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The Comprehensive Guide to Adopting a Pet

Man kissing cat.Adopting a pet is a big step — but we have a feeling your family is ready to grow. Before starting your search, get tips on choosing the right pet for your lifestyle, preparing your home for a furry family member, and even become a training expert before bringing your pet home.

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When You’re Ready, Start Here

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Welcoming a pet into your family is a big decision, 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.

All About Pet Adoption

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Still on the fence about adopting? Ease into life with a pet by volunteering at your local shelter or rescue organization.





Welcoming your New Pet Home

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Petfinder has all the resources you need to make you be the best pet parent ever.

Bringing a Dog Home

Bringing a Cat Home

Dog Training

Cat Training

Living With Your Dog

Living With Your Cat

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