Pet adoption is the process of taking responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or released to a shelter or rescue organization. Common sources for adoptable pets are animal shelters and rescue groups. Some organizations give adopters ownership of the pet, while others use a guardianship model wherein the organization retains some control over the animal's future use or care.
Adopting A Dog - Chapter 1: So You're Considering a New Pet
Adopting A Dog - Chapter 2: The Right Dog for You
Adopting A Dog - Chapter 3: The Adoption Process
Adopting A Dog - Chapter 4: Puppy-Proofing Your Home
Adopting A Dog - Chapter 5: K9 Supplies You'll Need
Adopting A Dog - Chapter 6: What to Do If It Isn't Working Out