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.
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.
October 1st is National Black Dog Day! It’s a day to get the word out and encourage people to adopt black dogs, who often get left behind in shelters just because of the color of their fur. Here are ten reasons why you should adopt a black dog.
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.
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.
Potty training takes time and patience, and it’s inevitable that your puppy will have a few accidents in the house. That’s okay! It’s all part of the learning process. But that doesn’t mean your home needs to be covered in stains and unpleasant smells.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Purebred Dog Day happens every year on May 1st. Before going to a breeder, please consider looking into some local breed specific rescues to find the dog of your dreams. Here are a few non-profit rescues for some of Americas top favorite dog breeds, from California to New York.
With shelter in place rules and humans spending more time at home, fostering can provide companionship, as well as a way to help animals. DogTime spoke with vet Dr. Dana Varble and Amber Kay of Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary about why now is a perfect time to foster animals in need.
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.
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.
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.
On January 24th, we celebrate Change A Pet’s Life Day. This special day is for encouraging people to adopt pets from shelters and raise awareness about animals in need. You don’t have to adopt a dog every year to make a positive impact. Here are eight ways you can change a dog’s life for the better!