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?

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Adopt a Senior Pet

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

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Myths About Animal Shelter Pets

There are some commonly held myths about animal shelters

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'Less Adoptable' Pets

They may be a little older, have disabilities and perhaps have special needs or behavioural issues, but these animals have a lot of love to give 


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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 Presents

Too often, the animals gifted as presents end up back in a shelter after the holidays are over.


Alternatives to Having Your Own Pet

Maybe you cannot commit to having a pet? We show you other options for enjoying pets without having your own 

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Animals help Humans

What effect do animals have on our lives?

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Animals are good for our Heart

Animals and their positive effect on the physical health of humans

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Animals are Friends in Times of Need

Animals and their positive impact on the mental health of people

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Animals as 'Therapists'

The positive effects of animal-assisted interventions

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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

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Dogs and Their Needs

Guide for dog owners: What does my dog need?


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

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