October is Adopt-A-Dog Month

October is American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month
What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life?

There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why — during American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in October — we’re encouraging people to adopt a shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.

Are you looking for:

  • an exercise buddy?
  • a best friend and confidant for your child?
  • a dog you can train with to learn animal-assisted therapy?
  • a partner in agility competitions?
  • a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
  • a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?

An adopted dog can be all these things — and so much more!

During October dog adoption fees are reduced to $75.  Senior and “special needs” dogs are $50. All dogs are vetted — spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped.

We have dogs of every size, type, age, and personality — like Rodney, Apollo, and Jenny — hoping for new homes!

The Greenwood County Animal Shelter’s Adoption Center is located at 235 Wilbanks Circle behind the Farmer’s Market and Greenwood Civic Center. The Adoption Center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00a to 5:00p. See available dogs online at www.gwdhumanesociety.org or visit the shelter and see them in-person!

Watch this short video of Penny, previously named “Sam Walton”, who was found by Sheriff’s Deputies this July locked in a car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.  It was 105 degrees outside.  Penny survived and is doing very well.  She is available to adopt and ready to meet you!

Adopt A Dog Month

Meet Penny (aka Sam Walton)