Adoption

Should You Adopt A Senior Dog?

(Picture Credit: Purple Collar Pet Photography/Getty Images) Have you been thinking about adopting a dog? There are many things to consider when it comes to adoption, one of which is your potential new family member’s age. When we start to think about bringing a dog into our family and home, we often consider adopting a …

How To Find A Rescue That Will Match You With The Perfect Dog

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) There’s plenty of advice out there when it comes to finding the right rescue dog, but how do you find the right rescue? There are so many reputable rescues and shelters, many of which may specialize in certain breeds, ages, or regions. Finding the perfect one for you might seem like …

Do I Have To Be Rich To Get A Dog?

(Picture Credit: PM Images/Getty Images) Do you have to be rich to get a dog? The short answer is no. But you do need to be mindful of the expenses that come with adopting a pooch. That’s because, if you don’t pay attention, you’ll find your wallet will feel a lot lighter than you expect. …

‘Dogs For Sale?’ We Need To Talk

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) 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 without the need for an annoying background check or screening process. Well, we need to talk. I say that because you may not …

Shelter Dogs Write Pleading Valentines: Won’t You Be Mine?

Shelters and rescues around the world have to flex their marketing skills when it comes to finding homes for all of the animals in need. UK adoption site DogsBlog.com is similar to Pet Finder here in the United States. Just in time for February 14th, they’re featuring a select group of mixed breeds who have …

Oprah’s Three Beloved Dogs All Came From A Chicago Shelter

Media magnate and general role model Oprah is a big dog lover, and if you follow her on Instagram you’ve probably peeped some of her wonderful dog-related posts. She often re-shares cute pup videos from other accounts. So of course it’s only fair that her own pups get some of that limelight too! Though she’s …

National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month: 9 Heartwarming Stories Of Adoption [VIDEOS]

(Picture Credit: hedgehog94/Getty Images) Even though October is primarily known for being all about Halloween, there is another important event that should be recognized. October is officially National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. If you are thinking that it’s the right time for you to get a dog, your first priority should always be adopting …

National Black Dog Day: 10 Awesome Reasons To Adopt A Black Dog

(Picture Credit: Sandra Schmid/Getty Images) 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. “Black Dog Syndrome” is a phenomenon where black dogs are passed over for …

10 Things Dog Parents Think But Don’t Say To Parents Of Children

(Picture Credit: Becki Bennett/Getty Images) As dog parents, we have to deal with all kinds of comments from people throwing unwanted advice our way. But our dogs’ behavior usually isn’t nearly as bad as the tiny humans running around the neighborhood. So we sit in silent judgment of kids, holding back everything we want to say …

Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week: 5 Ways To Help Less Adoptable Dogs Find Homes

(Picture Credit: Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images) Some shelter dogs have harder times finding forever homes than others. Senior dogs, certain breed mixes, dogs with disabilities, and black dogs are some of the types of dogs less likely to be adopted from animal shelters, even though they make excellent pets. That’s why Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week …