Dog Adoption

Adopt A Pet Dog Or Puppy: What You Need To Know

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.

by DogTime
January 7th

Bringing Home A Shelter Dog: A Guide To The First Hour, Day, Week, & Month

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.

by John Woods
September 29th

Tips For Decompressing Your New Rescue Dog

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.

by Vicki Clinebell
September 3rd

Before You Return That Rescue Dog To The Shelter…

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.

by Mike Clark
September 1st

How To Rename Your Shelter Dog After Adoption — And Why You Should!

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.

by John Woods
August 18th

Mayday For Mutts: Help Mixed Breed Dogs Get Adopted!

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.

by Mike Clark
April 24th

Should You Adopt A Senior Dog?

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.

by Jean Andrei
March 26th

‘Puppies For Sale?’ Consider Adoption Instead

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.

by DogTime
February 28th
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