“Dog is a man’s best friend,” couldn’t be more true. There is no love like a dog’s love!
The quote above was first recorded by Frederick the Great of Prussia, and he was so correct. There are movies, books, memes, videos, you name it – celebrating how much we do not deserve dogs and their unconditional love.
In truth, we as humans can, “learn so many things from a dog’s behavior, personality, demeanor, resiliency, and their willingness to provide their family members with unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship down to their very last breath.”
Did you know roughly 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year? An unfortunate and sad statistic, that is unbelievably true.
Many puppies and dogs end up in shelters because the owners do not understand the responsibility that comes with raising an animal or they’re products of puppy mills that are overflowing with too many pups and not enough sales.
Reasons People May Give Up Their Animal
- Lack of training
- Lifestyle changes
- Not enough time for the animal
- The costs associated with raising a pet
- If the dog is suffering from health issues
For over 140 years, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has worked tirelessly to end animal cruelty. From education and care to adoption and rescue, the ASPCA is making a life-changing difference for animals across America.
What Do Animal Shelters Do
- Care for animals needing protection
- Attempt to find homes for homeless animals
- Reunite lost pets with their owners
- Provide health services, behavioral evaluations, and human education
There are five thousand animal shelters in the United States, with an annual intake of approximately 6.5 million animals, according to the ASPCA.
- 3.2 million animals are adopted each year
- Seven hundred thousand are returned to their owners
- 1.5 million animals are euthanized yearly
Enough is enough! Many shelters that are overflowing with dogs need our help to ensure their doors stay open.
Offer your support to your local animal shelter or ASPCA, to help cut down on the vast amount of animals that are killed yearly. Your support will mean so much to the animals right in your community.
Only $.63 per day donated to the ASPCA can provide one meal for a dog. That’s incredibly easy to reach at NO cost to you, simply by utilizing Dlyted. Buying a coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts? Going grocery shopping? The points you accumulate add up to REAL MONETARY VALUE. Thank you for making the ASPCA and the animals we serve a part of your life!
Yesterday was #NationalPuppyDay (a day full of cuteness that we definitely enjoyed!!). So we wanted to wrap this post up with five things you can do with and for your puppy to ensure you both thrive!
5 Things To Do This National Puppy Day
- Adopt a puppy from your local shelter, rescue or no-kill rescue organization.
- HOT TIP: Throw out all your chemical cleaners and purchase non-toxic cleaners for your home to keep your puppy cancer-free!
- Volunteer at your local shelter by walking or playing with a puppy, cleaning cages or assisting with anything else they need help with.
- Walk your puppy every day for proper health and behavior management.
- Never chain your puppy to a tree or doghouse. You should always include your puppy in your family by letting them live inside your home with you.