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adoption & fostering

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.

A dog looking up with a cute face

Using these tips, your skittish dog will warm up to you.

single puppy standing outside

One doesn’t have to be the loneliest number when it comes to your dog.

Picasso dog finds new home.

“He is magical, and I have completely fallen in love with him,” his new mom said.

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.

Elvis impersonator adopts black and white Pitbull dog.

We can’t help falling in love with this pup, who was the last dog left at this Chicago adoption event.

four dogs from No Dogs Left Behind at a fence

The rescue organization’s founder Jeff Berri needs your help to save dogs from horrific conditions and giving them a much-deserved new start.

Woman holding ball while squatting next to a senior golden retriever dog.

A senior pet is the perfect addition to your family. Here’s everything you need to know before you bring them home.

Sealyham Terrier and golden retriever playing in the grass

A few things to consider before expanding your fam by four more paws.

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. 

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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Old dog being pet by person

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Here are all the reasons you should welcome a senior pup into your family.

woman holding beautiful cat

Cue Sarah McLachlan.

An angry looking cat hiding under a couch.

Puppy mills and animal traffickers are tricking Craigslist users into purchasing dangerously — sometimes terminally — sick dogs.

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.

Dog standing in an animal shelter

Yes! Shelters are full of good, grown-up doggos. Here’s how to find the perfect match.