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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.

Kate Mara on the ground with three dogs in her lap

The dogs are graduates of Canine CellMates’ alternative sentencing program, which pairs dogs with people charged with felonies in Fulton County, Georgia.

The rescue’s founder, Gina Boehler, on her mission to help these pups start over.

anonymous woman pampering and taking care about a small ginger kitten

Adoption isn’t for everyone — here are other ways you can be there for animals in need.

Big dog meets little brown puppy for the first time

Use these tips before making the big decision.

Advice from parents who truly do it all.

Four small puppies in filthy cages outdoors

From adopting to fostering to sponsoring on Patreon, there are many ways to give these rescue organizations the support they need.

My Pit Bull is Family

The fair-housing org’s journey from bumper stickers to databases.

Sealyham Terrier and golden retriever playing in the grass

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

Three doodles sitting outside in the grass.

Further proof that you can — and should — adopt rescued designer dogs.

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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pet names 2022

2022’s pop culture trends not-so-subtly influenced our new adoptees’ monikers.

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.

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.

shelter kittens playing with a round blue plastic toy with balls

Animals without homes for the holidays have still been good boys and girls. Giving them toys will give you all the feels.

A brunette woman holding a spotted gray kitten up to her face while its front paws rest on her chin

Adopting a foster pet doesn’t isn’t always the right choice. But for these families, it turned out to be the only one.

An angry looking cat hiding under a couch.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is on a mission to take down puppy mills and animal traffickers who trick unknowing Craigslist users into purchasing dangerously — sometimes terminally — sick dogs.