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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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. 

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.  

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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!

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.