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Tips for Adopting a Rescue Dog

Finding and adopting your dog can be exciting. But there is so much more to consider than searching pet adoption websites for the cutest puppy face available. Rescue Dogs 101 is here to guide you through the process with adopting a dog tips. What should you be looking for when adopting a dog? Browse through the articles below and you will be sure to find the perfect dog to adopt for you and your family.

Adopting a fearful dog and how to help
How do I help my dog not be afraid of people, cars, loud noises... it's a question I hear every single[...]
International dog rescue adoptions — can we save them all?
No, you can't save all the dogs, but you can save one. And one dog is all you need to[...]
Dog Adoption Stories that Will Make You Smile, Laugh and Cry!
It all started with one question in one of my weekly emails to my loyal subscribers. I was absolutely blown[...]
Remember Me Thursday
What is Remember Me Thursday® and why does it matter? As stated on the official website: Remember Me Thursday® is[...]
How Long Does It Take To Adopt A Dog?
How long it takes to adopt a dog is going to depend on a lot of variables. Simply put, it[...]
Our Heartbreaking, Gut Wrenching Adoption Story
My stomach was literally in knots the entire day. I’ve heard that phrase before, but never really felt it. I[...]
How to Bond with Your Dog (and Why It Matters)
It’s not unusual for a newly adopted rescue dog to be unsure and distant at first. You may be wondering[...]
The True Meaning of #AdoptDontShop
We’ve all heard the phrase Adopt Don’t Shop. You may have even used the hashtag, #adoptdontshop. But what’s the real[...]
13 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog
You are finally in a place that you think you are ready to adopt a dog. You found an apartment[...]
Is it Ever Okay to Rehome a Dog?
I want to start out by saying, I will never judge anyone for having to rehome a dog. If you[...]
How to Become a Foster Home for Dogs
I Want To Foster a Dog I realized I wanted to start fostering dogs after adopting our dog JJ. He[...]
New Puppy Shopping List
What’s more fun than shopping for new puppy supplies? Well, maybe puppy kisses! There are so many options to choose[...]
Adopting a Shelter Dog Process
The dog adoption process can be confusing, scary and even frustrating at times. All you want to do is adopt[...]
The Truth About Adopting Two Dogs at Once
Sometimes when you are ready to adopt a puppy, you are given a choice from the entire litter. And you[...]
Where To Adopt a Dog Near Me
Where is the Best Place to Adopt a Dog Finding a local dog rescue that is reputable is such an[...]
Child-Friendly Dog Breeds
Good Dogs for Kids When you have kids, searching for the best family dog will be one of your top[...]
The 4 Best Adoption Websites for Dogs
This may be showing my age a bit, but when my husband and I adopted our first dog as a[...]
Finding Your Perfect Dog
What Dog Should I Get? There are so many choices, so many dogs ready to be rescued. You may have[...]
How To Adopt A Rescue Dog – Your Step-by-Step Guide
Do you want to adopt a rescue dog but worried about finding one that is the right match for your[...]
53 Questions You MUST Ask a Rescue BEFORE Adopting a Dog
Questions to Ask When Adopting a Dog It can be scary adopting a dog and not know anything about his[...]
New Puppy Owner Guide and Tips
New Puppy Owner Guide First-time dog owner requires some careful planning, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences[...]
Top 10 Puppy Proofing Basics You Must Do Today
Are you ready to bring your puppy home? Have you puppy proofed your house yet? Just like if you were[...]
What’s the Difference Between Spayed and Neutered?
The Difference in a Spay and Neuter is spay refers to a female dog being fixed and neuter is referring[...]
3 Big Clues to How Old is My Dog?
How Can I Tell the Age of My Adopted Dog? The first question most people ask about your dog is[...]
Top 17 Reasons You Should Adopt a Dog
If you are looking for a reason why you should adopt a dog, I have 17 of them listed here.[...]
The Best Way to Introduce a Second Dog Into Your Pack
So you’re thinking about adopting a second dog? Do you have a vision that both dogs will be best friends,[...]
How to Personality Test a Dog Before Adopting
Dog Temperament and Personality Traits Knowing what to look for in a dog's personality is an important part of adopting.[...]
What are the First Things I Need to Teach My New Puppy?
Are you wondering when or how to start training your puppy? The short answer is right NOW! The following puppy[...]
What’s the Difference Between a Dog Rescue and Humane Society or Shelter
Rescue Adoption vs. Humane Society vs. Shelter If you’re ready to adopt a dog, you may be searching on an[...]
9 Reasons to Adopt a Mutt vs. a Pure Breed Dog
If you need a reason to Adopt a Mutt, here are 9 of them: When you adopt a mutt, you[...]
The Best Way to Surprise Someone with a Puppy for Christmas
Creative Ways to Surprise Someone with a Puppy for Christmas Are you thinking of surprising someone close to you with[...]
Top 11 Reasons Why Adopting a Senior Dog is the Perfect Choice
Did you know, November Is National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month? Senior dogs are often overlooked at the shelter and rescues, well, simply[...]
The First 7 Days – Bringing Your Adopted Dog Home
Bringing home your newly adopted rescue dog is super exciting. You are starting a new life journey with your dog,[...]
Top 360+ Best Dog Names for Your Rescue Dog
Good Dog Names for Your Rescue Dog One of the questions I get asked with every foster dog that is[...]
Why You Should Adopt a Dog from a Foster-Based Rescue
Until becoming involved in fostering dogs, I really didn't consider the difference between adopting a dog from a humane society[...]
How Do I Get My Puppy to Stop Nipping or Biting Me?
Every person that adopts a puppy will ask this question… how do I get my puppy to stop biting me?[...]
How to Potty Train a Puppy Fast & Easy
You brought home your new puppy, took him outside to show him where to go potty and he sniffs, plays,[...]
Bringing Home a Rescue Dog and the 3-3-3 Rule
Congratulations, you finally found the puppy or dog you want to adopt! I am super excited for you and I[...]