- 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 [...]
- Adopting A Pet Pig!
Do you know how awesome pigs are?! Pigs are social, friendly, and intelligent animals who enjoy being clean and giving affection. Sadly, every year too many pigs are abandoned to animal shelters because their owners didn’t really think through the decision to get a pig or didn’t learn the facts about what it entails to have [...]
- 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 [...]
- Basic Aquatic Turtle Care
Do you have a red-eared slider or other aquatic turtle, or are you thinking of adopting one? Not sure of how to care for him or her? Katrina Smith from the Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society has put together a comprehensive, easy-to-read and understand care sheet for Slider, Cooter, Redbelly, Painted, Map and Chicken Turtles [...]
- How to avoid picking the wrong pet
Several times our AdoptaPet.com staff and outside adoption experts have covered how to pick the RIGHT pet for your home. We do like focusing on the positive actions you can take, but it’s important to know what to avoid doing too! So we’ve matched some common mistakes that can result in picking the wrong pet, [...]
- Gerbils are social animals!
Gerbils are social animals used to living in packs. As a matter of fact, if you have a gerbil, consider rescuing another! They prefer to live in pairs or small groups and it will increase their lifespan as well as their happiness to have other gerbil friends around. They will commonly interact with each other [...]
- 250 fun pet names
Here are 250 fun pet names that we’ve compiled to give you some inspiration for naming your newly adopted pet! We included a mix of names you might not normally see, plus some of our all-time favorites. We excluded the most popular pet names in America which, depending on the year and who you ask, [...]
- Vitamin C For You and Your Adopted Guinea Pig!
Guinea pigs are gentle, sweet pets who have a docile nature – not to mention are totally adorable! They respond to being handled, fed, and pet, and are also relatively easy to take care of making them a popular and fun pet for families. Guinea pigs thrive in groups and are social animals who love [...]
- Don’t Be Alarmed By Common Ferret Behaviors!
If you’re looking for a different kind of pet to adopt, consider a ferret! Ferrets make great pets. They can be loving and sweet companion animals, not to mention loads of fun. Since ferrets are not as commonplace as other pets, they are sometimes harder to read as less might be known about them. Read [...]
- Wisdom of the Elderly – Adopt a Senior Pet!
Adopting a senior pet is one of the most wonderful things you can do – not only for them, but for you! Western society often doesn’t have a lot of respect for older things or beings. With our culture’s focus on how “important” it is to have the latest car, computer, or gadget, sometimes we [...]