Your new best friend is waiting to meet you at your local animal shelter.  October is Adopt A Shelter Dog month.  The ASPCA sponsors this event, and encourages you to "Make Pet Adoption Your First Option."

There are several local shelters where you can adopt a dog.  Here are just a few from around the Greater Flint area:

Genesee County Humane Society.  www.geneseehumane.org

Genesee County Animal Control.  www.co.genesee.mi.us/animal/

Last Chance Animal Rescue.  www.lastchancerescue.org

Adopt A Pet.  www.adoptapet.com

Paws Animal Rescue.  www.pawsanimalrescue.org

Paradise Animal Rescue (Lapeer County).  www.parpets.org

Friends of the Genesee County Animal Shelter.  www.fgcas.info

There are a lot of great dogs and cats out there that need a home.  Your best buddy is anxiously waiting to meet you!  Adopt a shelter pet.