• Frequently Asked Questions about Choosing and Visiting Your Veterinarian

    1. I just adopted my new pet. He seems healthy—do I still need to take him to the veterinarian right away? Yes! Taking your new pet (whether dog, cat, hamster, or any other living thing) to the veterinarian should be your first priority. This is especially true if you have other pets. It’s a good [...]

  • Get to Know Your Pet from Head-to-Tail

    Cindy couldn’t exist without pets in her life, but working a 40-hour week to pay for her small apartment, made it difficult to share her life with an animal who would depend on her, so…Cindy decided to become a professional pet sitter, a job she found to be more pleasure than work.  She joined an [...]

  • How to Create a Cozy Living Room for Your Pet

    During the next few months of chilly weather, you’ll want to make sure to have a cozy place in your for your pets to rest and relax. Here are eight tips to keep your pets out of the cold (and out of trouble), during the winter season:   #1 Pets don’t care if it’s cute. [...]

  • 6 Imperative Tips for Safe and Happy Pets During the Holidays

    The holiday season brings a lot of festivity and excitement. It makes the winter season even more enjoyable and fun for everyone. Have your pets enjoy the holidays with you and keep them safe at the same time. Here are some tips: #1 Keep them healthy It is important to ensure pets are kept inside [...]

  • Book Giveaway! Win a Free Copy of The Total Dog Manual From Adopt-a-Pet.com

      Whether you’re an experienced dog owner or a first time adopter, Adopt-a-Pet.com’s Total Dog Manual has everything you need to know (and more!) to start you and your new friend off on the right paw – and now you can score your copy for free! We’re giving away a copy for each of the [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • How to give a dog a bath

    Giving a dog a bath can be fun – or a challenge! You might not expect it, but even the most untrained dogs will often be really good when you give them a bath. Dogs can understand you’re helping them get clean, and most appreciate it! If you are an experienced dog bather, you might [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • How to trim your dog’s nails

    Knowing how to cut or grind down your dog’s nails is an important skill for any dog owner… or knowing your can afford to take your dog to a groomer or vet to have them trimmed every four to six weeks! I’m sure I inherited part of my fear of clipping a dog’s nails from [...]

  • Dog Basic Care

    Here are some articles about basic dog and puppy care to help you care for your dog or puppy! Top Reasons to Spay or Neuter your Dog The Puppy Manual from Adopt-a-Pet.com Puppy Basics – tips for a good start How to Raise a Friendly Puppy How to Crate Train your Puppy or Dog Introducing [...]