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

Eve Bañuelos tells The Wildest how a pandemic layoff and one pregnant dog led to Pups Without Borders, the organization rescuing dogs in Mexico and California 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.

woman holding beautiful cat

Cue Sarah McLachlan.

A woman smiling with a dog at an animal rescue service event.

The San Diego-based rescue’s 300 volunteers take saving Mexican street dogs as seriously as a full-time job (but have fun doing it).

Two tabby cats cuddling each other with their eyes closed

Cat behaviorist Kristiina Wilson on the importance of socializing cats.

Man with beard and wearing glasses and a grey hat sitting outside petting the head of his old foster dog

All the steps you can take.

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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Douglas Thron, in his rescue pilot uniform hugging a rescued black cat to his chest outside

ASSERT co-founder Ryan Okrant tells The Wildest about his work — from tornadoes in Kentucky to war in Ukraine.

Blonde woman wearing a dark blue blouse and white pants sitting in the grass outside petting a cat

Because rescue kitties deserve your crowdfunding cash, too.

Brit Hensel standing behind her dog on a leash on a rock path outside in front of a house

Filmmakers Brit and Taylor Hensel on their side hustle to save real life “rez dogs.”

How people can splurge on their pets — or adopt new ones!

Mock up of a white smartphone with an image on the screen of Tinder's new Rescue Match feature that reads "Adopt Chad" with a picture of a smiling man holding a brown dog

Shelter dogs want in on the cuffing season companionship rush. 

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A veterinary nutritionist explains why your cat isn’t eating and how to increase their appetite.