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New Pets Guide:
Information on Adopting New Puppies,
Adult Dogs and Senior Dogs.

Adopting a dog is an adventure unlike any other. Whether a playful puppy or a rescued adult or senior dog, you cannot ever be truly prepared for the ways in which your heart opens, and your life is likely, albeit delightfully, turned upside down. However, you can be ready with the expert tips, tools, and skills you’ll need to start you and your newest family member off on the best paw possible. From training and diet, socializing and care, here is what you need to know.


Select your new dog's life stage to get started:

Let’s face it, puppies are a handful, but oh, puppies! This stage is a critical time in a dog’s life. What you do now can help them grow into a happy, healthy and well-adjusted dog.

New Puppy Checklist: 9 Things You Need Before Bringing Home a New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy? Make sure you have everything your furry friend needs to thrive. We’re walking you through all the essentials.

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Your Essential Guide to Basic Dog Obedience Training

From sit to stay and beyond, dog obedience training helps keep your pup safe and well-behaved. We’ve got your guide to everything you need to know.

puppy separation anxiety

How to Treat and Prevent Puppy Separation Anxiety

What causes puppy separation anxiety and how can you treat it? Take our experts’ advice to learn how to help an anxious puppy.

traveling with a puppy

7 Tips for Traveling with a Puppy

If you’re thinking about traveling with a puppy, follow these seven tips to make the experience a safe and fun voyage for you both.

Puppy training

Puppy Training 101: Your Guide to Mastering Basic Puppy Training

Get started on the puppy training basics with this this guide on crate training, potty training, and teaching your puppy to sit from a certified trainer.

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500 Boy Dog Names For Your New Furry Friend

Looking for boy dog names? Browse our list of 500 male dog names for inspiration for your new puppy or dog.

Adult Dogs
A rescue dog’s transition into a forever home can be stressful for them. Establishing a healthy routine can make them feel safe, comfortable and settled in their new life.
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How Do You Clean a Dog’s Ears? Follow This Vet-Approved Step-by-Step Guide

Don’t know how to clean dog ears? Follow our vets’ advice on washing dogs’ ears, from when it’s time to clean to a step-by-step guide to the process.

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How to Bathe a Dog: Step-by-Step Tips From a Professional Groomer

Learning how to bathe a dog doesn’t have to be scary. This step-by-step process will help you and your pup have a good experience right from the first bath.

boy dog names

500 Boy Dog Names For Your New Furry Friend

Looking for boy dog names? Browse our list of 500 male dog names for inspiration for your new puppy or dog.

how to potty train a puppy

How to Potty Train a Puppy in 7 Days

Want to know how you can potty train your dog in 7 days? Follow along on one family’s potty training journey and learn how you can housetrain your dog, too.

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Say Goodbye to Tear Stains for Good With These Tips From Experts

Tired of your dog’s tear stains? Find out what causes tear stains on dogs and get rid of them for good with these suggestions from our pet experts.

Brushing a dog

A Complete Guide to Brushing a Dog the Right Way, According to a Pro Groomer

Brushing a dog is critical for keeping them healthy and happy. Do you know the best dog brushes for each coat type? Check out these pro tips for how to brush a dog.

Senior Dogs
Older dogs make phenomenal companions, but seniors do have unique health needs. Once you get into their lane, you will have an unforgettable experience (and probably save a life).
boy dog names

500 Boy Dog Names For Your New Furry Friend

Looking for boy dog names? Browse our list of 500 male dog names for inspiration for your new puppy or dog.

How to Potty Train an Older Dog

How to Potty Train an Older Dog

If you have an older dog who isn’t housetrained, don’t worry—there’s hope! Here’s how to potty train an older dog.

what to expect with a senior dog

Senior Dog Care: Changes to Expect with an Older Dog

Senior dogs go through several behavioral and physical changes as they get older. Know what to expect as they age and how to provide proper senior dog care.

Understanding Dog Body Language

Understanding Dog Body Language in Senior Dogs

Struggling to understand your dog’s body language? Learn how to decode body language in senior dogs that could possibly indicate underlying health problems.

best senior dog food

The Best Senior Dog Food: 6 Best-Rated Diets for Older Dogs

Looking for the best senior dog food for your older dog? Check out the best-selling senior dog diets—and learn what makes them so popular with pet parents.

how to socialize an older dog

How to Socialize an Older Dog

Can you socialize an older dog? Yes, with the right help! Find out how to socialize an older dog with training tips from a dog expert.