Adoption & Pet Care

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In America, there is an overpopulation of homeless pets. There are simply too many companion animals and not enough homes.

But you can help. One way to start putting an end to pet overpopulation is to adopt your next pet from your local shelter or breed rescue group. By doing so you immediately give a home to an animal that didn't have one, and you reduce the overall number of homeless pets out there.

Explore these pages to learn more about the adoption process. You'll discover the advantages of adopting rather than buying an animal, and determine what type of pet is right for you.

Once you find your new best friend, further peruse these pages for information on behavior and training, ideal pet care, animal welfare issues, and how to keep you new pet safe.


Got a Pooch? Read Oh My Dog

Beth Ostrosky Stern's new book, Oh My Dog, is chock-full of helpful tips and invaluable advice from dog care and behavior experts.

American Humane Supports The Shelter Pet Project!

The Shelter Pet Project is a movement to help find homes for great pets. American Humane supports this Ad Council effort in association with our friends at other humane organizations.

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