• 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 […]

  • 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), […]

  • Adopting a Cat

    Below are articles about adopting a cat or kitten! They can help after you’ve adopted too. Haven’t adopted yet? Use our “Find a Cat” search to see adoptable cats and kittens near you. If you don’t see your purr-fect match, try our New Pet Alerts: new matching kitties will be emailed to you daily! 10 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Making Your Home More Cat Friendly

    Here, kitty kitty.  Adopting a cat sure can turn you house into a home!  If you’re ready to adopt a feline friend, you may first want to make certain that your home is cat friendly.  By taking a little inventory and double checking your set up, you can make any necessary changes and then rest […]

  • Can you adopt a black cat before Halloween?

    Did you know many shelters and rescues will not adopt out black cats before Halloween, some even banning black cat adoptions for the entire month of October? These homeless cat organizations believe that black cats are the most likely target of Satanic rituals that take place around Halloween, and feel it is more humane to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Shelter, SPCA, humane society, or rescue?

    You’ve researched what type of pet would be the best match for your lifestyle, read up on training, pet-proofed your home, even tossed around a few name ideas. Your schedule for the next few weeks is open. You are ready to adopt a pet! You can see thousands of pets on Adopt-a-Pet.com from your local […]

  • How to give a pet as a gift

    Giving a pet as a gift… this time of year, this is a hot controversial topic among rescues and animal welfare advocates! “Don’t give pets as gifts!” is so often the holiday refrain! Shelters and rescues will often deny adopters who reveal they are adopting the pet to give as a gift. But is this […]