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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 meaning behind this campaign? Is it to say you should never buy a puppy from a

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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 that accepts dogs, or maybe you just bought your first home and can’t wait to add a dog to the backyard.

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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 are here because you are wondering if you should rehome your dog, please feel comfortable knowing you are in

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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 was listed for adoption on PetFinder by a local all-volunteer dog rescue. This was our first experience

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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 from when stocking up on all your new puppy essentials. It’s sometimes hard to decide

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Adopting a Dog Process

The dog adoption process can be confusing, scary and even frustrating at times. All you want to do is adopt a dog… why does it have to be so complicated? I’ve been through the process of adopting

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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 may think at some point, I want them all! They are all so cute how can you choose just one? So should

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Child-Friendly Dog Breeds

Good Dogs for Kids When you have kids, searching for the best family dog will be one of your top priorities. As a mom of three kids and two dogs and a foster dog mom, I totally understand the need and

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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 couple, we searched the newspaper for available dogs in our area! Today, with the grace of the internet, we can search

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Finding Your Perfect Dog

What Dog Should I Get? There are so many choices, so many dogs ready to be rescued. You may have been searching online with Petfinder.com or getting ready to head over to your local humane society.  But

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The Ultimate Guide on How To Adopt A Dog

How to Adopt a Dog Do you want to adopt a puppy but worried about finding a dog that is the right match for your family? Worried about the dog being good with kids? The right energy level to match your

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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 background, right? Where did he come from, is he healthy, does he have any behavior problems? Whether

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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 you will have in your life. There is so much puppy information for new owners,

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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 bringing home a new baby, your house needs to be safe for your new puppy. Oh yeah, puppies are cute

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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 to a male dog being fixed. A female dog is spayed, removing the uterus, fallopian tubes, and both

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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 what breed he is. The second question is how old is he? But when adopting a dog, we don’t always know the

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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. But honestly, I think there are hundreds of reasons adopting a rescue dog is the right thing to do. And there

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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, play and run around the backyard together, then snuggle on the dog bed together at the end of

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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. You want to make sure to evaluate the dog before adopting him to make sure

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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 training basics will help you and your puppy start learning today! It’s never too early

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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 animal rescue site such as PetFinder or maybe planning on heading to your local humane society.

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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 are saving a dog’s life. Shelters are full of mixed breed dogs that need a home. Mutts are always unique and

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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 a puppy for Christmas? We’ve all seen the videos or TV commercials where someone

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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 because they are “old”. But I’m here to tell you adopting a

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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, he is now forever part of your family! The first few days and even weeks can be confusing

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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 adopted from us is, “Can I change his/her name?” When we have a foster dog for even a couple

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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 or shelter vs. adopting a dog that is in foster care. I just figured

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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? It’s important to understand that nipping is a natural behavior for a puppy. Puppy Nipping or Biting

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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, everything but doesn’t potty. So you take him inside and he squats and pees! Sound familiar?

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Bringing Home a Rescue Dog and the 3-3-3 Rule (New Guide)

Congratulations, you finally found the puppy or dog you want to adopt! I am super excited for you and I bet you can’t wait to bring your dog home from the shelter! But before you do, there are 4 things

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