• The Best Valentine’s Date Is Your Pet

    We all know that February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day is pretty unavoidable, by January 2 we are already seeing red and pink hearts splattered around all over our favorite stores. Rom-coms suddenly start to pop up in our Netflix recommendations and flowers are inexplicably 200 percent more expensive than they were a […]

  • Don’t Forget Buster and Whisker’s Gifts This Year

    It’s official! We’re right smack in the middle of the holiday season.  Our houses are decorated, we’ve been drinking nothing but Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and we’re crossing off all our wish lists. But, in all your holiday cheer did you remember to get your pet the perfect gift? It’s ok if you didn’t, Adopt-a-Pet.com has […]

  • How to Travel Safely With Your Pet

      TRAVELING WITH YOUR PET can be wonderful – a real “trip”! What better way to really connect with your furry companion than to vacation together, and you don’t even have to pack an extra bathing suit for your pet. Of course, sometimes we travel with a pet because we must, like during a cross-country […]

  • 5 “People” Foods You Can Feed Your Dog

    The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan.   Most people occasionally give their pet foods meant for people. The wrong foods can have a disastrous result (as is the case with onions, raisins […]

  • 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 […]

  • Picking a name for your new pet

    As pet parents, you can have just as much fun coming up with names as human parents do. Plus, the process allows for more creativity; you don’t have to worry about mean playground rhymes or making relatives happy. If you’re leaning toward getting creative with your pet’s name, wait and get to know his furry […]

  • Teach your dog to come when called, and be the envy of the dog park!

    Recall, or coming when called, is an incredibly useful skill for all dogs to have. While it’s often used to keep your pup safe when exploring off-leash, you can also use it when your dog is playing with other dogs to keep the play relaxed and fun! As you can imagine, being able to have […]

  • Pet Mess? Quick Tips for Cleaning Furniture

    Photo courtesy of Joseph Koelbel Architect in Brooklyn, NY When removing stains and other pet debris from your furniture, you don’t want to spend half an hour or more on the project. Sometimes — in the worst cases — the stains are deep and require a lot of work or a professional cleaning service — […]

  • Tips for a happy New Year’s Eve with your pets

    Happy New Year! New Year’s Eve is tonight. Are you and your pets ready? If you’re having a party at your house, consider safely containing even the most social party animal for his and her safety. You may think your pets seem happy, but cats, dogs and other pets are excellent at hiding stress (a […]

  • Do dogs like to be pat on the head? (With videos!)

    There’s just something so appealing about the smooth or shaggy top of a dog’s head. Cats too, but humans haven’t passed down the tradition of patting a strange cat on the head! The truth is, most dogs don’t like be patted – as in a tap tap tap motion with our hand – on the […]