All throughout June, we’ve been celebrating new pets, and pet parents, on our blog. Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or have just been considering it while obsessively refreshing BarkBuddy), we have tons of inspiration and advice for you! Here are our favorite posts all about new pets, from advice on finding the right pup for you to getting through the adoption process to welcoming your new furry BFF home.
- 17 Signs You Definitely Need a Dog: If you relate to any or all of these bullet points, we see a pup in your future.
- Incredible Before-and-After Photos of Newly Adopted Pups: See for yourself how love changes everything, even for our furry friends.
- 24 Just-Rescued Dogs Who Are SO Excited to Go Home: Their smiles say it all!
- #FirstDayHome Photo Contest Entries & Winners: When we asked the DogVacay community to share photos of their dogs’ first day home, here’s what we got.
- 11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Dog: Owning a pup is a beautiful, rewarding experience, but it’s also full of challenges. Find out if you’re really ready here.
- QUIZ: What Type of Dog Is Right for You?: Lap dog…or Labrador? Our interactive quiz will help you find your perfect canine match.
All About Adopting
- Adopting a Dog? What to Expect Throughout the Process: From gathering references to prepping for the meet-and-greet to costs and contracts, here’s everything you need to know.
- What You Need to Know About Adopting a Dog of Any Age, from Puppy to Senior: A few important things to keep in mind when you bring home a new pooch, depending on his age.
Welcoming a New Pup Home
- Dog-Proofing 101: How to Ready Your Home for a New Pup: An illustrated quick-guide to basic dog safety measures.
- New Dog Checklist! 11 Important Things to Buy: Our easy-to-pin, shareable checklist outlines everything you need to stock up on before Fido arrives.
- The Cutest DIY Bunting Flag: The perfect project to add some color and a personal touch to your pet’s little corner of your home.
Advice & Wise Words
- Advice for New Pet Parents from Longtime Dog Owners: Longtime dog owners in the DogVacay community share their best piece of advice for new owners.
- 10 Tips to Help Your Become the Best Cat Owner: We can’t neglect our feline friends!
- How to Get Your Dog Started on Instagram & Use It to Do Good!: When thousands of people comment on and like your pup’s photos, you have the power to change lives. Here’s how to get started.
- 10 Websites Every New Dog Owner Should Bookmark: Our fave resources around the web for new pet parents.
Teaching ’Em Tricks
To wrap up new pets month, we kicked off a new video series called Dog Tricks Made Easy! Check out the first installment here, and your new pup will be wowing crowds in no time. Stay tuned for more tricks tutorials!
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Written by Jill