October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Oct 6, 2021ForTheAnimals

Why adopt a shelter dog?

Because you’ll save a life

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

Thinking of adding a pet to your family? Here are some reasons to adopt your new best friend.

1. Bragging rights

Anyone can buy a pet but it takes a special human to choose to save a life instead. Fall in love with your new best friend, adopt him/her, take and post those pics and watch the love and likes stream in!

You may even inspire someone else to do the same. 

2. Adoption helps more than just one animal

Overburdened shelters take in millions (yes, MILLIONS) of stray, abused, neglected and unwanted animals every year

“By adopting an animal, you’re making room for others. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in!”

Humane Society

3. Housetrained! Or be part of their healing journey. The choice is yours. 

Check out these Woodrock Animal Rescue cuties who are currently in foster homes but looking for their forever home. If you’re looking to add a family member to your pack, please consider adopting one of these faces or check out Woodrock’s Facebook page here for more.

Contact Woodrock to meet them!

Woodrock Animal Rescue website | Facebook

Tel: 060 806 7438 | Email: hello@woodrockanimalrescue.co.za

4. Adoption is cheaper

We hate to bring money into it but adoption is WAY cheaper – even if you’re adopting a purebred. 

If you’re set on a specific ‘breed’, then type in the ‘breed’ + ‘rescue’ in Google or Facebook and see what comes up. There is a rescue for every ‘breed’. 

Here are a few (South African based) breed-specific rescues to get you started 😉 

German Shepherd Rescue

Dachshund Rescue South Africa

Beagle Rescue South Africa

English & French Bulldog Rescue  

Gudwulfs Pitbull Rescue

Gudwulfs Pit Bull Rescue – Cape Town

Greyhound Rescue

Labrador Rescue  

Dachshund Rescue South Africa  

Weimaraner Rehome & Rescue SA    

Great Dane Rescue

Husky Rescue South Africa  

Pekingese Rescue of South Africa

Dalmation Rescue  

Staffordshire Terrier Rescue South Africa  

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