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.
“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
“An insightful, smoothly written, and useful guide for new canine owners.” – Kirkus Reviews
“This book shows that adopting a dog can reward you with years of companionship, joy, and unconditional love.” – Kristine Morris Foreword Reviews
“What to Expect When Adopting a Dog by Diane Rose-Solomon is a handbook that every dog lover should have, a book that is written from experience and from the heart.” – Romauld Dzemo San Francisco Book Review
“Chapters address how to determine whether one’s household is a good fit for a dog, what to expect at shelter/rescue organizations, how to prepare one’s home, how to integrate a new dog into one’s life, and much more.” – Small Press Bookwatch
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