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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.

a white dog stares up at a pink dress and yellow dress waving outside in the wind on a clothing line

You’re in love, but is it irresponsible to add four paws to the mix? Here's some input for your consideration.

Long-term dogs at Madison's St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center were recently treated to a Valentine's Day themed photoshoot.

All these pups are available for adoption now—and they’re too cute for words.

Moe, a dog from Team Ruff in the 2024 Puppy Bowl.

Introducing the starting lineup of this year’s Puppy Bowl through the music of Super Bowl LVIII’s real MVP, Taylor Swift.

Person holding cute black cat.

Like this New Jersey shelter, you can add a purpose to your payback this Valentine’s Day.

Stray Dog On A Bench.

It is a serious issue around the world.

Close up portrait of the young woman holding her cat lovingly.

A new study suggests that fostering can help combat the nationwide loneliness epidemic.

A Shelter Dog at an Adoption Shelter is Looking Sad Through a Fence.

Overcrowding is at an all-time high.

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.

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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Couple hug their Pit Bull dog outside on the beach.

And why the problem of long-term rescue and foster animals persists.

Woman Playing With Her Dog While Reading.

Rescues and shelters need you to take on foster dogs this winter as a respiratory illness spreads.

shelter kittens playing with a round blue plastic toy with balls

Seriously, you can donate to shelters just by shopping!

Cute dog playing with owner at stylish christmas tree.

It’s one of the best ways you can spend your time this season.

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.

Tabby cat trying to open with her head window in order to enter the house.

TikTok thinks the universe just provides you a cat—is that really a thing?