It’s very exciting to adopt a new dog or puppy, but before you rush into this life changing decision, you should ask yourself a few questions to make sure that you’re prepared, that your family and home are ready, and that you’re picking the right dog and shelter or rescue group.
October is officially National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Here are nine heartwarming stories of adopted shelter dogs that will hopefully inspire you to give a dog a home.
While shelters are generally awesome with the post-adoption support, it sometimes helps to have a plan in place for those first few weeks and months. With that in mind, we’ve put together our top tips for what to focus on in that first hour, day, week, and month after bringing a shelter dog home.
Some shelter dogs have harder times finding forever homes than others. Rescues and shelters use calendar events like Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week to raise awareness, but you can help less adoptable dogs all year long with these actions. Here’s how you can help.
Help us share these pups’ stories during Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week, September 21st to 27th in 2020. Maybe we can inspire others to give a chance to dogs who normally get overlooked at the shelter!
The time following any shelter adoption can be critical. That’s not simply because you and your dog are getting to know each other, but because those first days and weeks are laying a foundation for your new life together. Here are a few things you can do to help your shelter dog with decompressing in a new home.
It’s important that we don’t shame people who consider returning their dog to the shelter, but instead give them resources and encouragement that might help them realize that they can take steps to keep their pup. Here are some ways to deal with problems before you return your dog to the shelter.
Just because your new pup already has a certain name doesn’t mean you have to keep it — and there are plenty of reasons you actually should rename them with a name that you pick, yourself. Here’s what you need to know about renaming your new former shelter dog.
If you ever feel yourself starting to get a little sad that the younger you got to enjoy the summer time more than the adult you, adopting or fostering a dog can rejuvenate you and fill your boring summer with joy and childlike wonder all over again!
It can be tough to spend your time caring for a pup, fall in love, and then have to say goodbye when they eventually go to a forever home, but there are so many good things that happen when you foster a dog, too.
There may be animal shelters near you with dogs for adoption, but how do you know which shelters are honest, helpful, and willing to go through the effort to make sure their dogs end up in safe and loving homes? Here’s what you should know.
Becoming a dog parent can be a huge challenge, and your whole world will be completely different. But opening your life to a pup in need of a forever home is also one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.
Mayday for Mutts is celebrated on the first Sunday of May. In 2020, that falls on May 3rd! It’s a day to spread the word about all that mixed breed dogs have to offer, promote adoption, and show everyone that a dog’s individual personality matters more than their pedigree.
When we start to think about bringing a dog into our family and home, we often consider adopting a puppy. But there are many reasons to go against the grain and adopt a senior dog. In fact, it can be a fulfilling and life-changing experience for those who do.
There are so many reputable rescues and shelters, many of which may specialize in certain breeds, ages, or regions. Finding the perfect rescue for you might seem like a daunting task. Here are a few tips.
So you’ve just typed “dogs for sale” into Google hoping to find a specific breed of dog or a cheap, quick, and easy way to grab a companion. We need to talk.
You may wonder what the harm is in buying puppies or taking them from someone giving them away for free. But before you fall in love with those puppy dog eyes, you should know what happens when you buy a puppy or take a dog for free–and why you should adopt instead.
One study gathered 955 records of dogs adopted from shelters over a seven-year period. The researchers found three main factors that influence a person’s dog adoption decision based on their gender.
DogTime visited Community Animal Rescue Effort’s (C.A.R.E.) Strut for Strays, a 2.5 mile walk through the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park in Illinois. The event helped raise money for strays and unwanted cats and dogs in C.A.R.E.’s care!
Shelters are now adopting the trend of letting dogs experience yoga with their potential adopters. They’re starting puppy yoga classes to help socialize puppies and find them forever homes.
It’s a great victory for dogs, cats, and dog and cat lovers, alike! Atlanta, Georgia has joined the growing count of U.S. cities that ban puppy mill and retail store-sold puppies and kittens.