The Dodo
October 23, 2014 3:14 pm

This post was written by Lindsey Robertson on The Dodo.

1. You will save a life.  

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2. Rescue dogs can make incredible transformations when they are adopted into loving homes. 

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3. Most rescue dogs are relinquished for reasons that have nothing to do with behavioral problems, and they are generally quite loving and gentle. 

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4. When you rescue a canine, you’ll never want for cuddles.

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5. If you adopt a dog, you’ll be giving him the gift of new adventures and exploration.

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6. Your other animals might actually be grateful to have a new pal, as shelter dogs often get quite a bit of socialization before they’re adopted.

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7. Every dog has an amazing personality all his own.

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8. Dogs at shelters come in all shapes and sizes!

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9. Choosing rescue dogs means that you won’t be supporting inhumane puppy mills

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10. When you adopt a rescue dog, you’ve got a best friend for life.

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In Honor of ASPCA’s Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, your rescue dog photos could be featured on The Dodo! Post your rescue pics to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShelterDogsRock14.

One picture will be chosen for a grand prize — which includes a BarkBox gift card. For more details and to be eligible to win, enter here and tell ASPCA exactly why your shelter pup is awesome in your caption!