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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