October is Adopt-a-Dog Month!
October is “Adopt-a-Dog Month”. In an effort to help the estimated 3 to 4 million animals waiting in shelters every year get the loving, forever homes that they deserve, Imbue Botanicals is getting the word out to all our customers and followers.
The statistics are sobering. Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized , of those, 670,000 are dogs.
But there is a bit of good news here. The number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 2.6 million in 2011. This decline can be explained by an increase in the public interest in adopting, and an increase in the number of stray animals successfully returned to their owners.
Approximately 1.6 million shelter dogs are adopted each year, but there are so many more dogs in dire need. If you’ve followed my journals through the years, you know that we’re huge supporters of pet adoption and pet rescue. We’ve donated product and monies as a company to many recues throughout the US, and are always looking for ways to make a difference. And as many of you know, all of the many Dobermans we’ve adopted throughout the last couple decades have all come from rescues or shelters. And speaking from experience, there is no greater joy or satisfaction in this life than rescuing one of these wonderful smart and loyal canines.
We converse regularly with our customers, who’ve adopted as well, and it’s truly heartwarming to hear their stories and experiences, and how these adopted dogs have improved their lives.
So we urge you, be a hero this month and adopt a dog from your local shelter or rescue group. You’ll be saving their lives, and greatly improving your own. And in the midst of this pandemic when we all need more love and solace, adopting a dog need just might be the perfect solution!
with all our best,