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October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month at the Dumb Friends League, promoting awareness of the millions of dogs looking for homes at animal shelters across the country.

Studies have shown there are a number of health benefits, including physical, psychological and emotional, for having a pet. Some of these include a reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes and other health problems. Having a pet can even lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your mood, while fighting loneliness, depression, and anxiety.

If you are wondering what kind of pet is the best for you, they can help. The Dumb Friends League takes in thousands of dogs each year, seeing a wide selection of breeds, ages, sizes and personality traits. They also have consulting services like the Find a Friend station which helps to match up pets for adoption based on families and their lifestyles. They also encourage discussion with their experienced adoption counselors.

The Dumb Friends League in the metro Denver area provides in-shelter training programs for the pets in their care that need a little extra help. Their Head Start program teaches good behaviors to more challenging young adult dogs and Canine Courage is specifically geared towards helping timid and under-socialized canines.

By adopting one of their homeless dogs, you not only provide a good forever home for a dog, but also open up space for another homeless pet in need.

For more information on Denver’s Dumb Friends League, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.

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