October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month!

HVA adopt a shelter dog

Hey Hudson Valley, did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month? October isn’t just about Halloween and Trick or Treating it’s also about adopting your new best friend. Shelter dogs make the best pets and you really need one (or two) to keep you warm during the harsh Hudson Valley winters.

Shelters are stretched to their limits during the colder months and finding good homes for the unfortunate dogs that they house is a top priority. Many of these abandoned dogs are already housebroken and know a few basic obedience commands such as “sit” or “stay”. The dogs (and cats) who reside in our local shelters need your help in order to survive and thrive and you can make a huge difference in their lives by adopting, volunteering, or donating your old blankets and towels.

Shelter dogs who find their forever homes are eternally grateful. They remember just how bad their lives were and they show their gratitude every day. Adopting a shelter dog isn’t just a good thing for the dog it’s good for you too! Adopting a shelter dog helps you live a long and happy life by increasing your exercise and lowering your blood pressure. A healthier you could mean lower health insurance and life insurance premiums too!

Is the fear of having your renters insurance or homeowners insurance canceled keeping you from adopting a shelter dog? Hudson Valley Agents can help with that! We work with many insurance companies who’s “bad dog list” is much shorter than other insurance companies.

There are many wonderful shelters in the Hudson Valley but there are three that really go above and beyond in order to find the best homes for their canine charges. The Dutchess County SPCA, the Ulster County SPCA, and the Hudson Valley SPCA. Visit them, make a donation, and adopt a shelter dog today!