Adding a furry new member to the family? Learn everything you need to know about pet adoption.
Learn More About Adopting a Pet
videos for new pet owners
Bringing Your New Cat Home
If you recently adopted a cat, or are planning to do so, follow these guidelines to increase the chances of making...
Bringing Your New Dog Home
If you recently adopted a dog, or are planning to add a canine companion to your home soon, follow these guidelines...
Introducing Your Pet and New Baby
The arrival of a new baby is an exciting and hectic time for everyone -- including your family pet.
Your Pet & Your Partner
You've fallen in love...again. But will your first love -- your pet -- and your newest love -- your partner -- see...
Choose the Right Pet for Your Family
The decision to adopt a pet should be made thoughtfully, particularly when you have children. Then you'll need to t...
- Introducing Pets to a New Dog
Get Your Home and Family Ready for a New Dog
So you're getting ready to bring home your new puppy -- congrats! Before Fido saunters through your door, be sure t...
How to Find a Good Dog Breeder
Planning to get a puppy from a professional breeder? Our guidelines will help you make sure that the breeder you're...
Looking for Local Pet Information? Dial Pets 911.
The HSUS has partnered with Pets 911 to help people across the country quickly and easily find the local pet-relate...
Giving Pets as Gifts
Adding a pet to the family is a long-term commitment. It's a decision that needs input from everyone who would care...
Adopting from a Purebred Rescue Group
If you have your heart set on a specific breed of dog or cat, consider adopting from a purebred rescue group.
Adopting from an Animal Shelter
Animal shelters are your best source for pet adoptions. They not only ensure healthy animals, but they can help fin...
All Grown Up: The Unique Joys of Mature Pets
Sure, puppies and kittens are cute, but they eventually all grow up. Adult animals can be every bit as adorable, wi...
Basic Supplies for Your New Cat or Kitten
You've decided you're ready to open your heart and home to a cat or kitten. Learn the basic necessities you should...
Buying a Puppy
Are you thinking about welcoming a dog into your life? Be sure to get the facts on where you are most likely to fin...
Choosing the Right Cat
Cats make wonderful companions, and every feline is a true individual. If you decide to adopt a cat, it is importan...
Choosing the Right Dog
You will find many dogs at your local animal shelter that would make a great companion. The trick is to find a pet...
Pure or Mixed Breed?
Dogs and cats fall into two categories: purebreds or mixed breeds. We can help you decide which type of pet is righ...
What to Consider Before Adopting a Pet
Sharing your life with an animal companion is a wonderful experience, but think before you adopt a pet. Here are so...
What to Consider Before You Get a Dog
Is a canine companion a good idea? Here are some issues to consider.