If you plan to leave your dog during the day while you are at work, it may be better to have two dogs so that they can keep each other company.
Adopting a dog saves its life and brings you immeasurable benefits. But before you decide to adopt a dog, you need to ask yourself some serious questions. Start with why you want a dog and be honest. Do you have time for a dog? Can you pay to take care of a dog? Are you willing to commit to daily dog walks?
What type of dog breed is best for you? Do your research to make sure your lifestyle and the breed's needs align.
Next, decide where to get your dog. Most neighborhood shelters are filled with adorable puppies and dogs that need a good home. Petfinder also is an excellent resource to help find a new dog.
Once you decide to bring a dog home, get your home ready.
Thinking about adopting? Take your time and do your research. These articles can help.
- Choosing a dog to join your home is a huge responsibility and should be done with considerable thought. Here are three decisions you need to make before adopting a dog.
- Figuring out why you want a dog is the first step in pinpointing the right breed for you. Use this 10-question guide to help you decide whether you can take on a dog.
- Visit your local shelter or search Petfinder to find the right dog for you.
Potential dog owners must consider activity level, living space, allergies, family and children, grooming needs, training, and socialization.
Does gender matter when you get a second dog? The experts say yes, gender matters, and recommend getting a second dog of another sex.
Older dogs usually accept a new dog, but some struggle. Let the dogs work it out. Step in only if the situation could become violent.
Choose the perfect dog name for your pup. Spend some time and find a name that best showcases your dog’s personality.
Fostering dogs can benefit the dog and caregiver. First, consider whether or not you have the time and space to properly care for them.
The most common adoption mistakes new dog owners make: failing to research and train, underestimating cost, and neglecting stimulation.
Fostering dogs offers a second chance at life and transforms dogs from shelter animals to pets ready to find their forever families.
PetFinder.com compiles pet info from rescue websites across the country into one spot for an easy search by breed, location, and more.
Ready to choose a family dog? If you are, read on for tips and tricks to help you select the best option for your family.