This is good news if you are looking for a new bestie: October is American Humane Association's Adopt-A-Dog Month!
Not familiar with the American Humane Association? Here's a blurb from their site:
"Since 1877 the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society.
As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses."
Check them out on the web, then (if you can) head on out to your local shelter and Adopt-a-Dog in October!