‘Tocktober’s Also Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!

[Time Out from our reg-you-lar programming for this message from the Cute Overload Pup-Lic™ Service Department]

Cute Overload is celebrating ‘tocks of all kinds this month (#Tocktober, duh) but let’s not forget People: it’s also National Adopt A Shelter Dog month! All over the US of A there are lotz of doggehs in shelters just waitin’ for you to stop by and take them home! They’ll even go to homes with cats!

Check here to loin more!

Photo submeesh of doggeh “Pennoyer” from Layshauni Rodriguez.



  1. One of my doglets came from a shelter (the other was rescued from a puppy mill) so you know I’m a huuuge advocate of adopting. I will tell you that there’s no greater satisfaction than to take an unloved/neglected/mistreated/abandoned animal and heap all your love on it. Your kindness will be repaid a thousand times over. It’s like they know you’ve given them a second chance and they just can’t thank you enough. Okay, all gettin’ weepy now so I’ll stop. 🙂

  2. Oops, I’m in moderation. I used the dreaded p***y word. 🙂

  3. Pity? Puppy? What word? And I think there may be another Katrina-I’m the older one. HI, everyone! Happy Tocktober!

  4. Awwww… did you say something about how sweet the puppeh is with his little hoomins?

  5. KIttyMarthaPoo says:

    Those pictures are so beautiful I could cry. The love between the two of them is apparant.

  6. That reminds me of my own dog when I was a kid. I saw him being born and named him Duke because his mother’s name was Princess and in my 6 year old mind the son of a princess had to be a duke. I loves that dog and was devasteted when he was killed in an accident.

  7. NurseNoir says:


  8. Erm, let’s add a little comma there before “people”… otherwise the implication is that you’ll be showing hoomin ‘tocks here, and I do NOT want to see that on CO!

  9. With a name like Pennoyer, it sounds like someone went to law school. Just Neff’in.

  10. I sometimes try to hold hands with my kittehs, like in the bottom left pic. Most of said kittehs Do. Not. Like.

  11. warrior rabbit says:

    Generally speaking, I think we should all loin more. As long as it’s consensual.

  12. Hugs to you, Gigi.

  13. “doglets!”

    Musing on adopting our wonderful pet friends… I wonder if there’s a good name or meme for the number of dogs we adopt who already have names. I’ve been lucky to adopt two critters with good names, but the rest… well, it’s all about acceptance and unconditional love.

    And nothing makes us tear up like unconditional love. 🙂

  14. Loin more? Was that a pun?

  15. So true! All my dogs have been rescue animals in some way, and they were the best pets one could ask for!

  16. Yes! I of course love ALL my kittehs equally, but when the ones that came to me as semi-feral, frightened, and hiding under the beds for 3 months, let me now hold them and cuddle them, there is nothing that makes me more thrilled. [sniff, sniff]

  17. maltese parakeet says:

    lol. that’s exactly what i was thinking!

  18. ScoutsMom says:

    My kitty, Scout, loves to hold “hands”, especially when sleeping. If I pull my hand away, she’ll reach out for it until I grab back on to her paw. It’s not only comforting to her, but for me as well.

  19. great handle!

  20. As a shelter volunteer I salute everyone who has found their best furry friend at a shelter. Being there and helping all the critters brings tremendous satisfaction. If you love animals and have time, please volunteer. Or throw them a check. Or donate your old towels and blankets etc. And thanks C.O. for celebrating shelter dog adoption month.

  21. Here Here, Rachael. ONLY rescue doglets for me.

    P.S.- How’s about the close-up of that paw in hand? Gotta love holding your puplet’s paw.