National Adopt-A-Dog Month: Five Thoughts to Consider Before Adopting

October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), there are approximately 3.3 million dogs looking for homes throughout the United States each year. Out of this number, unfortunately only about half of these dogs are adopted. Could one of these dogs be your future furry family member? While adopting a dog can be an enriching life experience for both of you, it is important to thoroughly contemplate how your specific choice of dog might fit into your life. Maximizing the possibility for a successful match is crucial for preventing situations in which a family feels forced to either rehome the dog or to bring it to a shelter.

If you are thinking about adding a new dog to your family, here are a few thoughts to consider and questions to ask yourself…

 

1. Your Living Space

Do you live in an apartment? Do you have a backyard? Does your home have a lot of stairs? These are all good questions to ask yourself as some dog breeds have different needs when it comes to living spaces. For example, breeds with long backs and short legs, such as Corgis, can ...

Canine HealthCheck New Packaging

Here at Canine HealthCheck, we care about the health of the environment, just as much as we care about the health of your dog. In effort to reduce our carbon paw print, we have made the decision to eliminate our Canine HealthCheck mailer box for those orders placed through www.caninehealthcheck.com and switch to an eco-friendlier packaging option. Instead of our typical box, our mailer will consist of a recyclable poly mailer and a return bubble mailer. Both the poly mailers and bubble mailers can be recycled anywhere plastic bags are recycled.