If you’ve decided to add a fluffy new addition to your family, adopting a pet from a shelter is a great way to save a life and gain a new best friend. But there are a few things you should consider before adopting a pet, both about the adoption itself, and the process of adaptation once you take your new buddy home. Here’s what you need to know before taking Fido to the family nest.Read Full Story
Thinking about getting a dog for your family? If you are like many, you may be considering buying a dog from a pet store or breeder. However, before you make a decision, consider the benefits of adopting a shelter dog. Though pet store or breeders' canines may seem the more advantageous choice, rescue dogs can be equally rewarding and perhaps an even better addition to your family. Here is why you should adopt a shelter dog.Read Full Story
You’ve made the decision to bring a dog into your life and you're off to the animal shelter to find your new four-legged family member. Now comes the hard part -- which dog do you choose? Before you immediately gravitate toward those cute young whippersnappers, consider adopting an older dog, who can give you companionship and cheer even though he’s getting on in years.Read Full Story
Shudder at the thought of adopting a shelter pet? OK, so it may not be Paris Hilton-approved, but adopting an animal has a host of unique benefits, the greatest of which is the knowledge that you helped save a life. Here are some things you thought you knew about pet shelters that just aren’t true.Read Full Story
Firefighters. Doctors. Animal foster families. What do these people have in common? They are the world's real-life heroes. Likewise, the volunteers who dedicate their time at animal shelters, the foster families who care for hurt and abandoned animals, and those who adopt pets from rescues and shelters are heroes for our four-legged friends. These people give homeless animals a second lease on life. And what do they get in return? Something that money cannot buy -- the love, loyalty and dedication of a pet that is forever grateful. Here we share some real-life animal rescues and heroes.Read Full Story
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