Adopting a Dog

So you've been thinking about adopting a dog for a while now, but not sure where to start? Don't worry—we've done the research for you, gathering advice from pet experts, breeders, and rescue centers across the country. Learn how to adopt a dog or puppy and prepare your home for your new best friend.

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The New Pet Parent's Guide to Adopting an Adult Dog
Get off to a great start with your new fur-ever friend with these helpful tips.
Should I Adopt a Dog? Here Are 8 Things to Consider First, According to a Trainer
Yes, you want all the dogs! But our expert from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show says there's more to think about than how cute they are.
Have Teacup Dogs Caught Your Eye? Here's What a Veterinarian Wants You to Know About Them
Yes, tiny dogs are adorable! But understand that small pups often require more research prior to coming home and dedicated attention afterward to assure their good health.
How to Safely Rehome a Dog
When you can’t keep your dog, rehoming is the responsible choice. These ideas will help you find the loving forever home your dog deserves.
My Greatest Risk (and Biggest Reward): Why Rescuing My Dog Was the Best Decision I Ever Made
The fearful special needs dachshund who came into our lives as a foster pup has made huge strides since she became an official member of the family.
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How to Set a Daily Schedule for Your Puppy That Can Make Him Happier and Keep You Sane
Our canines benefit from a regular schedule just like we humans do and it’s easy to create an effective one with this quick guide.
What It Means to Be a No-Kill Animal Shelter

Considering adopting a dog? You’ve probably come across the term ‘no kill animal shelter.’ But what does that mean? No kill shelters make every effort to save all healthy, adoptable pets, but there’s more to know about these rescue operations.