If you’re thinking of adopting a dog, October is a great month to do so since it’s Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month. The ASPCA in New York City is inviting people to come out and adopt a dog (or a cat!) next weekend (Oct 23-24) during their special Adopt A Dog Month celebration. Here’s the info:

You’re invited to a very special adoption event! October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, and there is no better place to find a great companion—canine or feline—than at the ASPCA. In addition to all the love, you’ll receive a free gift with your adoption during this weekend event. Come meet the dog or cat of your dreams!

Who: Adoptable dogs and cats
What: Weekend adoption event
Where: ASPCA Adoption Center
424 East 92nd Street (between 1st and York)
New York, NY [map]
When: Saturday, Oct. 23, 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
Sunday, Oct. 24, 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Of course, if you can’t make it to the ASPCA Adoption Center, there are plenty of other places in New York City where you can find a cat or dog companion. Here are a few of our favorites: