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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.

Brit Hensel standing behind her dog on a leash on a rock path outside in front of a house

Filmmakers Brit and Taylor Hensel on their side hustle to save real life “rez dogs.”

How people can splurge on their pets — or adopt new ones!

Mock up of a white smartphone with an image on the screen of Tinder's new Rescue Match feature that reads "Adopt Chad" with a picture of a smiling man holding a brown dog

Shelter dogs want in on the cuffing season companionship rush. 

Four beagles placed in a rescue cage.

It’s one paw in front of the other for some of these dogs, who are adjusting to what it means to finally be safe.

White dog laying on the couch looking guilty

Celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell on how to keep your dog from using your living room as a toilet.

A sad looking dog in a shelter.

Adopting a pet in the pandemic was a competition. Now, shelters need all the adopters they can get.

A tan dog sleeping on the couch while a short haired woman rests on her arms on the edge of the couch looking at the dog sadly

The time to foster is now.

Short-haired blonde woman with glasses holding a mixed brown puppy close to her face affectionately

In barks. She’s a dog. Was that not clear?

A woman with dark curly hair lifting a box with a plant in a pot balanced on top to another area in the home

7 tips for acing your inspection and bringing your new pup home.

Have a pet? Here’s what to do.

Let’s be real. Caring for your pet can be both a magical time and a total nightmare. Whether you’re a new pet parent or need to brush up on the basics, we’re here to help with our pet parent to-dos.

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Angela Rafuse smiling while holding her rescue cat near a tree outside

Angela Rafuse on how her grandfather’s cat inspired her to start a nonprofit and find new homes for the cats of terminally ill pet parents.

A woman sitting on a rock with a dog and a city skyline in the background.

Rachael Ziering walked away from a career on Broadway to make the pet adoption process more inclusive.

shapo shelter

“With ShapoShelter, we’re going to highlight the stories of these poor animals that can’t tell their own stories in the hopes of finding them new homes.”

A woman kissing her dog on a couch.

A study found that millennials are choosing pets over kids. Here’s why.

A sad dog in a cage with its head and paws sticking out.

The state passed a bill that will end the inhumane breeding and transport process. 

A woman sitting on a couch with three dogs.

How the author and founder of Pup Culture Rescue is fusing her experience in the entertainment industry with her passion for animal advocacy.