Cover for the book, What to Expect When Adopting a Dog. Features several pictures of dogs across the front with a blue background.

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog

Author: Diane Rose Solomon

Last Updated: 12 July 2021Published On: 3 March 2017

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog educates a prospective dog parent on what to expect, helping make the experience easier and more joyous.

Cover for the book, What to Expect When Adopting a Dog. Features several pictures of dogs across the front with a blue background.

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog

Author:Diane Rose Solomon

Last Updated: 12 July 2021Published On: 3 March 2017

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog educates a prospective dog parent on what to expect, helping make the experience easier and more joyous.

NOTES FROM THE PUBLISHER

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog: A Guide to Successful Dog Adoption for Every Family Overview

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog is a guide to successful dog adoption and pet parenting for every family. Anyone considering a new dog has questions. Especially when thinking about adopting a shelter dog. 

You’ll get expert advice from rescue specialists, organizations, veterinarians, dog parents, and pet business owners. The book provides links to the best, most relevant articles from pet professionals and some useful products. It’s a one-stop-shop for the most asked dog-related questions before, during, and after adoption.

This book covers how-to topics like:

  • Whether dog adoption is right for you
  • Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group
  • Preparing your home for a new furry member
  • Integrating your new pup into your home, family, and lifestyle.

In five modules, Certified Humane Education Specialist and award-winning author Diane Rose-Solomon leads the reader through all the steps they should take to decide on a dog, the adoption process, and lifelong care. And, with the shorter lives of animals, she delivers a heartfelt chapter on saying goodbye to a pet.

There are thousands of dogs waiting for a loving home. This book educates a prospective dog parent on what to expect, helping make the experience easier and more joyous.

 

About the Author

After rescuing a puppy 21 years ago, Diane Rose-Solomon became increasingly involved in animal rescue and education and served for years on the board of directors of a small grassroots animal rescue and aid organization.

In 2009, she became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University. She then combined her humane and creative interests and published her first two books, award-winning JJ the American Street Dog, and How He Came to Live in Our House and the sequel JJ Goes to Puppy Class.

Editorial Reviews

“The book is a perfect guide on what to think about, how to prepare for the change, and, most importantly, how to deal with challenges that might arise after adoption. Whenever I hear someone say they are thinking about getting a dog, I will surely recommend them this book as their first step.” – Meghana Hulsure, Seattle Book Review

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