Whether you are getting ready to adopt your first furever child or are an experienced owner, sometimes we all need a little help. To ensure you have a happy healthy life together, we have pulled together a list of resources for you to use. From what to expect when you bring your furchild home, to how to discourage barking at the door, explore our tips and advice for every aspect of your pet's care and health.
The Puppy Manual
Getting ready to adopt a new puppy? Adopt-a-Pet.com’s “The Puppy Manual” is not a complete guide to raising a puppy – there are entire books devoted to that topic! However it is a super-helpful and concise 21 pages covering the basics, to help you prepare for the arrival and first few months with your new puppy. The basic training, socialization, and guidelines explained simply with many easy-to-follow steps can be used starting at the age of 8 weeks, the earliest age at which most people would be bringing a puppy into their home.
The Pet Selector
A fun little game on choosing your perfect pet to fit your lifestyle.
Adopting a Pet from the Shelter
Some helpful tips to make the transition from the shelter to your home a smooth one
Introducing Dogs and Children
Children and dogs can be the best of friends. However, it is wise to go slowly.
Introducing a Second Dog
Some guidelines for making smooth and safe introductions and ensuring that your dogs’ relationship gets off to a great start.
Introducing Cats and Dogs
Even if the dog has cat experience and the cat has lived with a dog before, proceed cautiously during the first introduction.
Training & Behavior
Below are several documents to help in our successful transition of our newly adopted pet into your family's home. Please use these only as guidance. You may need to seek professional training and advice if you are not able to resolve training issues that you may be having. We are here for you and will help you along the path to a happy home. Please contact us for referrals or advice on any problems you have be having.
Dealing with Food/Resource Guarding
Resource guarding in dogs can range from relatively benign behavior, like running away with a coveted item or growling at an approaching person, to full-blown aggression, such as biting or chasing a person away.
When, why, and how to groom a dog can be confusing for new pet owners, yet dog grooming is an essential part of general pet care. You can easily learn to do it and with a little practice, do it well.
How to Groom a Dog: All-in-One Guide for Beginners
An amazing guide from our friends over at Top Dog Tips on how to groom your pet at home.
Let's Talk Clean Teeth
Have you ever stopped to think about the oral health of your canine companion?
Food and Diet
All pets have unique nutritional needs, including a balanced diet and lots of fresh, clean water. Some tips on your pet's diet, plus some of our own tasty recipes.
From short trips in the car, to extended holiday across the country, tips and advice to make traveling with your furry companion a breeze.
Whether its across town or across the country, moving can be stressful, and not just for humans–its stressful on your pets too. So, we have collected some tips on making the transition easier for everyone (including great places to find pet friendly housing).
Places to help find pet friendly housing:
These articles, training materials, and links to information we have found to be helpful for new pet owners and some long term pet owners. Our hope is to provide help for a successful transition for you and your new pet as well as provide tips for other common issues that may arise for your pet. We, at One Love Animal Rescue, have researched and compiled this data from many resources. We provide the author and/or the site so that you may refer to the original document or for further information on the subject. We have used many of these tips and training materials with our own pets as well as foster pets. However, we are not certified dog trainers or behavior consultants and occasions may arise that warrant seeking professional training and advice. We are here for you and your pet so please contact us with any questions, concerns, or for referrals to a veterinarian, trainer or dog behavior consultant. Knowledge is the key to helping your pet, hopefully you will find the resources below helpful with your common questions or concerns.