Best of Adopting a Dog

Best of Adopting a Dog

  • Picking a name for your new pet

    As pet parents, you can have just as much fun coming up with names as human parents do. Plus, the process allows for more creativity; you don’t have to worry about mean playground rhymes or making relatives happy. If you’re leaning toward getting creative with your pet’s name, wait and get to know his furry [...]

  • Adopting a New Pet? Find a Match for Your Child

    Introducing a pet when you have children can seem daunting, but rest assured that the pet friendly experts at your local rescue center will guide you every step of the way. Meanwhile, here’s some basic, tried-and-true advice to help you to ensure that the dog you bring home will blend. Train your children Yes, we [...]

  • You can’t buy love but you can rescue it

    SO true! Love cannot be bought. But, boy oh boy, can it be rescued!!!  The beauty seen here is Fanny, an awesome dog who was available for adoption in Hollywood, California from The Mutt Scouts – she’s been adopted, yay! You can see her ADOPTED  profile and other cuties who are still available for adoption at The Mutt Scouts here. If [...]

  • The Puppyhood Program from Dog Chow

    Dog Chow is excited to introduce the Puppyhood program – your one stop shop to help raise your puppy right from the first bite.  With a wide range of educational content as well as interactive tools, Puppyhood is the go-to destination to help guide you and your pup through puppyhood.   TIPS AND TRICKS Whether [...]

  • Should you adopt a puppy and a kitten at the same time? *video*

    No one is going to argue about the exponential cute factor of a puppy and kitten together! As illustrated in the photo above, the combination has amazing “aweeeeee” power. That’s is me holding one of my foster kittens and a foster puppy. What you can’t see is my happy but very tired face! Puppies and [...]

  • How does it work to adopt a pet?

    If you’ve never adopted a pet before, you may be wondering, how does the process work? You can see so many adorable pets for adoption on our website, but what’s the first step, and then what happens next? This article will help give you an overview of how it works to adopt a pet, so [...]

  • Bulldog puppy and dog tips

    Bulldog puppies are so cute with their wrinkled little faces! You can find Bulldog puppies and dogs for adoption across the US and Canada on here. Like Pugsley in the photo, who’s for adoption as of the posting of this article. He’s 16 weeks old, super sweet and super smush face! Finding a purebred [...]

  • 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 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 [...]

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