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Best of Adopting a Dog

  • 20 Most Popular Pet Names

    As a foster volunteer, I’m always looking around for great names for my foster pets! To help get our creativity flowing and the adoptions going, the rescue I foster volunteer for will suggest pet names along a theme, until a new inspiration strikes.  We’ve recently passed through a fruit phase (Apricot, Mango, Apple, Raisin, Kiwi), [...]

  • Keeping the Peace in a Multi-Dog Home

    Ever wonder how some people can live with a pack of three, four, or even more dogs who all get along? Maybe you’re reading this article because you have a dog and are wondering how you can adopt or foster a new dog and be sure that they will get along well, if not become [...]

  • Adopting a Dog

    Here are some articles to help you when you’re getting ready to adopt or have already adopted a dog. You can find a dog to adopt by using our Find a Dog Search here. If you don’t see your perfect pooch right away, type your email address into the handy-dandy Search Saver box, and any new [...]

  • Giving Pets as Gifts

    Fluffy Golden Retriever puppies in red gift bows on Christmas morning! Who ever came up with that as an image of a happy American family icon we think probably never had a puppy eat a bunch of wrapping paper and spent the rest of the day at the emergency vet! My personal early childhood trauma [...]

  • Living With Giant Breed Dogs

    My family has historically owned Great Danes, there are sepia-toned photographs of my mother as a child dwarfed by the gentle giants that were her best friends. My sister currently owns a Great Dane rescued from a neighbor who could not care for such a large puppy. Giant dogs do have giant needs! (You can [...]

  • New Study Shows Babies Exposed to Pets at Home are Healthier!

    Another reason to adopt a pet for your family! On top of teaching your kids compassion and providing a home for a deserving friend, we’ve got another pro-pet-adoption point! A recent study from Kuopio University Hospital in Finland shows that babies who live with pets during their first year of life are approximately one-third more likely to [...]

  • Why Outside Only Is Not Best For Dogs

    We’ve all seen it before. We drive by that house every day on our way to work, or maybe it’s a home in our own neighborhood. Unfortunately there are still many people who keep their dogs solely outside. Dogs who are outdoors all the time are often extremely lonely and bored. Their lack of mental [...]

  • What My Pet Has Taught Me: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    There are so many valuable things I learn from animals every day.  Some lessons are more expected, some more subtle.  But everything they teach me has no doubt made me a better person.  Recently I was reflecting on a shelter dog who my husband and I were fostering in our home years ago when I [...]

  • PEOPLEPets.com Adopt Me – Don Juan the lover cat!

    Romantic, affectionate, deep.  He takes your breath away.  Of course we’re talking about Don Juan!  We don’t know how this lovable feline has not gotten adopted yet, but PeoplePets.com wants to help change that by featuring him as this month’s adoptable pet!  Plus, June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month so please spread the word to help more homeless kitties. [...]

  • Is it safe to give away pets for free?

    Giving away pets for free is a controversial issue in the animal sheltering world! Many animal welfare organizations advocate very strongly against anyone giving away pets for free, while others believe exactly the opposite, that zero adoption fees along with proper screening of potential homes can help even more pets find loving homes. You may have [...]

 
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