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Looking to adopt a dog during the coronavirus pandemic? As long as you’ll still be able to care for your furry friend when you return to work, this could be a great idea! If you’re still staying close to home, you have plenty of time to help your new pet adjust, establish a strong bond together, and get started on training.

Adopting a pet (especially a labrador retriever!) is also a great way to support your local animal shelters during this difficult time. If you’re ready to welcome a furry family member into your home, check out the following tips to ensure a smooth adoption.

Choosing a Dog

How to Choose the Right Dog for You

Top 10 Reasons To Adopt An Older Dog

10 Reasons Labrador Retrievers Make Great Family Pets

Preparing Your Home

10 Point Checklist for Puppy Proofing Your Home

8 Things You Absolutely Need to Have Before You Get a Dog

Find Coupons for PetSmart at Rakuten to Save Money on Pet Gear

Dog Room – How to Create a Safe Space for Dogs

Pet Care and Cleanup

How Often Should I Walk My Dog?

5 Steps to Finding the Perfect Vet

9 Tips to Keep Your House Super Clean With Pets

How to Train Your New Friend

Partner With New York Dog Nanny for Holistic Training Sessions for Your Pup

Teach Your Puppy These 5 Basic Commands

6 Important Tips for Training a Rescue Dog

Tips on How to Bond With Your Rescue Dog

Ultimate Guide to DIY dog training


Adopting a dog is incredibly rewarding. Whether you decide to get a puppy or an older dog from a local shelter, you won’t regret your decision to welcome a new member into your family. Take the time to evaluate your lifestyle and make the proper preparations to get your home ready. With the right research and planning, your adoption is bound to be a success!

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