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.
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.
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.