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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.

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Brooklyn pets and parents can expect their new neighbor to arrive this summer.

Bowie's Law

This potential legislation could save the lives of countless shelter dogs. Here’s how you can help.

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In volunteers’ Instagram videos, you’ll see both the joy and the fatigue behind finding these deserving pets homes.

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Per the US Surgeon General, loneliness is as dangerous for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Here are ways pets can solve that.

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Boundaries, right? But if they end up sleeping in bed, that’s cool, too.

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Seriously, you can donate to shelters just by shopping!

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This is the Paula Cole parody that rescue orgs are singing as they struggle to find people to foster pets.

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Hosts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes are putting their money where their mics are. 

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How a rescue cat named Pedro Pspspscal went viral and found a new home.

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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Hannah Shaw, a.k.a. Kitten Lady, on how you can help with the springtime arrival of orphaned kittens.

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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.

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

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Ten steps for keeping your cat out of trouble.

Big dog meets little brown puppy for the first time

Use these tips before making the big decision.