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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.

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. 

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.

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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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.

Big dog sniffs little dog in greeting

There’s a lot more to it than sniffing each other’s butts.

A man in a sweater holding two small dogs in his arms with a pensive look on his face

Change is hard, but that doesn’t mean you should feel bad.

A dog running with a woman on a pier.

Find out which dog breed is right for your lifestyle.