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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

A person wearing a plaid shirt and knit hat holding two cute puppies over their shoulder.

Eve Bañuelos on how a pregnant dog and a pandemic layoff inspired her to start an organization that rescues dogs in California and Mexico as shelters overflow.

Two Paravel x Rescue City pet carriers with a small Chihuahua dog sitting in one of them

Paravel’s collab with Rescue City means your dog can get a chic carrier — and you can help pups in need. A true win-win.

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.

woman with new puppy

Sound advice from seasoned dog and cat parents who have been there.

National Rescue Dog Show

Because mixed-breed dogs deserve applause, too.