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Finding Your Best Bud

Finding Your Best Bud

We know what you’re thinking. Isn’t it about time you committed to getting a pet? Before going to your local shelter or rescue group to meet the dog of your dreams, get the resources to become a pet adoption pro. You’ve made it this far — why back out now?

The Difference A Day Makes

Learn from Tommy & his fiancé. They weren’t sure they were ready for a pet, but a day of volunteering changed that. Read their Happy Tail to learn how a Saturday spent walking dogs confirmed what they’d suspected all along — it was time to adopt.

When You’re Ready, Start Here

Deciding to bring a pet into your life is a big move, but chances are good that your life will be better than ever with the companionship of your new best friend. When you’re ready to welcome a dog or cat (or rabbit or ferret or bird) into your home, use Petfinder as your jump-off. We’ve got you covered.

Get Involved

Still on the fence? Take a page out of Tommy’s book and volunteer at a nearby shelter or rescue organization first. Then, read up on our tips below, which share advice from experts on how to be the best pet parent possible.

Volunteer

Learn About Different Breeds

Adoption FAQs

Bringing a Dog Home

Training Your Dog

Living with Your Dog

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