It’s Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month.
Oh, come on, you knew I’d go for this one. Seriously, there are marvelous dogs (and cats) in shelters all over the world that just need love, food, exercise, and expensive vets. In return, a dog will give you an alarm system, a body guard,, a warm body to cuddle, and unconditional adoration. Best deal in the world.
Go to Petfinders.com or your local shelter. That’s where Milton, Veronica, Mona, and Lyle came from (Bernie and Lucy came from the pound, Rosie was a gift one of my classes got from the pound [Melissa Copher, I keep losing your e-mail address, but I’ll never forget you]), and through that website you can even search by breed and your area.
Don’t do it for the dogs (although they deserve it), do it for you.