adoption

Our guide to animal adoption; learn why, where, and how to prepare to adopt a cat, kitten, dog or puppy from an animal shelter or rescue group.

Bailey Johnson8 days ago
Why You Should Adopt Instead of Shop
You always hear people use the phrase "adopt, don't shop." I never truly understood why people said this so much because I never understood why there was any problem with purchasing dogs from breeders...
For the Love of Pitbulls
I grew up in an awesome home with a wonderful mother, who above all else taught me compassion for others. Over time this gradually turned into an obsession with fighting for the "underdog" in any situ...
Rachel Neavea month ago
Tails of a Misunderstood "Fur Mama"
I should start by leveling with you dear reader. I am not maternal. Before you run for the hills, don't panic! This is not going to be some tear ridden diatribe about how hard my life is because I do ...
Rats
Many people think one thing when they see a rat: ew! But, I want people to know what amazing pets they can be. Now, to start off, I am not saying to go find a rat that lives in New York sewers, becaus...
What to Know Before Adopting a Senior Dog
Adopting dogs in general is one of the more exciting events in life. You're basically bringing in another member to your lovable family! Dogs are the greatest (sorry, cat lovers), because they're lite...
Victoria Morrisa month ago
Why You Should (Really) Adopt
Have you ever wondered why so many dogs wind up in shelters? Many dogs you see in pet stores or at local dog breeders' homes end up being surrendered to shelters. So, why are we so drawn away from ado...
Charlotte Harveya month ago
Maya’s Second Family
Dear Reader, Hi. My name is Maya and I am two-years-old. I love long walks and chasing squirrels but I hate bath time and not being allowed upstairs. I thought that I would tell you about the time tha...
Shani Smitha month ago
My Pit Bull Journey
In September of 2016 I decided it was time to move into my best friend's house. Along with me came my handsome cat, Niall, and my nine pound miniature pinscher, Sophie. Warmly welcomed into the new ho...
Kristian Romeroa month ago
Why I Spent a Saturday Being Craftsy for Animals I've Never Met
It was an oddly warm Saturday morning in September, and I was trekking to the same neighborhood that my 9-5 office was in. What was wrong with me? No, this had nothing to do with my career. This was s...
Kimberly Alcorn2 months ago
Adopt, Don't Shop
The age-old saying, "A dog is a man's best friend," is a saying for a reason. Dogs really are man's best friend. I mean, let's just admit it: dogs are freaking awesome!! In most cases, they're even be...
Emmeline Reader2 months ago
The Struggles of Fostering
If you are at a time in your life when you are not able to adopt an animal and make the commitment to stand with them for the rest of their lives, fostering is a good thing to turn towards. It allows ...
Amanda Knight3 months ago
Luna: A Rescue Story
First of all, welcome to our little page. Luna and I are pleased to meet you and hope you enjoy your stay. If she could, Luna would snuggle and love on every one of you. But you'll get acquainted with...
Meet Freyja, the Destroyer
Meet Freyja. Me: "Let's get a gentle dog like a Greyhound so I can bring it to the nursing home with me to visit the seniors. We can name him Gandalf the Grey!" My husband: "A puppy!" (Immediately goe...
Andrew Beasley4 months ago
The Joy and Pain of Fostering Dogs
Fostering dogs is an emotional rollercoaster. When I was 16, my family got a dog. My wife has wanted a dog since she was a little girl, but it had never happened for her. There were a variety of reaso...
Alexis D. Smolensk4 months ago
My Pussy Roomie
About a year ago, I became a boarder in a house with three cats. It isn't that I actively dislike cats; I am merely indifferent towards them, but I've had to live with the consequences of moving into ...
Linda Blankenship4 months ago
This is My House
I was raised around dogs all of my life, so I understand that connection between an owner and their four-legged furry baby. But what if yours had feathers? I ventured into these uncharted waters rough...
Peter Dill4 months ago
Best Pet Charities in New York City
New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world - as long as you're not one of the many animals who live in the mean city streets. Sadly, there's a bit of a stray epidemic going on in New Yor...
Glenn Bushinski4 months ago
Best Pet Charities in America
Too often, charitable organizations end up being scandalized once their donors find out that only a very small percentage of money actually goes to the donation. In many cases, the money that's donate...