What to Expect When Adopting a Dog

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog Congratulations on your decision to adopt a rescue dog. You are saving a life and blessing your own at the same time. While this can be an exciting event for the family, keep in mind that your new dog might not share your enthusiasm in the beginning. Some dogs, just like humans need some time to adapt to the changes happening all around them. Don’t forget that some dogs who end up in a shelter have been abused by their owners. Your dog might begin to get stressed out, which could cause him to behave strangely. Give It Some Time How long of… Read More Continue Reading

Should You Adopt Two Puppies?

They say two is better than one. The same should go for adopting puppies, right? Many people who pick a dog from a litter seem to want more than one puppy. But is it a good idea? Should you adopt two puppies? Today we answer this question. Should You Adopt Two Puppies Together? It is very tempting to get more than one puppy when you are in the market for one. But should you adopt two puppies? While there will be twice as much love going around, is it possible to train two dogs at the same time? Many experts say that while it’s completely doable, there are some troubles… Read More Continue Reading

What is Dog Foster Care?

Have you thought about getting a new dog but are not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? Fostering a dog could be a great way for you to try it out without fully committing to adoption. What is dog foster care and what is needed to become a foster home? Continue reading below to find out more about dog fostering. What is Dog Foster Care? Dog foster care is not a much different idea from foster care for children. The long and short of it is that there are animals that need somewhere to live. A foster parent offers space in their home for a needy dog. This… Read More Continue Reading

Adopting a Shelter Dog: The Official Guidebook – 2019 Edition

Click or tap the book to open (PDF format). Right click book and select “Save as” to download. There is so much information available about adopting dogs out there that trying to know what to do can become an overwhelming obstacle. This book is designed to be a quick and easy-to-read primer on must-know information for anyone adopting a new shelter pet: I know you don’t have time for a lengthy read! After reading this book, you should have the confidence in choosing the right pet for your family, know what to expect and have resources to help guide you and your new furry friend on your journey together. Throughout this… Read More Continue Reading
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How to Choose the Right Dog

Choosing the right dog for your house is a time consuming and tedious task, which by no means should be done in a jiffy. You first need to think very hard whether you really have the time to look after a dog and whether your own living space is going to make it comfortable for the next ten to twelve years at least. This is more important since a dog’s average lifespan is about twelve years during which you are duty bound to care for it. Unfortunately, when choosing a dog, most people allow their hearts to rule their heads and end up making the wrong choice. Here’s how to… Read More Continue Reading
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Why You should Adopt a Pet

Are you considering getting a new pet? Why not adopt one? Many people buy pets because they want to show off a certain breed. But real animal lovers do not care about the breed of a cat or dog, or any other animal. That is why they prefer to adopt a pet from a shelter rather than buying one. There are a number of sterling reasons to adopt a pet, including: You will save a life: Did you know that 2.7 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year in the United States? The reason? There are too many pets in shelters, and not enough people adopt animals when they… Read More Continue Reading

Checklist for Adopting a Dog

Have you decided adopting a dog is for you? Great choice! Adopting a dog saves a life. Adopting a dog also discourages puppy mills from churning out puppy after puppy, with the mother living in inhumane conditions. However, adopting a dog comes with a lot of changes for everyone. Here is a checklist to make sure your household is prepared. Questions to Ask Yourself If you have other dogs, how will they react to a new dog in the house? Could your current home be considered well-suited for the dog you are choosing? Consider your social life and obligations. Will they affect your ability to care for your new dog?… Read More Continue Reading

Enrich Your Life by Adopting a Senior Dog

If you have decided to adopt a dog, you are on the right track. However, there are many things to consider when it is time to adopt. The dog’s breed and age are generally the first aspects that come into question. Many people have a tendency to look toward puppies or young dogs to adopt, thinking this is a more desirable choice. In reality, a much wiser choice would be to adopt a senior dog. Why Adopt Senior Dogs? Dogs are like a fine wine, they just get better with age. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you go with a puppy, you are starting from scratch. Expect… Read More Continue Reading

Benefits of Adopting an Older Pet

If you are going to adopt a pet, you are making a wise and unselfish decision. Countless numbers of dogs and cats have to be euthanized each year because animal shelters run out of space to take in more animals. Now that you have decided to adopt, you have to choose whether you want to adopt a puppy or an adult dog. Many people like the idea of adopting a puppy because they are “starting from scratch.” They admire the cute and cuddliness of puppies and that often becomes their main driving factor in which dog to adopt. However, some overlook the fact that puppies are a lot of work.… Read More Continue Reading

How Can I Help a Rescue Dog that has Anxiety?

Rescue dogs make wonderful pets. They are loving, devoted and grateful creatures that realize you have given them a second chance at life. Just like adopted children, these fur kids can come with mental and emotional baggage, associated either with their time in the shelter or their prior lives. Helping rescue dogs cope with and overcome their anxiety can be a rewarding experience, but it does require some patience, dedication, and know-how. With the proper tools, even the most scarred rescue dogs can become loving companions. The first step is to identify the type of anxiety your rescue dog may be suffering from. Dogs can develop anxiety to many things,… Read More Continue Reading