.
The campaign aims to completely dispel the myth that ‘rescue’ dogs need pity or sympathy or that dogs in shelters are somehow there due to problems in their makeup, physical or emotional. The national dog adoption website www.dogsblog.com shows, clearly, that adoption centres are full, literally to bursting point, with all manner of different dogs of different backgrounds of various personality types. National Dog Adoption Month aims to prove to all would-be dog owners that the dog of their dreams is in an adoption shelter somewhere. All they need to do is look.
Adopting a dog is a concept supported by a growing list of celebrities including Lily Allen, Holly Madison, John Barrowman and Drew Barrymore. Sky News presenter Charlotte Hawkins says, “Many shelters are reaching capacity, so desperately need the space to be able to take in the ever increasing number of dogs that need help. It takes a few small changes in your life to give a dog a home, but the rewards will be more than worth it, as I know from my rescue dog Bailey. So if you think you can offer a second chance to a rescue dog then please, please get behind National Dog Adoption Month.”
Throughout the month of August there will be a number of dog adoption success stories, local fund raisers/open days held by rescue shelters and various events designed to promote the benefit of adopting a dog.
You can download posters from www.dogadoptionmonth.co.uk to take along to local open days, pet stores and veterinary surgeries to promote the message and encourage people to adopt, or why not download some of the free graphics to add into your signatures and spread the word online.
For more information on National Dog Adoption Month visit www.dogadoptionmonth.co.uk