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.

13 Tips for Every First-Time Dog Owner

New to dog ownership? Don’t stress. We’ve got you covered with our guide for first-time dog owners. 

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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.

How Much Does it Cost to Adopt a Dog?

Get a good idea of the costs—from adoption fees and other up-front costs to on-going ones such as supplies and vet bills—before you adopt a dog.  

Adopting a Senior Dog: Why Older Dogs Are Awesome

If you’re considering adding a dog to your family, an older dog from a senior dog rescue can give you all the fun and unconditional love without some of the challenges that come with a puppy.