National Puppy Day

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National Puppy Day is March 23.  Have you thought about adopting a puppy in celebration?  

There are plenty of reasons to choose adoption over purchasing from a breeder.  

Cost is a big factor and knowing that you are saving a life is also a major reason for most people who choose adoption over purchase.

To help you decide whether adopting from a shelter or rescue makes sense, I have collected several articles that have been published on this site.

If you don't have time to read these articles, you can always bookmark for later or,  view this infographic produced by MySweetPuppy.


Choosing the Best Way for You to Obtain a Dog

This article explores four of the most common ways people acquire a dog:  Breeder,  Pet Store,  Rescue Organization, Shelter or Human Society


Small Dog Adoption

Some folks believe that it is nearly impossible to adopt a small sized dog.  While they may not be the most numerous dogs in a shelter, there are ways to find them.  Read this article before you decide not to adopt.


Adopting a Rescue in the UK

Live in the UK?  Adoptions are basically the same in the US and the UK, with a few differences.  This guest post by a UK dog owner examines the process and what you should know.


Dog Adoption Costs

In this guest post, the author breaks down the costs associated with dog adoptions in the U.S.  While adoption is not free, you may find that there is more bang for your buck when you adopt as opposed to pet store purchases.


The Truth Behind the Typical Shelter Dog

In this guest post by Mira Alicki, the statistics say it all. Did you know that every year 7.6 million pets in the United States enter the shelters out of which 2.7 million get euthanized each year. That is a staggering number of dogs.

Read about the differences between high kill, no kill and family based foster agencies.  Each has their pros and cons, and what is right for one person may not be good for another.

National Puppy Day Infographic

This infographic is long, but well worth examining.  Our thanks to MySweetPuppy for allowing us to use their artwork.

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