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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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Rachael Ziering walked away from a career on Broadway to make the pet adoption process more inclusive.

shapo shelter

“With ShapoShelter, we’re going to highlight the stories of these poor animals that can’t tell their own stories in the hopes of finding them new homes.”

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A study found that millennials are choosing pets over kids. Here’s why.

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The state passed a bill that will end the inhumane breeding and transport process. 

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How the author and founder of Pup Culture Rescue is fusing her experience in the entertainment industry with her passion for animal advocacy.

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The Insta-famous cat dad on fostering 40 kittens, changing stereotypes, and everything you need to know about adopting.

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A rundown of the most common cat expenses of 2022.

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

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The lion-hearted animal advocate on rescuing her first kitten in a tree, designing an orphaned animal nursery, and becoming an Instagram sensation.

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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Ready to make a difference in a kitten’s life?

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For starters: no, they’re not all traumatized and yes, you can find purebred puppy.

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Some besties are inseparable, and that’s not always a bad thing.

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From exercise needs to medical history to compatibility with kids, here is everything you need to know.

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It’s a big decision so check these boxes before you sign on the dotted line.

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From where to begin looking to what the adoption process entails to how to prepare your home for your new pet.