Adopting a Puppy - Rescue Dogs 101

Adopting a Puppy

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.

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