Push on for national Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

In celebration of October’s national Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month, Española Humane is encouraging people to adopt a dog in foster care or become a foster parent, opening up kennel space for at-risk dogs.

“The COVID crisis has put a strain on resources,” shelter organizers say, making foster parents even more critical to lifesaving operations. Adopting a foster dog saves two lives by providing more space at the foster home and at the shelter.

Throughout October, the shelter will spotlight lifesaving stories of foster pets and families and available dogs to foster and adopt. Fostering is easy – just apply online at www.espanolahumane.org and shelter staff will help make a match for you.

Foster dogs like Adam Scott, an 18-month-old male mixed-breed pup who loves to hike, will be featured on the shelter’s website and on social media at www.facebook.com/EspanolaHumane and @espanolahumane, along with tips on marketing foster dogs, the joys of fostering and places you can take your foster dog. Aside from the great feeling of saving lives from fostering and free dogs kisses, there are also other perks from fostering such as a free T-shirt.

The shelter also will be joining thousands of other rescues in the ASPCA’s #AdoptAFosterDog campaign that provides national exposure of foster dogs.