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New pet parent (or still thinking about fostering or adopting a pet)? Get all the advice you need: how to find the right pet for you, how to introduce them to other pets and kids, and how to bond with your new family member.

Person holding cute black cat.

Like this New Jersey shelter, you can add a purpose to your payback this Valentine’s Day.

Stray Dog On A Bench.

It is a serious issue around the world.

Close up portrait of the young woman holding her cat lovingly.

A new study suggests that fostering can help combat the nationwide loneliness epidemic.

A Shelter Dog at an Adoption Shelter is Looking Sad Through a Fence.

Overcrowding is at an all-time high.

Couple hug their Pit Bull dog outside on the beach.

And why the problem of long-term rescue and foster animals persists.

shelter kittens playing with a round blue plastic toy with balls

Seriously, you can donate to shelters just by shopping!

Cute dog playing with owner at stylish christmas tree.

It’s one of the best ways you can spend your time this season.

Two women and a man in glasses sitting in front of a decorated and brightly lit Christmas tree while the central woman holds a Shiba Inu dog looking directing at the viewer

The holiday season is not so jolly for a lot of pet rescues. Here’s how they help their animals — and their volunteers and staff members — this time of year.

Tabby cat trying to open with her head window in order to enter the house.

TikTok thinks the universe just provides you a cat—is that really a thing?


Got a new pet? Here’s what to do.

Let’s be real. Welcoming home a new dog or cat is a very cute but very crazy time. Thankfully, we’re here to help with a nifty new pet parent to-do list.

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Couple laying on the floor with their kitten during Christmas

Puppies and kittens are cute, but read this expert advice before attaching a bow to their collars and handing them to a pal.

hannah shaw royal canin shelter project

The rescue advocate and pet nutrition brand are partnering with Greater Good Charities for a contest that will reward 20 shelters across the U.S. $1,000 grants. 


woman holding beautiful cat

Cue Sarah McLachlan.

two bonded kittens snuggling

Here’s why bonded kitties, senior cats, and felines with FIV make just as amazing pets as any other.

Girl sitting on couch hugging her playful dog with the window open to outside

For starters: no, they’re not all traumatized and yes, you can find purebred puppy.

Man wearing pink headphones playing with dog on sofa with plants and a painting in the background

Some animal rescues allow trial runs for interested adopters. Get the scoop on how foster-to-adopt programs work.