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Infographic: 10 Reasons to Choose Rescue

We have chosen rescue many, many times…and we couldn’t be happier. I remember clearly the day, as a teenager, when we went to the shelter to pick out Pepsi, a beautiful shepherd mix. Since Pepsi, we have shared our hearts and our homes with so many furry family members, each from local shelters. Our PawZaar […]

5 Types of Pets We Would Love You to Consider for #AdoptaShelterPet Month

 This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. I am being compensated to support Adopt a Shelter Pet Month with an educational post, but DogTipper only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, a time when the public […]

Considering Dog Adoption? Check These AVMA Tips

Selecting the right dog to adopt is no easy choice. Like selecting a life partner, it’s a decision that you’ll live with in the long term, through thick and through thin. Unlike selecting a mate, though, you don’t get a long courtship to make that decision! We know firsthand from our own adoptions of Tiki […]

Finding the Right Dog Breed for Your Family

When it comes to finding the right dog breed for your family, it is imperative that you do your research. While Dalmatians might be cute, they come with temperamental issues that can be hard on some dog owners. Adopting a dog is a major responsibility. It is important that you know what you are getting […]

Ask Paris: My Newly Adopted Dog Wakes Us At Night!

My husband and I adopted our dog Chewey three weeks ago. We’re having a little problem and don’t know where to go to get answers. Then I stumbled upon your page and was hoping you can give me advice. Chewey is about three years old. He’s a Lhasa Mix, not sure with what. He’s VERY […]

Is an Adult Dog or Puppy Right for You?

When you are thinking about adding a canine friend to the family, you may be deciding whether you should buy a puppy or adopt an adult dog. Puppies and older dogs provide very different experiences as pets. Here are five questions to consider before making the trip to the breeder or dog shelter: 1.     How […]

Saving Yourself–By Saving a Dog

Everyone who has ever adopted an animal knows that they receive so much in return for the simple act of adoption, from the wonderful feeling of knowing they saved an animal’s life to the joy of a devoted companion. The benefits reach much further, though, including mental and physical benefits. We just received this infographic […]

Adopting a Shelter Dog: Questions to Ask

As our regular readers know, both of our dogs came from shelters and three of our four cats are from shelters (the fourth, Coco, was found as a stray). With an estimated five to seven million animals in shelters across the US, there is no shortage of great pets looking for a forever home so […]

Helping Petfinder Foundation

Four years ago yesterday, we adopted Irie. We’d visited her shelter because we’d seen an Australian cattle dog on Petfinder, but once we arrived at the shelter we realized the cattle dog was just too energetic to be a companion to our then 15-year-old Yoda. While we were at the shelter, we recognized another dog […]

Ask Dr. Diane: Adopting a Mom and Her Pup?

Dear Dr. Diane, My husband and I and our three children are looking to adopt a puppy. We found a loving mom pup who is one year old and her four puppies. We are thinking about adopting the mom and one of her female pups. Would this be a good idea? I think it is […]

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