Remember that adoption isn't just limited to picking out a pound puppy. If you have your heart set on a particular kind of dog, you can often find breed-specific rescue groups somewhere near you. The bottom line is that stepping in where you're needed, no matter how or why it happens, is one of the most rewarding things you can do as an animal lover.
Do you have a great dog adoption story? Are you thinking of adopting a dog this month? Tell us all about it!
Sasha, a rescue dog we moved from Chicago to Barcelona last May