It’s a way of giving a loving new home to a shelter animal – and maybe even saving its life. There are many different animal care issues to consider during the adoption process, but it will all be worthwhile when the new owner goes home with their adopted pet.


How to adopt a pet

If you have never adopted an animal from the shelter before, ask yourself a few questions: How does the adoption process work? How much time does it take? What are the costs?


Adopt a senior pet

Giving home to an older pet can be an enriching experience. Seniors bring so many benefits


Myths about animal shelter pets

There are some commonly held myths about animal shelters


"Less adoptable" pets

They may be black, they may be blind, they may have disabilities, they may be old, they may have special needs.


You want to get a pet? 

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Getting a Dog?

Things to consider before getting a dog


Getting a Cat?

Things to consider before getting a cat


Animals are not a present

Every year we point out that animals are not a present. Quite frequently they end up back in a shelter after the holidays are over.

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Alternatives to having your own pet

Not all animal lovers have the opportunity to keep their own animal long term. Anyone who still wants to take care of an animal, can consider various alternatives

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Who can be a responsible pet owner?

Checklist for everyone wanting to keep a pet


What makes a good shelter

If you have no experience of animal shelters, you may be wondering how to spot a good one. Here are a few pointers to help you recognise a well-run shelter


Preparing your home

Before you bring your new adopted friend home there a few things that should already be prepared. Some equipment needs to acquired, the essentials are


Dogs and their needs

What does my dog need?


Adopt dont shop

It’s a way of giving a loving new home to a shelter animal

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