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Latest NewsPawsitive Impact: How Shelter Pets Change Our Lives

April 19, 2024

In a world brimming with love and wagging tails, April 30th marks a very special occasion – National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! In our 15+ years of serving pet parents, Pets a Go Go has seen the truly transformative power of opening our hearts and homes to a furry friend in need. Adopting a pet from the shelter isn’t just about finding a new companion; it’s about embracing a life filled with joy, companionship, and endless love! This National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, let’s talk about four heartwarming shelter pets make a pawsitive impact:


  1. Unconditional Love and Companionship

Ask any shelter pet parent: these fur babies have an extraordinary knack for filling our lives with boundless love and unwavering companionship. From the moment they step into our homes, they offer us a unique kind of friendship. Their love knows no bounds, showing us the true meaning of loyalty and devotion with every tail wag and gentle nuzzle.


  1. Healing Hearts and Soothing Souls

Many shelter pup parents will remark, “I don’t know if I saved them, or they saved me!” This is because the presence of a shelter pet has a remarkable ability to heal and soothe. Whether we’re navigating through life’s highs or lows, our furry companions stand by our side as steadfast pillars of support. Their comforting presence–and silly moments too!– have a magical way of easing our worries, lifting our spirits, and reminding us that we’re never alone on life’s journey.

  1. Teaching Valuable Life Lessons

Shelter pets are more than just furry friends – they have a special way of imparting valuable life lessons too. From resilience and patience to forgiveness and empathy, they teach us so much simply by being themselves. Their playful antics and unwavering optimism remind us to live in the present, embrace the simple joys of life, and approach each day with a wagging tail and a heart full of love.


  1. Saving Lives and Making a Difference:

By adopting a pet from the shelter, we’re giving a deserving animal a second chance at happiness. Every adoption is a beautiful act of kindness that has a ripple effect, creating a brighter future for shelter pets everywhere and spreading hope, love, and compassion throughout our communities—one pet at a time!


On National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (and every day!), let’s celebrate the pawsitive impact of shelter pets and the profound difference they make in our lives. Whether it’s a playful pup, a cuddly kitten, a senior pet or one with special needs, adopting a shelter pet is a beautiful journey filled with lots of love and laughter.


Find Pets a Go Go at the SPCA Walk & Fair May 18th!

Looking for a way to support your local shelter animals? Join Pets a Go Go at the BEST dog event in Westchester County! The SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair takes place on Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights. Help us raise awareness and much needed funds for the thousands of homeless animals cared for at SPCA Westchester every year. Adopters and supporters are invited to attend with their canine companions and encouraged to collect donations. Attendees can take part in a trail walk and then enjoy music, refreshments, animal related demonstrations, shopping in the Woof and Meowtown Village, as well as an SPCA adoption fair.

Learn more here:  SPCA Events – SPCA Westchester, New York


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