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Pet Adoption: Home

Pet Adoption

Link to The dog : finding your forever by David Alderton.in the catalog
Link to National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness by Weitzman
Link to 77 things to know before getting a cat by Susan Ewing
Link to What Dogs Want by Matt Ward in the catalog
Link to Humphrey's World of Pets by Birney in the catalog
Link to Shelter Dogs by Peg Kehret in the catalog
Link to Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Reptiles and Amphibians by Howell in the catalog
Link to Dewey by Myron in the catalog
Link to Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt in the catalog
Link to Oogy by Larry Levin in the catalog
Link to The Secret Language of Cats by Susanne Schötz in the catalog
Link to Caring for Your Hamster by Richardson in the catalog
Link to The Complete Book of Dogs by Rosie Pilbeam in the catalog
Lin to Piglet : the unexpected story of a deaf blind pink puppy and his family by Melissa Shapiro,

Why Should I Adopt?

Ask anyone who has adopted a pet and they’ll share with you their story of love, fun and companionship. Why? Because shelter pets are amazing!

Within the next year, millions of cats and dogs will enter shelters and rescue groups nationwide. In that time, even more people intend to bring a pet into their homes, which is why we’re working to show why shelters should be your first choice and preferred way to acquire a pet.

Remember: Dogs and cats who are taken into the care of shelters and rescue groups each year find themselves homeless through no fault of their own; “moving” and “landlord issues” are the top reasons people give up their pets. Continue reading from The Shelter Pet Project

Places to Donate

If you can't take in a new pet but still would like to make an impact on their lives. Here are organizations that accept donations to better the lives of the animals in their care.

Exotic Pets Need Homes Too!

When people hear about adopting pets from a shelter, they naturally think of dogs and cats. However, exotic pets of all kinds can be found at shelters, too. From parrots to rabbits, guinea pigs to iguanas, even potbellied pigs — there is a shelter for nearly every species. Exotic pet shelters and rescues can be found worldwide. A likely place to start looking for one in your area is to search the Internet or, better yet, ask your veterinarian for some suggestions on where to look. Continue reading from Vet Street

Foster Care

Shelters can be a stressful place for dogs and cats, especially with long-term stays. Research shows that foster care provides dogs and cats with a respite from the shelter environment and improves their welfare.

Foster care allows the shelter, and ultimately the adopter, to gain additional insights into a pet’s personality in a more natural environment. It enables foster caregivers to take pictures and video, which can help prospective adopters envision the pet in their own home. Foster care also frees up space at a shelter, allowing staff to spend more time with the pets who remain in their care.  Continue reading from Maddie's Fund