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Adopting/Rescuing A Dog


It's best to adopt a dog from an animal shelter rather than buy a dog from a store. But which ones are the best animal agencies? I'll help you find the best places to safely adopt a dog in your area.

This is a Goldendoodle - a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. photo by Donnaphoto on Flickr

Hybrid dogs and designer dogs are canines that have purebred parents, but each parent is from a different breed. Here are the downsides of owning a designer dog, and some advantages.

Found dog sign. photo by by Hotash on Flickr

Your first inclination may be to take a stray dog inside your home to immediately give him food and shelter. But that's not always the safest option. Here's what you SHOULD do if you find a stray dog.

See why most people ultimately decide to foster dogs, and how to find dog foster opportunities where you live. Plus, see what's required to foster a dog and what you can expect if you become a dog foster parent.

Don't get your dog from a pet shop. Often those puppies do not come from reputable breeders. You want a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted dog, not a sick or traumatized one. Following are some tips for choosing between a breeder or a shelter...

Here are my best tips for determining the 'right' dog for you... it all starts with asking the right questions.

Wondering how to rent a dog or if renting a dog is even legal where you live? Here are the pros and cons of dog rental companies like Flex Pets.

Did you know that a significant percentage of dogs found in shelters were put up for adoption by owners who chose the wrong dog for their lifestyle? Here are the things you need to consider before you bring a new dog home to live with you.

Hopefully, the next time you're interested in getting a dog you will consider picking your pet from a rescue shelter. But please do some homework first to ensure that your new dog doesn't wind up back at the shelter in a few months.