How To: Adopt a Dog from an Existing Home


Looking for a new dog to adopt from an existing family? Good idea, that family will know best about the dog - rather than a shelter.

Here's steps to ensure a safe, rewarding and wonderful process.

Where to find a dog for adoption from an existing home

  • Few dogs here on Fido Love
  • Craiglist - With caution.

Consider the Right Dog for your family

We don't get hung up on breed or looks. Instead, consider different "types" according to your lifestyle

Bringing your new dog home

Knowing what to plan for and what to expect when bringing your new friend home can make the difference between a not so good experience and a great experience. As your dog settles in expect noticeable stages of adjustment, and things to be prepared for at each stage.

Meeting a new dog for adoption - Do's and Don'ts

It’s time to schedule a meet and greet with the dog and his family. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for meet and greet success.

How to do a trial dog adoption

For families living near each other, a trial adoption for a new dog can make a lot of sense. A short trial period gives a chance to see how a new dog will fit into your household. Here's how.

Dog Adoption and Rehoming Agreement

We strongly encourage families rehoming or adopting a dog to create a rehoming agreement to make things official. Here's how.