Best of Adopting a Dog

Best of Adopting a Dog

  • 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 [...]

  • What Size Dog is Best for Me?

    Deciding what size of dog is best for you can be a complex decision. But a little investigation and thought can go a long way in helping you make the right choice! We’re here today to help you with some questions to ask yourself, and to dispel the most common myth about what size of [...]

  • 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 [...]

 
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