October

I have always loved October for a multitude of reasons. My first flight to visit David in college was in October, he proposed to me in October, we got married in October. As much as I love October for all the things celebrating our love what I love about it more is that it's National Adopt a Shelter Dog month.

Finn came into our lives during a whirlwind time. Too be honest I wasn't entirely sure I was ready for the care and responsibility it took to be a dog owner. He needed vaccinations, grooming, quality food and that's just naming a few things!

What he needs though and what he has given me are unparalleled. I curse his hair, his breath downright reeks but my god does he know how to love. He loves me so much more than he loves himself and sometimes I am just not worthy of it.

One day I will walk into a rescue and say I want the dog that's been here the longest. Sight unseen. It's been a dream of mine -- granted the dog will have to be good with children. If I pass down one trait to my children I hope it is the unwavering love of animals. They honestly make this world a better place to live in.

So hug your pet today and if you feel so inclined check out your local shelters to see if there is any dog that would be a perfect addition to your family.

I can't imagine life without our Finn.

13 comments

  1. October is one of my favorite months and I love it even more now! We rescued a black lab in college and he’s the sweetest pup! I always love hearing stories of dogs being rescued that’ve been neglected and now thriving in a new family home.

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  2. Love this so much! Dogs really are family. Our dog is so spoiled it's actually quite embarrassing haha

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  3. Aw Finn!! You are both lucky to have each other! I love the photos of him with P, wish Ruby would let Rowan cuddle with her like that!

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  4. Love love love this post! I feel the same way about my boy as you do! I may have adopted him from the shelter, but let's be serious I am really the lucky one!

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  5. Love your goal and totally adding that to my bucket list! It's amazing the joy and happiness dogs can bring to a home - I can't imagine ours ever without one anymore.

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  6. There is nothing quite as special as a shelter dog. Finn is such a cutie!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  7. Aw, I LOVE dogs, but I am so allergic to most and I feel like I clean enough poop right now to satisfy that need. :) However, I have already warned Chad that a hypo-allergenic dog is in our future. ;)

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  8. One day I want to do the same thing, walk into a shelter and adopt the oldest dog, or a special needs dog that nobody will want. My mom plans on doing that once one of her two dogs she has now passes. I love what an animal lover you are, you can tell a lot about a person by how the treat animals I think!

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  9. Finn is such a beautiful dog!! So so cute! Andrew rescued Louis in college, and we will always do rescue in the future, too! I grew up without a dog, and now I can't imagine life without one! So many doggies out there that need good homes.

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  10. Love this so much! I couldn't imagine life without my pups, and I'm so excited to see them transition into "big brothers" after their baby sister is born!

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  11. This is the absolute sweetest!! And couldn't agree more. I was just telling Aaron yesterday that no one loves us the way Bella does. Finn and Bella definitely need to have a play date!

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  12. Finn is one handsome dog! And I love that your next dog will be the one in the shelter the longest! Such a sweet gesture!

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