What is a Double Coated Dog?

Two times the coat, two times the fur? If you've got a double coated dog, here's what you need to know about this type of fur.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Daisy

Daisy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is the pick of the litter! She's a young Labrador Retriever Mix from San Antonio, Texas.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Kona

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kona, a 2 year old Cockapoo from Dover, Massachusetts. HE weighs only 25 pounds and he's already neutered and housetrained.

Shelter Spotlight: Educated Canines Assisting With Disabilities

This charity hand-raises its pups and trains them to become service dogs to make the lives of the disabled, veterans, and autistic children easier.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Max

Our Adoptable Dog of the week is Max, a 4 years old American Pit Bull Terrier mix from Cooperstown, NY. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccines.

Adoptable Pet of the Week-Darcy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Darcy, a 3 to 4 years old Boxer mix from Cranston, Rhode Island. This lovely pooch is spayed, vaccinated, and housetrained.

How to Relieve Your Dog’s Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a common ailment in older dogs, especially in larger breeds. Although you can't cure it, there are ways to relieve your dog's arthritis pain.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Dozer

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Dozer, an adorable 3 years old mutt from Lansing, Michigan. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on his vaccines.

Rev Up Your Ho-Hum Walks With Dog Parkour

Turn your surroundings into a doggie playground. Parkour is a fun way to to burn your dog's energy and teach polite leash walking skills.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Angela

This week’s adoptable dog from Adoptapet.com is Angela from San Diego, CA. Just look into those eyes and tell us that you don’t melt! This sweet…

What on Earth is Earthdog?

Little dogs have a lot of energy - especially the ones that were bred to hunt and catch critters. You can put these skills to great use at Earthdog trials.

Best Dog Nail Grinders

To help you choose the best dog nail grinders for a stress-free grooming routine, we've rounded up the very finest that the market has to offer.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Keegan

This posh-looking Boston Terrier mix from Indianapolis is up to date with his shots, neutered, and gets along great with other dogs and older children.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Camry

We need to "point" this out - Camry, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is a great catch... and a great pointer! She's an adult English Pointer from Otis, Maine.

5 Ways Food-Dispensing Toys Will Enhance Your Dog’s Life

Does your dog bark when left alone? Eat your furniture to pass the time? Save your sanity by turning your pup's mealtime into playtime.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Valentino

Meet Valentino, the most interesting dog in the world, and our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This young Golden Retriever Mix pup hails from Savannah, Georgia.

How to Make Sure Daycare is a Pleasant Experience for Your Dog

Dog daycare can be a wonderful experience for your pooch, but you have to do your part to ensure a good time is had by all Sure, daycare might seem like a fu…

Transport To Freedom: Elvis’ Journey From A U.S. High-Kill Shelter T

Kevin Roberts isn’t just an outdoors enthusiast – he’s also passionate about rescuing and fostering dogs. In this article, he tells us abou…

Understanding Testicular and Ovotesticular Disorder in Dogs

Did you know that hermaphroditism also occurs in dogs? It's called testicular or ovotesticular disorder, and although rare, does occur in dogs.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Bo

We’d like you to meet Bo, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This handsome Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix is from Port Clinton,…

How to Get a Job as a Professional Dog Sitter

To some, it sounds like the perfect job - looking after dogs full time. If you'd like to make the career change, we've put together a few pointers.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Maya

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Maya, a 6 years old American Staffordshire Terrier mix from Hamilton Square, New Jersey.

Chew on These Tips to Survive Your Puppy’s Teething Stage

The terrible teething phase - it's what every puppy parent dreads. To prepare for the biting times ahead, plan ahead with these drool-worthy teething tips.

Top 10 Best Toys for Puppies

Puppies love to play. But what should they play with? Check out our list of the Top 10 best toys for puppies.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Anny

Meet Anny, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Anny is a senior Brittany from Jackson, MS. She is housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, a…

The Netherlands Just Became First County With No Stray Dogs

With an estimated 200 million stray dogs worldwide it’s clear that the issue of abandoned pets is a major problem for many countries across the globe. Except for the Netherlands!

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Allie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Allie, and 8 years old purebred Yorkshire Terrier from Lexington, Kentucky. She is spayed and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Moo Moo

Who's black and white and answers to the name "Moo Moo"? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week - a 1.5-year-old male Terrier mix from Baltimore, Maryland.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Moon

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Moon, a 6 years old American Pit Bull Terrier and Pug mix from Phoenix, Arizona. He is neutered and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Garrett

What a happy fellow! Please meet Garrett, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Garrett is a young male Labrador Retriever Mix from Westport, Con…

Brushing Your Dog: A Guide for All Coat Types

Give your dog the brush off… with the right kind of brushing for his coat type Brushing your dog might seem fairly straight forward, but there’s…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Tucker

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This week we’re featuring Tucker, an adult Labrado…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Maerdy

This gorgeous guy is a party on legs! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Maerdy, a 2 years old Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) from Gretna, Nebraska.

A Quick Fix to Doggie Doorbell Drama

Does the doorbell send your dog into a frenzy? A simple management solution will keep your dog from going bonkers when he hears "ding-dong!"

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Roy

Sweet, fun, and active, this pooch will be a perfect adventure companion! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Roy, a year old Shepherd mix from Sisterville, Wes…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Kenzie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kenzie, a one-year-old Catahoula Leopard mix from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is spayed, trained, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Pixie

It’s time to meet Pixie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She is an adult Spitz and Border Collie mix from Missouri. Pixie is already spayed, housetraine…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Roux

Say hello to Roux, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He is a two-year-old Maltese and Terrier mix from San Diego, California. Roux is already neutered, up to da…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Bindi

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Bindi, an approximately 2 years old mixed breed dog from Shelburne, Vermont.

Black Dog Syndrome: Belle’s Story Common Among Shelter Dogs

Have your ever heard of Black Dog Syndrome? It's not a disease or a condition that dogs suffer from, it's actually a problem with humans!

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Booser

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Booser, a 3 years old Great Pyrenees and Labrador Retriever mix from Minot, North Dakota. He is neutered and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Bart

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Bart, a 2 years old Pit Bull Terrier from Parkersburg, West Virginia. Bart is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Penny

This 2 year old Borzoi and Bullmastif mix from Lansing, Michigan, is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, housetrained, and gets along with other dogs.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Jai

With a beautiful personality to match his movie-star good looks, Jai, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is going to be a hit with one lucky family!

Why Spaying and Neutering Your Dog Is Necessary

Everybody loves puppies, but there are just not enough homes for all of them. A responsible dog owner knows that spaying and neutering a dog is necessary.

10 Soggy Tips On How To Wash Your Dog

We've put together some soggy tips you can use to wash your dog the right way. Read on to find out our 10 soggy tips on how to wash your dog.

Are Board and Train Programs Right for My Dog?

Dog training takes a lot of time and patience. But some people don't have the time, and that's where board and train programs come in.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Emmy

Please meet Emmy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Emmy is a female adult Shepherd mix from Baton Rouge, LA. She is already spayed, housetra…

Basic Dog Tricks: Shake A Paw

The shake a paw trick is a basic trick that should be one of your dog's standards that he can pull out when guests come over and he wants to impress them.

Shelter Spotlight: Pets of the Homeless

Whether you're looking for help or want to help, Pets of the Homeless is here for you. They provide emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless.

How Long Should It Take to Train Your Dog the 5 Basic Commands?

Does your dog know the five basic commands? We're going to go over how long it should take to train your dog.

5 Tip-Top Health Tips For Senior Dogs

Older dogs come with their own set of unique issues that require preventive measures to ensure your dog continues to enjoy a happy life. He’s not the y…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Levi

If you're looking for a pooch who can keep up with you, Levi is the dog for you! He's a six-month-old male Labrador Retriever mix from Newell, Iowa.

From Shelter to Stardom: Adopted Pets That Are Now A-List Celebrities

Though they may be living the sweet life now, many of your favorite pet-celebs came from humble beginnings: the animal shelter!

How to Find a Reliable Dog Walker

Need a little help to get your dog off the couch and moving when you're not around? Here are some tips on finding a reliable dog walker.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Foxy

Foxy is a young female Whippet mix from Cedartown, Georgia. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and good with dogs, cats and kids.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Lionel

This week’s Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com is Lionel, a strapping fellow who has plenty of love to give. He’s a Boxer and Great Dan…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Mr. Doggie

Dashing and debonair, Mr. Doggie is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's an adult Puggle from Brooklyn, New York who can't wait to meet you.

Heart And Soul: The Joy Of Adopting A Dog

Author Amy Newmark shares personal experiences about how adoptable dogs enrich our souls immeasurably Marya Morin went right to the local shelter to get her…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Kuma

Big is beautiful - just ask Kuma, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This 4.5-year-old female Akita mix currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.