Adoption

Bringing Home Your New Dog: Preparing And First Steps

Moving to a new home with a new family can cause stress for dogs, and it can certainly cause stress for you, too. You can make the transition easier on both of you by doing a little advanced planning. Here are a few steps you can take when bringing home a new dog.

by DogTime
October 19th

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

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
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5 Absolute Essentials That Every New Puppy Adopter Needs

When you’re welcoming a fresh canine face into your family, it’s important that you don’t overlook the basics that you’ll need to make sure the pupper’s forever home is a safe and comfortable one right from the start. Here are five absolute essentials that every new puppy adopter needs.

by Phillip Mlynar
May 15th

Puppy Mill Action Week: How You Can Help Fight Puppy Mills

Puppy Mill Action Week is observed the week before Mother’s Day, and that’s fitting, as mother dogs are usually the ones treated most poorly in puppy mills. In 2020, Puppy Mill Action Week will take place from May 3rd to May 9th. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
May 4th

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

Do I Have To Be Rich To Get A Dog?

When we think of adopting a dog, we often get caught up in the joys they’ll bring, but that can distract us from the fact that it takes some financial preparation and consideration before we go out looking for a pet to call our own.

by Jean Andrei
March 24th
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