Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities.
The cost of owning a dog is about more than just the expense of food. Unfortunately, many people do not take the time to budget for a dog before buying one.
Before you get a puppy, learn how to avoid buying one from a puppy mill.
Frequently, pet store puppies are raised in puppy mills in filthy conditions with no human contact before they leave for the store. Please do not purchase any pet from a pet store so we all can put an end to this inhumane mass production of dogs. Animal rescues, backyard breeders and dog shelter are a preferred source of pets handled responsibly.
Are you ready to choose the right dog for you? Bringing a new dog into your life is a major decision.
The place for pet adoption. Petfinder is the number one website for adoptable pets. Search over 350,000 adoptable pets from nearly 14,000 adoption groups.
This is great search engine to find all local rescue pets in your area.
Basic care for your cat or dog can help avoid pet health risks, reduce pet overpopulation, and bring them home if they're lost.
Excellent source of videos to get you started training your new dog.
TIP: Dog socialization is mandatory to get a friendly pet! Puppy socialization classes are offered almost everywhere dog training classes are offered. Or, other possibilities include allowing your dog to play with friend's dogs or closely supervise your dog with other puppies at the dog park. Meetup.com is great way to meet other groups of dog owners all over the country.
Canine behaviorist and author of the book