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Adopting a pet is a way of giving a loving new home to a shelter animal – and maybe even saving its life. There are many different animal care issues to consider during the adoption process, but it will all be worthwhile when you go home with your new pet.

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How to adopt a pet

Tips and information on adopting an animal from a shelter


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"Less adoptable" pets

They may be blind, they may have disabilities, they may be old, they may have special needs.


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Dog at home

FOUR PAWS guide to Becoming a Pet Foster Parent

Find out, if pet fostering is for you


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Animals help Humans

What effect do animals have on our lives?


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You want to get a pet? 

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Responsible Pet Ownership

What you should know?


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Cats are not presents!

Animals are not a present

Quite frequently they end up back in a shelter after the holidays are over.


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Myths About Animal Shelter Pets

There are some commonly held myths about animal shelters


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Adopt a Senior Pet

Giving a home to an older pet can be an enriching experience. Seniors bring so many benefits


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Alternatives to Having Your Own Pet

Maybe you cannot commit to having a pet? We show you other options for enjoying pets without having your own 


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What makes a good shelter

If you have no experience of animal shelters, you may be wondering how to spot a good one. Here are a few pointers to help you recognise a well-run shelter


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Getting a Dog?

Things to consider before getting a dog


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Getting a Cat?

Things to consider before getting a cat


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Animals are good for our Heart

Animals and their positive effect on the physical health of humans


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Animals are Friends in Times of Need

Animals and their positive impact on the mental health of people


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Animals as 'Therapists'

The positive effects of animal-assisted interventions


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Dogs and Their Needs

Guide for dog owners: What does my dog need?


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Adopt don't shop

It’s a way of giving a loving new home to a shelter animal

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