October is Shelter Dog Adoption Month, so what better time to help shelter pets in need? Ways to assist LCHS include adopting, fostering, volunteering, and donating. We have adoption events happening this month too! We will be at Rocky Top Pumpkin Patch on October 17th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, and at Chewacla State Park on October 24th from 10:30 to noon, following a group hike with our dogs that will begin at 9 a.m.
One new way to assist is to download the ResQWalk app! This app, created by Best Friends Animal Society, allows you to select the shelter of your choice and walk to raise money for that organization. To support LCHS, download the app, choose LCHS as your organization, and press "start walk" whenever you take a walk or jog, and press "Finish" when you've finished walking.
Adoption is a Wonderful Way to Find a New Pet
Adopting a dog allows you to find a fantastic companion that is an excellent fit for your lifestyle while also saving the lives of homeless pets. Every adoption saves the adopted pet's life by giving them a loving forever home, and the life of another homeless pet in need who the shelter can then assist.
Shelter staff care deeply about their animals and spend time getting to know each pet individually, making the shelter team a fantastic resource for finding the best match. We can learn much about each dog's general temperament, each dog's play styles, and for dogs who have spent time in foster care, how they do in a home environment. At the same time, dogs who are adopted blossom into their full selves, gaining confidence and benefitting from the structure and affection that can only be achieved in a loving home.
Adult Dogs Versus Puppies
With an adult dog, one can see more of the animal's natural temperament, which can then be refined by training, developing a stable routine, and ensuring that the dog has sufficient exercise and enrichment. We have plenty of sweet, fun adult dogs at our shelter who would love to call your home their forever home. One of these dogs is Noel, who recently went into foster care with Alex Hill, an animal care technician at LCHS and an education major at Auburn University. Noel has been doing wonderfully in a home environment and has warmed up quickly to new people.