Things you need to know before adopting puppies

Who doesn’t want a puppy? It doesn’t matter if you are a dog person or a cat person, when you see a puppy, you would immediately want one. Find answers to questions on the different dog breeds which are available for adoption, the do’s and don’ts for puppy care, and more.

Answered By Betty Parker | 2 years ago
  • Q: Are adoptions free?

    Mostly shelters and kernels offer dogs for adoption at no cost, but it is advisable to donate a nominal amount to these shelters so that they can continue doing the excellent work of taking care of the puppies and breeds available for adoption. Otherwise the only cost you will be incurring henceforth would be whatever you spend monthly on your pet.

  • Q: Can I adopt newborn puppies?

    Yes, although most puppies which are found at the shelter might be a couple of months old. You will have to search accordingly depending on your location and whether these pet shelters and adoptions centers care for newborn puppies which are available for adoption.

  • Q: Is there any difference between adopting a pet and fostering a pet?

    Adopting a pet involves you making a commitment to take care of the pet for the rest of its life. However, fostering a pet is different: you volunteer to take care of a pet for some days, before they are put up for adoption or are rehabilitated elsewhere.

  • Q: What kind of food should be given to puppies?

    A veterinarian will recommend the best food suitable for a puppy’s diet; therefore, it is advisable to consult with them to ensure proper calorie intake and a well-balanced meal. Puppy foods should be a good source of protein, calcium, and calories.

  • Q: What should I know before adopting a puppy?

    Adoption can be a tricky process with these essential things to keep in mind, you have to take your time before making up your mind, deciding on the breed, and making sure you can afford to own the dog and take care of it.

  • Q: Where can I find out more about pet and puppies adoption?

    You can always find out more about puppies for adoption on the official websites of pet shelters and adoption centers. Social media is also one of the places where you can find out about people who are fostering pets until they are ready for adoption.

  • Q: Which are the different breeds put up for adoption?

    American Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Chihuahua, Boxer, German Shepherd Dog, Beagle, American Staffordshire Terrier, Dachshund, American Bulldog, Border Collie, and Australian Cattle Dog are just some of the breeds found in shelters amongst many others.

  • Q: Which are the popular organizations from where I can adopt puppies?

    Adoption centers and shelters can be sourced according to the location to find out the different breeds and age groups of puppies put up for adoption. Normally these shelters will not charge anything for the adoption.

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