Since May is National Pet Month, we would like to take a few minutes to post about why having such a month is important. While the main point of the month-long occasion is to remind you to love your pets (we know you do and so do we!), there might be a few causes that are a bit more under the radar. Here are three fundamental causes promoted by National Pet Month that deserve everyone’s attention:



1. The Importance of Pet Adoption


The number one reason to adopt a pet is to save an innocent life. Each year, about 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized simply because they didn’t find a good home. This is of course a very sad fact, but it’s important to note that you can make an impact locally by adopting from somewhere like the Montgomery County SPCA in Conshohocken:


There are a ton of great reasons to adopt a pet. For one thing, adoption from a shelter costs less than buying a cat or dog from a pet store, and you know you’re not supporting a “factory style” puppy mill or pet stores that support inhumane breeding. Furthermore, you’ll get a pet that’s healthy and you’ll feel better knowing you made a difference!


2. Pet Professionals Make the World a Better Place


Pet professionals like Top Tails Dog Walking really do a great service to the pet owners of this world and, more importantly, the pets. Without dog walking, feeding, and training services for pets, there would be a lot more unhappy, out of shape and disobedient dogs, cats, and other animals out there. There would also be a lot of people putting their own lives on hold more often for their pets or—even worse—neglecting their pets. Without a doubt, National Pet Month is a great time to show the pet professional in your life some gratitude.


3. Companion Animals


Before it was pushed back to September in 2009 because of a conflict with other national awareness campaigns, May used to be National Guide Dog Month. That said, one of the goals of National Pet Month is to spread awareness of and appreciation for the great guide dogs who make the lives of so many people with disabilities more full and enjoyable.


It’s also important to note that the term “companion animal” isn’t limited to just guide dogs – it can encompass other types of companionships like those shared between birds and humans, cats and humans, even horses and humans.


The main point here is that animals—specifically our pets—are absolutely amazing! Before the month is over, give your pet a special treat to let him or her know just how much he or she means to you!


Thanks for reading!

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