Pet Adoption Tips

Articles and checklists to help you choose wisely, and be prepared to properly care for your new friend and companion.

The Right Pet for YouThe Right Pet for You
Are you considering adopting a pet, but aren’t sure which will be the right kind for you and your family? Here is a checklist of pros and cons to help you decide. The list includes a wide selection, including dogs, cats, fish, budgies, hamsters, and more.
The Right Pet for Your Child's AgeThe Right Pet for Your Child’s Age
Not all pets are appropriate for all age groups. If you have children (or one on the way), there are important factors to consider when selecting the right pet to adopt. This article discusses them by age group, offering advice for each.
Adopt an Older DogTop 10 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog
Puppies are adorable, but they can also require a tremendous amount of attention and extra work. Older dogs are also adorable, and they require much less work. Have you considered adopting an older dog? After reading this article, you may be convinced…
What to Do Before You Bring a New Dog HomeTop 10 Things to Do Before You Bring Your Dog Home
Adopting a dog? Are you, your family, your house and yard really ready to accommodate your new canine friend, and make him/her feel right at home? Following this checklist will help make the transition a smooth(er) one.
What to Do Before You Bring a New Cat HomeTop 10 Things to Do Before You Bring Your Cat Home
Adopting a cat? Are you, your family, and your house really ready to accommodate your new feline friend, and make her/him feel comfortable & secure? Following this checklist will help make the transition a smooth(er) one.

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