October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Have you been considering adding a four-legged furry member to your family? Do you feel like you have the time and energy to devote to belly rubs and slobbery kisses and nice long walks under the red and orange trees of autumn, and also vet visits and 2 a.m. potty breaks and possibly some chewed shoes? Ready for a dog but not sure what to look for? Consider stopping by an animal shelter and seeing the wonderful dogs waiting for their perfect forever home, because October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Humane Society of Huron Valley, which serves Washtenaw county, has many loving dogs in need of loving homes. Don't forget to check out Petfinder.com, which will help you locate other animal rescue groups in the area.

Need a little guidance? The Adopted Dog Bible is a great resource for anyone welcoming a shelter or rescue dog into their home.

Not ready to adopt, or already have a home full of furry friends? We have lots of books about other rescued animals that will warm your heart as the weather turns cold! (Warning: You might shed a few tears, too!]

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish
Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls--One Flying Disc at a Time