SPCA celebrates adopt-a-dog month

October is adopt-a-dog month and the Lycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is celebrating with special offers for adopters.

All adult dogs can be adopted for a donation of the adopter’s choosing.

There is a fee for the microchip insertion and registration as well as a dog license.

As an added bonus, adopters may choose a free gift for their new companion.

“There is nothing like coming home to a wagging tail,” said Victoria Stryker, executive director.

“The unconditional love given by a canine companion really makes a house a home.”

October is a wonderful time to consider adopting.

The weather is still mild and it will be easy to help a new canine companion adjust to the home and family.

Then when the cold weather sets in, there will be a warm, fuzzy friend to snuggle up with.

Adopting a pet will provide an adopter with: unconditional love, tail wagging greetings, a hiking or walking companion and a confidant who will never spill secrets.

Studies have found that owning a pet helps lower blood pressure, improve depression, helps reduce the need for pain medications, helps improve activity and helps pet owners live healthier.

All dogs adopted from the SPCA receive flea treatment, vaccines for kennel cough and distemper, a microchip, and a free 30-day pet health insurance policy from with a valid email address.

Adoptable dogs may be viewed on the SPCA’s website at www.lycom