Dog Adoption

dog and owner, Four-Legged Family Members: 5 Major Benefits Of Owning A Dog

Four-Legged Family Members: 5 Major Benefits Of Owning A Dog

For thousands of years, dogs have provided humans companionship, entertainment, and of course, unconditional love. Any dog owner will tell you how much joy their four-legged family members bring them, but did you know dogs are scientifically proven to improve their owner’s mental and physical health?

Here are FIVE major benefits of owning a dog!

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Two Dogs, Introducing Another Dog To Your Home: How To Prepare And Do It Successfully

Introducing Another Dog To Your Home: How To Prepare And Do It Successfully

You’ve crunched the numbers, got the blessing of your dog (or reached a tentative agreement with your cat), found the perfect candidate at your local shelter, or decided on a reputable breeder, and now it’s official. You’re ready to introduce a new four-legged family member into your home.

Bringing a new dog into your home is a big deal! But, before you get too excited imagining the prospect of your new pup becoming best friends with the dog you already have at home or cuddling up and sharing naps with your cat, you’ll have to consider the best way to introduce them to your home.

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How to successfully navigate year two with your “Pandemic Puppy”

The COVID-19 pandemic saw a pet ownership boom in 2020, with many owners becoming first-time pet parents. As vaccines are rolling out and restrictions are lifting, many new owners have begun to reconsider their decision.

According to a recent survey from Merck Animal Health, 73% of people who became first-time dog owners during the pandemic are now thinking about rehoming their pets. 58% of these owners say they wish taking care of their pet’s health didn’t take so much time, 33% were surprised how much it costs to care for a pet, and 25% claim they don’t have enough information to care for their dog.

Here’s a guide to help you successfully navigate year two and beyond of pet ownership and avoid rehoming your four-legged family member.

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7 Benefits of Adopting a Rescue Dog

It’s National Rescue Dog Day! Three million adoptable dogs enter shelters across the United States each year, making overpopulation a real problem. These pets are patiently waiting to meet their new families and receive a second chance at life! Opening your home to a rescue dog comes with several benefits, some you may have never even considered. Read post »