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  • If you are considering adopting a puppy mill dog, it's important to know what to expect considering that puppy mill dogs are not the average dogs most people are accustomed to. Adopting a puppy mill dog can come with many challenges, but forewarned is forearmed.

    What to Expect When Adopting a Puppy Mill Rescue Dog

    What to Expect When Adopting a Puppy Mill Rescue Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4

  • Learn how to choose a shelter dog with tips and advice from someone who worked in a dog shelter. You'll find out what to look for and what questions to ask to help you pick the best dog or puppy for you, your family and your lifestyle.

    How to Choose a Shelter Dog

    How to Choose a Shelter Dog

    by carolynkaye8

  • Animal rescue is one of the most important secret movements. It's more than likely going on in your own backyard, and you may not have any idea. Here's a closer look.

    How to Rescue Animals

    How to Rescue Animals

    by Lauren Sutton0

  • Giving a new opportunity in life to an animal is a unique and rewarding experience, but not a perfect one. If you are still on the fence about adoption, here are some things that might help you make up your mind.

    The Pros and Cons of Adopting a Dog

    The Pros and Cons of Adopting a Dog

    by Carolina Mejia1

  • If you're looking to get a purebred dog, consider rescuing one from the shelter or a purebred rescue. Not only will you save a life, but you may get the dog you've always wanted.

    Why You Should Adopt a Purebred From a Rescue

    Why You Should Adopt a Purebred From a Rescue

    by MH Bonham0

  • Senior dogs are often overlooked at the shelter, but many of them make great pets and have years of love left to give. Older dogs are calmer and always ready for a snuggle. Here's a list of more reasons older dogs make great pets.

    Why I Adopted a Senior Dog and Why You Should Too

    Why I Adopted a Senior Dog and Why You Should Too

    by L C David9

  • Are you thinking about buying a German Shepherd puppy? You should definitely consider a rescue before going to a breeder. There are too many great dogs that need a nice family home.

    German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

    German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

    by Sam Shepards2

  • Puppy scams are rife. Frankly, they apply to any purebred puppy, kitten, and even other species. The popularity and priceyness of the Bull Terrier make this breed a natural target.

    How to Buy a Bull Terrier and Not Get Scammed

    How to Buy a Bull Terrier and Not Get Scammed

    by Jana Louise Smit3

  • You've probably read that getting a puppy for Christmas is a bad idea. In many circumstances, that's true. But getting a puppy for Christmas isn't automatically a bad idea if you're ready for puppy and dog ownership.

    Holiday Puppies: Should You Get a Puppy for Christmas?

    Holiday Puppies: Should You Get a Puppy for Christmas?

    by MH Bonham0

  • Many times, people are afraid to adopt an older dog because of how soon they might lose them. However, imagine giving a senior dog a loving, secure, and happy retirement home for whatever time he has left. His life, and yours, will be richer for it.

    Senior Dog Rescue: The Benefits of Adopting an Older Dog

    Senior Dog Rescue: The Benefits of Adopting an Older Dog

    by Angela13

  • Make sure your dog adoption goes smoothly by following six tips that will reduce the likelihood of a difficult transition. Most newly adopted dogs do well with patience and planning.

    6 Ways to Ensure a Successful Dog Adoption

    6 Ways to Ensure a Successful Dog Adoption

    by MH Bonham0

  • So many dogs out there are in need of being rescued. Ask yourself these questions to decide if you are ready to take on a rescue pet.

    Is a Rescue Dog Right for You?

    Is a Rescue Dog Right for You?

    by Ellison Hartley6

  • Some people just shouldn't own dogs. Since anyone can get a dog, many people who should not own dogs end up acquiring them through various means. Sometimes they receive them as gifts. Here are 6 types of the many people out there that should not own dogs.

    6 Types of People Who Should Not Own Dogs

    6 Types of People Who Should Not Own Dogs

    by Kari34

  • An AKC Breeder of Merit's guide to finding a reputable dog breeder for your new family member with tips on where to look, red flags to watch out for, and typical breeder and puppy buyer obligations.

    8 Tips to Find a Reputable Dog Breeder

    8 Tips to Find a Reputable Dog Breeder

    by Solaras2

  • Dogs make affectionate and attentive pets and can provide children with a sense of discipline and empathy, but they require a great deal of attention and training.

    Kids and Dogs

    Kids and Dogs

    by Penny Leigh Sebring0

  • A visit to any animal shelter will be spent watching the Chihuahuas in the small dog cages and the Labrador crosses in the dog runs. Why are these breeds so prevelant?

    Common Dog Breeds Available in a Shelter

    Common Dog Breeds Available in a Shelter

    by Dr Mark7

  • A temperament test is not a crystal ball, but it can help you gain insights into a puppy's (or dog's) personality. Keep in mind that the puppy's behavior as an adult will depend on many factors, including his life experiences and parenting.

    Temperament Tests for Picking a Puppy

    Temperament Tests for Picking a Puppy

    by Whitney27

  • A few months after we lost our beloved dog Petra at the age of 16, our family decided to get a new dog. Instead, we got two. It turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made. Both dogs are delightful family pets, and they keep each other company when no one else is home.

    Why Two Dogs Are Better Than One: Tips and Benefits

    Why Two Dogs Are Better Than One: Tips and Benefits

    by carolapple4

  • Pit bulls are not a distinct breed. Education is necessary to protect these dogs and give families the privilege of owning a pittie. These dogs can live amazing lives with education about adoption.

    Pit Bulls Are Individuals, Not a Breed

    Pit Bulls Are Individuals, Not a Breed

    by Cindy Hewitt1

  • There are many greyhounds dogs and some Greyhound puppies in the rescue centers in need of a good home. If you are thinking of adopting a large dog, why not consider giving a retired racing Greyhound a home? Here's what you should know before adopting greyhounds.

    Adopting Retired Racing Greyhounds as Pets

    Adopting Retired Racing Greyhounds as Pets

    by L M Reid4

  • Most dogs end up in animal shelters through no fault of their own. They only know what we teach them. Rescue dogs may not be cute, fluffy puppies, but they have just as much to offer. With a few helpful hints and a lot of patience, your rescue dog will be an amazing companion in no time.

    From Shelter to Sofa: Helping Your Rescue Dog Transition

    From Shelter to Sofa: Helping Your Rescue Dog Transition

    by kiksmom0

  • Older dogs can be wonderful pets if you give them a chance. They're generally calm and well-behaved and they make great for first-time owners. Best of all, they're usually already housetrained!

    6 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

    6 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

    by Camille Harris12

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