One of the most rewarding aspects of adopting a shelter dog is the simple fact that you’re saving a life and giving a deserving animal a new home. But it’s important to remember that getting a dog is a big responsibility.
Deciding to bring a pet into your life is a big move, but there’s no doubt your life will be better than ever with the companionship of your new best friend. When youre ready to welcome a dog or cat (or rabbit or ferret or bird) into your home, use Petfinder to jump start your search!
If you (or someone you know) is considering adopting a new pet, take a look at these tips to help make the transition easier and more successful!
(*Note, all of the dogs pictured below are ready for adoption through Petfinderat time of publication. Click their photos to learn more about these pups and other dogs like them.)