Pet adoption saves the lives of homeless dogs and cats

Browse dog breeds and learn about the many dogs available for adoption on Petfinder.
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Ask to see a copy of their lease allowing pets if they rent. Or ask to use their landlord as a
reference. Fenced yards are best, but aren’t always possible. In some parts of the country they aren’t always necessary (very rural farmland). Make sure the potential adopter is interested in exercising their new pet. Some dogs should get up to three or four miles of exercise a day. “My apartment doesn’t allow pets” is one of the top three reasons that pets are taken to shelters.
Deaf dogs can make great pets! Find out what you need to know about adopting a deaf dog and how you can find an adoptable deaf dog near you.
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Each year we rescue thousands of dogs who have been lost, discarded, abandoned, injured or neglected. Most are lost dogs who have not been reclaimed by their original owners. We do everything we can to find a loving and responsible new home for every adoptable dog or puppy. All of our dogs available for adoption have been spayed (females) or neutered (males). We strongly encourage you to spay or neuter your pets! Search for adoptable pets at shelters and rescues, and adopt your new Dogs.
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3. FAQ for Dog Veterinarian Visits - Taking your dog to the veterinarian should be your first priority. This is especially true if you have other pets. It's a good idea to make sure your new pet is healthy and doesn't have any diseases or viruses he or she could transmit to other dogs in the house. The best way to find a veterinarian is by word of mouth. The dog shelter or rescue group where you adopted your dog may have a good recommendation. For proper preventative care, your dog should be examined by a veterinarian twice a year. A typical vet checkup includes searching for fleas using a special flea comb. Taking your dog's temperature, and a physical examination which will include checking your dog's ears, eyes, nose, teeth, skin, legs, joints, and genitals, and lymph nodes and listen to the heart and lungs. It will be common for the veterinarian to stress the importance of avoiding parasites, and will suggest options for flea and tick prevention and control. 7. Rescues Have Plenty of Purebred Dogs for Adoption - If you have your heart set on a specific breed, before you check out a breeder or pet store, why not search dogs for adoption from a breed rescue organization? 25% of all dogs in a shelter are purebred dogs. There are also lots of dog breed rescue groups that specialize in a particular breed of dog. Don't be fooled into thinking that dog shelters and dog rescues are filled with dog for adoption that were discarded because they're "bad". Shelter dogs for adoption are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners. Did you know that many backyard dog breeders and pet stores who supply the majority of purebreds simply are selling inbred dogs without care for preventing genetic problems? Mixed dog breeds have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease, and therefore overall lower vet bills and happier dogs! And the best place to find a mixed breed dog is at a rescue, SPCA, humane society or dog shelter. 5. How to Map Out a Dog Friendly Schedule – How much time your new dog will really needs is dependent on the type of dog, and what the temperament of dogs for adoption you are looking for. These factors include but not limited to the dog’s breed, age, amount of previous training, other pets & people in your home, and your current activity level and lifestyle. Matching the time a dog will take to the amount of time you want to spend with your dog is a very important aspect of searching dogs for adoption! A good first step is really thinking about your daily routine. How much free time do you have each day that you are willing to devote to the care, training, and attention of your new dog over the next few months, and then for the lifetime of that dog? For dogs, time spent just “hanging out” with you while you’re watching a movie or reading a book, counts too! Dogs and puppies vary the most in their time requirements, ranging from an adult, already-trained, mellow breed, to a high-energy puppy that would love a jogging companion and another high-energy dog friend. Be prepared to spend at least 4-5 hours a day with a high energy puppy who needs training, about 3-4 hours a day with a single adult dog.The list below provides an individual profile and pictures of each of our Lucky Dogs! You’ll find the name and email address for each Lucky Dog’s Adoption Coordinator in his or her profile by clicking on the photo or pet's name. Our volunteer Adoption Coordinators can’t wait to hear from you! They’ll be able to tell you more about the Lucky Dogs and walk you through the adoption process.