In celebration of Adopt-a-Shelter Dog month, the Lycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a free gift with every dog adoption.
Each dog receives distemper and kennel cough vaccine, flea treatment, a temperament test, spaying or neutering, a microchip identification with registration, and 30 days free health insurance from Pet Health.
There are usually 30 to 40 dogs awaiting homes at the Lycoming County SPCA.
Pictures of all of the animals available for adoption can be viewed at www.lycomingspca.org.
"Animal rescue is very rewarding," said Victoria Stryker, executive director. "Each animal has a story; whether it is surrendered by its owner, lost or removed from neglectful or abusive situation. We encourage people to visit with the animals in person. Once you look into those big, brown eyes-you won't be able to resist."
25 reasons to adopt a pet from a shelter
If you have ever considered adoption but were not sure if a pet was right for you, just consider the following 25 reasons to adopt a shelter pet.
It will make a difference in your life
You will make a difference in its life
You will meet other animal people
Less expensive than a designer pet
You will have more variety to choose from
You will help stop the growth of puppy mills and kitten mills
You won't have to worry about having puppies or kittens
You won't have to deal with the "puppy stage"
You will save a life
Many shelter dogs are purebred
Big brown eyes
Your health will improve
You will feel better
Your home will never feel empty