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Best of Adopting a Dog

  • A free gift for new puppy parents!

    Puppies can be a popular holiday item! While of course we support adopting a puppy from a local rescue or shelter, even if you or someone you know is buying a puppy from a breeder or pet store, we want to help those puppies stay happily in their new families too. The Puppy Manual is [...]

  • Do all pet adoption agencies have strict restrictions?

    Here at Adopt-a-Pet.com we receive all types of email from potential adopters. Below is one email we received recently that struck a chord with us. Nothing saddens us more than a wonderful potential home who gets frustrated trying to adopt a pet, to the point where they are considering turning to a breeder or pet [...]

  • Adopting a dog good with kids

    “I’m looking for a dog that’s good with kids.” “What dog breeds are good with children?” “Is this dog kid-friendly?” Pet adoptions counselors at animal shelters and rescues get asked those questions time and time again! That despite  that according to the 2012 US Census and Reuters, “While married couples with children were the majority decades [...]

  • Caring for a senior pet

    One of the greatest joys of my life is caring for my senior pets. My grandma called older pets with silvery fur faces “sugar faces” so ever since I was little I’ve know how sweet older pets can be. The beautiful girl you see in the photo is a “fospice” i.e foster hospice dog that [...]

  • 4 Hypo-Allergenic Dog Breeds that Won’t Make You Sneeze

    Do pets make you sneeze? Eyes water? Wheeze? Our friends over at Petcentric have compiled information about four awesome hypo-allergenic dog breeds that can make great pets for pet-allergic households. So even if you “Achoo!” after you pet most adorable pooches, you may not have to give up your dreams of owning a pet because [...]

  • How do you know what you’re getting when you adopt a pet?

    One of the concerns we hear the most often from people looking to adopt from a shelter or rescue is: “How do you know what you’re getting when you adopt a pet?”  The truth is, no matter where you get a pet from, there is always an element of uncertainty. Pets aren’t cars with standard [...]

  • The Puppy Manual from Adopt-a-Pet.com

    Getting ready to adopt a new puppy? Adopt-a-Pet.com’s “The Puppy Manual” is not a complete guide to raising a puppy – there are entire books devoted to that topic! However it is a super-helpful and concise 21 pages covering the basics, to help you prepare for the arrival and first few months with your new [...]

  • 3 Tips for Giving the Gift of a Pet

    You may not know that giving a pet as a gift is a hot topic of debate in the animal sheltering and rescue community! Some folks feel very strongly that pets should never be given as gifts in any circumstance, while others think giving pets as gifts is great no matter what… and then there [...]

  • How to pick a pet if you have allergies

    What do you do when you know you have allergies to some or most pets, but still want to adopt one? Maybe cats make your eyes itch and nose run, but you’ve lived with a dog before and didn’t have any allergic reaction to that particular pet. There are as many possible scenarios as there are types [...]

  • Pet Chemistry in Matchmaking

    By pet chemistry, we don’t mean the science that deals with the composition and properties of substances and various elementary forms of matter! When we’re talking about match making you and your home with a new pet, the kind of chemistry we’re talking about is “the interaction of one personality with another” and some of [...]

 
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