Congratulations on adopting your new rescue puppy! Puppies sure have a way of stealing our hearts with those cute puppy eyes and kisses.

Adopting a puppy is a lot like having a baby, they require a tone of patience, need a lot of attention, and need to be taken outside a lot!

You probably already know that puppies require 100% supervision. They can't be left alone in a room or else you will have potty accidents, chewed up shoes and maybe even the TV remote!

Here are a few articles I recommend starting with:

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If you haven't adopted your puppy yet, please start on the getting ready to adopt page.

More articles about training and keeping your puppy happy healthy.

What is a Puppy Mill: Uncovering the Truth
Just typing the words "puppy mill" makes me cringe. The thought of dogs in disgusting conditions, forced to breed and[...]
Red Flags When Adopting a Dog
You want to do the “right” thing and adopt a dog, but there are key warning signs to watch out[...]
Puppy Socialization Checklist
Socializing your puppy is the single most important step in raising a happy and well-balanced dog. Puppy socialization is crucial[...]
Puppy Schedule: The key to raising a happy dog
Congratulations on your new puppy! Those adorable little fluff balls are so much fun, but also a lot of work.[...]
Understanding Puppy Fear Periods: How to Help Your Pup Get Through Them
Puppy fear periods are phases in a puppy's development during which they may become more easily frightened or anxious. These[...]
Puppy Blues – feelings of regret, depression, overwhelm…
We brought home our second border collie puppy in January 2023. We’ve had foster puppies, and 6-month and older puppies[...]
Mutt vs Purebred – Which is better?
The divide is strong with one side of people who believe adopting is the only option and the other side[...]
The 3-3-3 Rule and bringing home a rescue dog
You rescued a dog, are you wondering how long does it will take your rescue dog to adjust? What are[...]
Adopting a shelter dog – your complete step-by-step guide
Adopting a shelter dog will be one of the most life-changing, rewarding experience for you and your family.  Whether you are[...]
Help your reserved or shy dog become more confident
A reserved dog is a dog that is slow to reveal emotion. A reserved dog is shy and shows signs[...]
Dog Microchips: Everything you need to know
Let’s start with the basics, what is a dog microchip? A microchip is a tiny capsule made of bioglass with an[...]
First 9 things to train your puppy to raise the perfect dog
You brought home this adorable little fluff ball and wondering what is the first thing you should train your puppy? The first[...]
Regrets… Adopted a dog and having second thoughts
Adopting a dog is supposed to be a magical experience. Puppy kisses and cuddles. Long walks and playtime together… right?[...]
Potty training a rescue dog
Adopting a rescue dog is full of rewarding moments. When you found each other, you had dreams of living a[...]
18 Happy Gotcha Day Dog Ideas that your dog will do zoomies for!
Are you ready to celebrate your dog’s special Gotcha day? Pamper her all day with everything she loves? Love on[...]
How much does a dog cost per month?
Our dog's love and loyalty are priceless… I mean you just can’t buy the unconditional love your dog gives you.[...]
Dog adoption cost (chart)
Shelters, rescues, and humane societies need to charge adoption fees to cover their costs for caring for the dogs while[...]
18 Things to Know Before Adopting a Dog
Congrats! You are finally in a place where you think you are ready to adopt a dog. You found an[...]
Remember Me Thursday
What is Remember Me Thursday® and why does it matter? Remember Me Thursday aims to unite people and pet adoption[...]
Best way to introduce a dog to a cat so they become best friends
For you cat people out there… adopting a dog when you have a cat in your home already can be[...]