Questions tagged [adoption]

The act of permanently assuming responsibility for a pet from the original owner(s).

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Where is the best place to search for recommendations on reputable dog breeders?

We are not interested in adopting. Places we have tried: Petfinder (little success), Yelp (little success), Nextdoor (little success). Respectful, helpful, reputable breeder-focused recommendations ...
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How to stop adopted stray/feral cat from scratching trees?

Im in New Zealand. The cat (probably female), has been with us for 5 years, but my parents are sick of her killing our trees with her claws. We think she was abandoned by her previous owners and lived ...
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Is it a responsible action to adopt a starving kitten when I live in a very small place?

Recently, I expressed to a friend my reservations in adopting one of the starving kittens badly needing someone to take care of them, due to my worries that it will ultimatly be miserable living in my ...
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Should we try to adopt wild kittens?

Background About 3-4 months ago, a wild cat gave birth to four kittens, likely somewhere near to our house. We first noticed them meowing and then managed to spy them playing in the overgrown bamboo ...
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How do I know if the dogs are playing too rough

I have American Staffy female rescue from the pound 5 months a go friendly with other dogs love the play yesterday got rescue Staffy shorter breed both same age he's a male he's very friendly as well ...
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Stray cat and indoor cat [duplicate]

Six months ago I moved to North Carolina. In august I noticed a beautiful stray with two colored eyes. At first I’d have to throw chicken into the woods for him because he would not come close. Over ...
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I rehomed my dog’s puppy and I’ve been emotional

After I release two of my dog’s puppy I became too emotional that I really feel depressed. I always thought that they might feel alone and look for their mother and siblings and also our family became ...
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My adopted dog of 3 weeks moves my shoes around

A few weeks ago we adopted a beautiful 2-3 year old puppy: an equal mix-breed of collie and Shepherd, named Wishbone. The shelter said they got him from another shelter out of state. All they knew was ...
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Foster Agency Not Taking Back Dog

I have kept a ~50 lb Husky/GSD named George for several months now. He was originally kept by an animal hoarder with 50 other dogs. Although he was initially very timid, he became moderately reactive ...
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Seeking advice on managing and adopting a stray cat

I live with 2 cats in a quiet residential area in Tokyo. For the past few months, a stray cat keeps coming to our house and I've been feeding him everyday. He spends most of a day in our backyard ...
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Newly adopted dog shows aggression

I just adopted a terrier mix about a week ago. When I brought him home he was calm probably due to him being neutered the day before. A couple days passed and he was calm and allowed me to touch him ...
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HELP my very newly adopted cat hasn’t eaten, drinkin and pooped in the first 12 hours [duplicate]

My new adopted cat Luna hasn’t done any of the three things listed above she’s hiding under my bed and growls and hisses whenever she sees me or my feet if she doesn’t eat within 24 hours should I be ...
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Should I adopt a stray kitten even if it's too much responsibility?

I have been feeding a group of stray cats for a while, particularly an orphan kitten because she is very skinny. I don't have the heart to part with her. She does not come forward to eat along with ...
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Integrating a Kitten - Miaoing back

We've recently gotten a (10 week old) kitten and we're trying to integrate her into the household. There is already an adult cat in the house, but we haven't arrived at the point of introducing them ...
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How to take care of community dog?

Scenario I live in a college campus, where stray animals are not hurt as compared to outside so even peacocks can be friendly. So there's no question of the dog biting me (I also pet only interested ...
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Is black cat hard to get adopted?

I watched YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK9s67TsICs At 5:59 He said black cat is hard to get adopted. Is black cat ugly or something? Actually, where I live, some people do not like ...
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Accommodations for a dog that is missing teeth

I'm looking at adopting a dog. A shelter had removed most or all of the teeth from the dog's lower jaw (there may be a couple of teeth left). Some teeth may be missing from the upper jaw as well. ...
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Is it ok to adopt a kitten if you have a murderous cat?

So my sister wants to adopt a little kitten that is roughly 3 weeks old. My fear is, our cat is somewhat of a murderer. He just kills for fun and not eating. You may see him hunt a rat, slash the ...
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Recently adopted 4 month old pomeranian puppy, I am concerned about his behavior

He is a 4 month unneutered male pomernanian. He seems to have a lot of energy and wants to socialize and play all the time. He isn't trained the way he should've been. I have had him for a week now. ...
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Adopted a brother and sister cat. The sister won't stop squeaking and meowing at night

Little bit of background. I just adopted a pair of 11-month old cats, brother and sister. Up until they moved in with me, they were living in a foster home along with their mother. Upon arriving at ...
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Homes needed in June [closed]

My "abandoned kitty" of poss under 12 months ,moved in and now has 3 adorable kittens. So what do I do. Mum trusts me and now I adore her. Help. Need to home the 3 in Orihuela Costa Spain. They will ...
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How to take proper care of a Javanese Jungle Scorpion?

My local pet store has recently brought an adult Javanese Jungle Scorpion. It is very beautiful and I am planning to buy it. Please advice me on how to set up proper environment and properly take care ...
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How to convince people not to buy, but adopt

I live in India where there are significant numbers of local dogs in need of adoption into loving homes. However many of the people looking to get a dog are instead more focused on purchasing ...
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Protective Dog or Aggressive Dog

We rehomed an abandoned bitch (Labrador/Staff X) around 6 months ago. She has always been very protective of my fiancee (female) and children (2/4). This has gotten to the point that if I play even ...
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How do I make an untamed kitten friendly with humans?

An untamed cat along with 2 kittens started coming to our house often. After a month or so the cat and a kitten left but another kitten started staying in our place. I used to offer milk and some ...
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How do I adopt a family of kittens when their feral mother is aggressive?

Some pet cat, who lives outside independently, gave birth at my stairs. I tried to get close but the mother cat got very aggressive. So I want to know or learn how to get close to these kind of cats ...
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How do I get ready for my first dog?

A good friend of mine is getting very sick (kidney disease. :( ) and is having to give up his dogs, including a 1 year old Cheweenie mix named Titan that I'm adopting, initially out of guilt but he's ...
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First time owning a cat

This is the first time I have a cat in my life. She is almost 10 months. She came home yesterday and she was wandering around the house, which has a litter box, food, and water. This morning, I ...
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My kitten licks me constantly, should I be worried?

I got a 12 week old kitten about two weeks ago, he seems like he's settled in nicely. (He's always sitting around me, when I'm home), but he's constantly licking me every time he's near me, like every-...
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Is it OK to adopt unknown breeds?

I thank you all in advance for your answers. I am a dog-lover and I'm going to adopt my first dog in a few weeks (I couldn't do so before because of lack of time and space) Now I'm wondering if is it ...
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My cat claws my face when snuggling and keeps waking me up

About 2 months ago I agreed to foster a feline leukemia positive cat because I love cats, own none (feline leukemia is highly contagious between cats so I was the perfect candidate for fostering since ...
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Rescue cats- letting them outdoors ? Together or alone

Leo and Tiggy have been living with us for just a month. Leo has trust problems - goodness knows what has gone on in his 3 yr old life before, but he is coming to accept love now. We hoped to let them ...
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New cat won't stop meowing

I have a new cat from the Humane Society that was once a street cat. It's about a year old and it won't stop meowing whenever it knows there's a human around. I've had it about a week and have kept it ...
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Pet insurance on death of owner

My uncle passed away a couple of days ago and I have been asked to adopt his beagle. The dog has likely a couple of health conditions due to neglect, my uncle was a depressed man for a lot of his life ...
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Help! Adopted stray cat peeing on my bed all of a sudden

My female spayed cat Togepi was a stray cat until earlier this year (round about March) when we decided to take her in. As a stray cat she spent most of her time outside and refused to use a litter ...
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Hard to find black kitten, has something changed?

I got 3 kittens 16 years ago. I used the "Want Advertiser" which was a paper classifieds magazine for the local area (Massachusetts). There were tons of ads for free kittens, so I picked one and ended ...
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New puppy devours food impossibly quick

I rescued a puppy from a local rescue organization recently. The puppy is about 5-8 months old and is a German sheppard doberman mix. I feed him roughly 3 cups of dog food a day broken into 3 meals (...
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How do we introduce a new dog into the home knowing we have long work hours for the first week?

My wife and I visited a local pet adoption center today and really took a shining to one of the dogs. We would love to bring her home, but I will be traveling for work next week and my wife has long ...
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Should I change litter weekly even if it is hardly used?

In line with the n + 1 rule I planned to buy a third litter box. I inspect/scoop both my current boxes 1-2 times a day, and I hardly see any use of second one. It seems that it is a bit of waste to ...
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My 3 months cat wants to explore living room but I'm afraid that I may let her out

I adopted yesterday a pair of 3 month kittens. I was told at shelter that I should confine them to one room for 7-14 days unless they start exploring. The most adventurous of sisters tried to ...
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Cultural and inter-cat problems with adopting two kittens

I know this is broad question but I am thinking about adopting a kitten soon. However I started thinking about two for their welfare. However my parents, who live on another side of the world, are a ...
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So I am looking into getting a young rabbit but i have 4 cats

So i want a young rabbit and i have 4 cats and one of them is 2 years old and is very hyper he loves to jump and play and attacks the other 3 cats. Should I get a 3 month old bunny with a cat like him?...
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Three kittens (2 weeks) want to train to front carrier (like Baby Bjorn but for cats)

I have been planning to adopt a kitten and train it to a front carrier backpack so I can take it when I travel (within the same state). I have just been asked to adopt three very young kittens (when ...
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My rescue kitten is afraid of people and hides in the basement

I have a new kitten (Slalom) I rescued from my work (warehouse). We have an earlier rescue cat (Sochi) from work also. The method we used to socialize Sochi was to keep her in our room for a day ...
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Are abandoned cats or dogs harder to train?

I heard some theories that if a cat or dog is abandoned, when it is adopted again, it is harder to train them because they may be unable to trust human anymore, is it real?
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Pet options for an immunosuppressed family member [closed]

My wife and I recently moved down to TX from WI. Back in WI, our pet needs were amply met by us visiting her parents who owned dogs, cats, horses, llamas, chickens, rabbits...you get the picture. ...
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Seeking Advice on Adopting a FIV+ Cat [duplicate]

I'm intending to adopt a cat. My specific circumstances are that i live in a flat, one floor up, right next to a busy road. A cat door is out of the question, and i would not be comfortable allowing a ...
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My cats don't like each other and not enjoying their life

We adopted two cats, a boy and a girl. Their age is something between 1 to 1.5 years, I'm not sure, the shelter is not sure as well. It's now near a week that they're here at the house. In the ...
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Newly adopted cat won't eat

I just adopted an adult cat three days ago from a shelter. They didn't know how old she was because she came in as a stray. If I had to guess she is 3-5 years old. When we offer her food she won't ...
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Do people prefer to adopt kittens and puppies, over adult cats or dogs?

Are kittens and puppies adopted over adult cats and dogs or is that just a rumor? If so what leads them to this choice? Is it just because they are cuter?