October is Adopt-a-Dog Month

October is American Humane Association’s Adopt-a-Dog Month, and the Library is acting as a collection point for donations for our local shelter, Helping Hands Humane Society.

During the month of October, boxes will be placed in the Library’s rotunda, and customers may place items they wish to donate to the shelter in these collection boxes. Some of the items needed are paper towels, stuffed animal toys, grooming supplies, blankets, pillows, collars, leashes, and office supplies. A complete list may be found here: http://www.hhhstopeka.org/docs/Wish_List.pdf

If you are thinking about adopting a dog, here are some things that new pet can be:

1. an exercise buddy

2. a best friend for you and your family

3. a fuzzy face to greet you when you come home

4. a constant companion

5. a partner in agility competitions or animal-assisted therapy

Stop by our Pets neighborhood for more books and DVDs on owning and caring for dogs.

Consider adopting a dog this October and/or donating some items that will help our local shelter!

Marta Miles

My name is Marta Miles, and I have been a reference librarian at TSCPL for 32 years. I'm a life-long animal lover and owner. I've owned guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, dogs, rabbits, and birds. I currently share my abode with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Boomer and a cockatiel named Piper. Come see me if you have questions about the Pets Neighborhood. You can also contact me if you have questions about books in our Home Neighborhood.

  • Donna Grigg

    Would like to look into adopting a small dog.i just recently moved here from Oklahoma.I walk daily and would like to have a friend (dog) walk with me. Thanks

  • Jessica

    The shelter recently put out a plea that two of their wish list items, laundry soap and dawn, are needed in a big way currently.

    Donna, the shelter would love to help you find a walking buddy. There are A LOT of great dogs looking for a forever home.

  • http://Google Donna Grigg

    Yes Jessica thanks.A friend i work with recently has apuppy that she is fostering,she got it from a place they call death roll for dogs and puppies.Its a shame people let these animals suffer cause they dont have a home or nobody to love and care for them.would like to know more about fostering or adopting a friend. Thanks