I think any time is a great time to adopt a dog, but October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. A lot of people have the misconception that if you want a purebred, the only option is to buy a puppy. However, that’s not true! Can you guess which of these dogs were once homeless? A few were even on the list to be euthanized. (All of these dogs are now treasured members of their families.)
If you want to do a little research before making your guess, just click on the dogs’ names to read their stories.
Which of these dogs were rescues? All of them!
The next time you hear someone say “I would adopt except I really want a ____ (puppy, specific breed, therapy dog, service dog. etc.)” Please show them this post. All kinds of dogs end up homeless, but they can make excellent pets, companions, therapy and service dogs!
Have you ever been surprised to learn that a dog was once in a shelter? We would love to hear about it!
If you are looking for that perfect dog, start at your local shelter. You might want to try Barkbuddy, Petfinder, and Adopt-A-Pet. If you know of a great rescue group that isn’t listed on our rescue page, please email the information to submissions(@)dailydogtag(dot)com.
love ’em all!
Stacey Gammon says
Love this, I’ve always wanted to do a similar post. There are so many different kinds of dogs that can be adopted, be it pups, pure breeds or happy mutts. Thanks for highlighting that in such a beautiful way! And thanks for including Major! 🙂
Alice G Patterson says
This is a great post, and I’m so honored to have photographed a few of these wonderful dogs!
Jen Jelly says
They’re all so stunning, and I was hoping the answer was going to be all of them 🙂
Chelsea Price says
This is fantastic! These photos just made my day, especially Smiley and Ace – so sweet. There really is a huge variety of dogs in shelters…purebreds AND mutts, senior dogs AND puppies, and everything in between! Great post 🙂
Thanks! There are so many awesome dogs waiting to be adopted!
Pamela | Something Wagging This Way Comes says
What a creative way to highlight the awesome dogs in rescues.
Dogs N Pawz says
I love this post! I remember some of those dogs from the Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop! They are all so beautiful!
Alice G Patterson says
I love this post with all of my heart! So sweet, and wonderful!