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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157 of the Most Festive Christmas Dog Names

Commemorate the most wonderful time of the year by choosing a name for your pup from this list of names inspired by Christmas and the joy it brings.

8 Reasons We Love Animal Shelters & Rescues

Let’s take a moment to say “thank you” for all the amazing ways animal shelters and rescue organizations make the world a better place.

8 Signs You’re Not Ready for a Dog

Yes, dogs are adorable and awesome and give you the most exuberant (daily) welcome-home party ever. But there are many things you should consider before getting a dog.

How to Foster a Dog & What It Means to Take on the Role

Calling all dog lovers. Dog foster parents change the lives of animals in need. Here’s everything you need to know about fostering a dog.

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.

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Do These 3 Things Before Adopting a Pet

So you want to adopt. Great idea—for you and an animal in need of love. Here’s what you should know.

Your Guide to Adopting a Dog for the First Time

When you adopt a dog from a rescue or shelter, you’re giving them a second chance at a happy life with a forever family. Think you’re ready to adopt a dog? Start here!