BY ROBBI HESS ~ MANAGING EDITOR PET CALENDAR, CRIMELESS CAT EXECUTIVE STORY EDITOR, CHIEF CAT HERDER
April 30 is Adopt A Shelter Pet Day and it’s Adopt A Tabby Day. We love any day that celebrates pet adoption and when you can combine cats and dogs — well that is a win all day!
As cat lovers know a “tabby” cat isn’t a breed (like a Siamese or Devon Rex) it is a color pattern. A tabby is a coat pattern and can be grey or gold or any colors in between. If you’re in the market to add a new cat to your family, stop by your local rescue organization and consider adding a tabby to your home!
Pet Calendar: Adopt A Shelter Pet & Adopt A Tabby Day
Have you ever thought about adopting a shelter pet — dog or cat — and haven’t done so yet? What are you waiting for?
We have the top reasons why you should give a shelter dog or cat a forever home.
- The dog or cat will be forever grateful. We truly believe that dogs and cats who are adopted from shelters know that their new forever family is a gift. Shelter pets are opening, loving and giving of all of their attention to you and will happily take any attention and love you have to offer.
- You’re saving a life. Shelters are always overcrowded. There are some times of the year that the overcrowding is worse than others (like in the spring when it’s considered “kitten season), but many shelters are over or at capacity year round. When you adopt from a shelter you are not only saving that pet’s life, but you are opening up a space for a pet in need.
- If you’re looking for a walking companion, a shelter dog will love to go for a walk with you any day and every day! Dog owners typically get more exercise than non dog owners because they need to get out and talk their dog for a walk.
- You might make new friends. If you’re out for a walk with your dog you just may meet other dog owners and find a friend for life!
- A cat is an ideal companion for someone who may not be able to get out for a long walk.
- When you share your life with a dog or a cat you are never alone. Seniors who are housebound may find themselves suffering from depression but sharing their lives with a pet can alleviate that.
What do you love about your shelter dog or cat?