Adopting a Dog

Voted “Best Soft-Cover Guide of 2011” by the Dog Writer’s
Association of America, Love Has No Age Limit tells you
everything you need to know about welcoming an adolescent
or adult dog into your family. We all know that older dogs
present their own special joys and challenges; let this easy-
to-read book turn your “new dog” into your “best dog ever!”

 

 

 

 

ASPCApro WEBINARS ON ADOPTION

Multi-Dog Households: From First Date to After the Honeymoon (Recorded in January 2014)

Helping Adopted Dogs Adjust to New Homes (Recorded in December 2012)

 

RELATED BLOGS FROM “THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH”

What to Ask When Considering Adopting a Dog? February 2021

Love Has No Age Limit–And nor do the stories of our first days with them! January 2020

Rescue Regrets Be Gone! June 2018

Considerations for a City Dog. And Dental Supplies. August 2017

What Was I Thinking? (Rescue Regrets are Usually Temporary) July 2017

Who’s Your Momma September 2016

Free to a Good Home (Booklets, Not Dogs!) September 2016

Adopting Littermates… Don’t  September 2014

Three Ways to Confuse a New Dog  June 2014

Introducing a New Dog: Maggie and Willie as a Case Study  April 2014

Adopting a Dog Into a Multi-Dog Household  January 2014

How to Foster Dogs: New Book from Pat Miller  January 2014

Mandatory Introductions at Shelters?  January 2014

Pets as Gifts  December 2013

Canine Behavior and Acoustics in Shelters and Kennels  September 2013

Breed Stereotypes and Handler Appearance  March 2013

The Black Dog Syndrome – Fact or Fiction?  January 2013

Expectations: Adults vs. Puppies  April 2011

The Right Dog  January 2010

 

ASPCApro RESOURCES

Four Paths to Adoption Success

Dog Adoptions with Staying Power

First Day, New Dog: 5 Things To Tell Your Adopters

Three Things to Consider About Your Shelter’s Soundscape

Three Strategies to Decrease Barking in Your Shelter

 

ARTICLES ABOUT ADOPTING A DOG

Home is Where the Heart is

Pick of the Shelter

Welcome: Helping a recently adopted adult dog adjust to new surroundings

Once in a Lifetime: Why all our dogs can’t be above average

Honest as the Dog is Long: Dogs score high on seeing and telling it as it is

 

RELATED DOG TRAINING BOOKS & DVDS

    

Training Your Dog

Here’s the good news: It’s fun to train your dog! Here’s the bad news: You have to learn how. More good news: It’s not hard to learn. . . and this is a great place to get started.

Behavior & Health

If you’re interested in canine cognition, communication, social systems & nutrition (plus a host of other topics!), look here to start seeing your dog in an entirely new light!

Behavior Problems

Here’s help for dogs of every description, from cautious canines to feisty fidos. Click below for videos, articles, books and DVDs that will help you help your dog.

Finding Resources

Links to other great websites & information on becoming a professional trainer or behaviorist, questions for your veterinarian, and everything in between!

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"The Education of Will delves deep into the minds of people and dogs, and into the effects of trauma, showing that healing is possible. McConnell gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere."

—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.

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