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Petfinder.com The Adopted Dog Bible: Your One-Stop Resource for Choosing, Training, and Caring for Your Sheltered or Rescued Dog
     

Petfinder.com The Adopted Dog Bible: Your One-Stop Resource for Choosing, Training, and Caring for Your Sheltered or Rescued Dog

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The old rules don't always apply to adopted dogs, whose training, past behaviors, and health histories may be a mystery. At last, here's the one-stop bible that acknowledges their special needs and covers every detail of daily life. In chapters reviewed by experts in veterinary medicine, nutrition, and training, pet parents will learn:


  • Where to

Overview

The old rules don't always apply to adopted dogs, whose training, past behaviors, and health histories may be a mystery. At last, here's the one-stop bible that acknowledges their special needs and covers every detail of daily life. In chapters reviewed by experts in veterinary medicine, nutrition, and training, pet parents will learn:


  • Where to find your perfect canine companion

  • All about breeds and mixed breeds and how you can adopt any type of dog

  • Smart guidelines for adoption success

  • Realistic expenses of dog care

  • What to expect when you bring your new pup home (and long after)

  • How to prevent runaways and protect your dog from all types of harm

  • Clicker, target stick, and other re-training methods

  • Humane ways to modify undesirable behaviors

  • How to introduce new diets and take the guesswork out of feeding

  • Holistic and conventional medical treatments

  • Daily hygiene and caring for your sick pup inside and out

  • The impact of travel and changes at home

  • What to do when it's time to say good-bye

Plus recipes, doggy workouts, heartwarming true stories of adopted dogs and their happy parents, information on saving dogs on a larger scale, and much, much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061984716
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
651,665
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Since 1996, Petfinder.com has facilitated more than twelve million pet adoptions. What began as one couple's New Year's resolution to "do something good" by uniting homeless pets with prospective adopters has become the largest searchable database of adoptable pets on the Web. More than one out of nine homes with pets in the U.S. contains an animal found on Petfinder.com. Kim Saunders is vice president of shelter outreach at Petfinder.com and is the proud adoptive parent of Kona, Mojo, and Mocha.

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Petfinder.com: The Adopted Dog Bible: Your One-Stop Resource for Choosing, Training, and Caring for Your Sheltered or Rescued Dog 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really great and I will try to explain why, although I realize that my English (my second language) is far from perfect. Nevertheless I hope to convince you to buy this book and enjoy it as much as I still do! Of course, there are lots of books about buying and raising (a breed) puppy. Even when you want to do so, please read this book first. It makes it clear that adoption is an option too! We all know that there are so many dogs in shelters, waiting for a new loving family! When you already have decided to adopt a dog, this book really is the one that takes you to all the essential steps before making a decision, your final choose and the way how to give you new dog its special place in your home and family. The book makes it clear, that adopting a dog from a shelter means you rescue a dog, but it won't always be easy. Each shelter dog has its own, sometimes sad, history of abandoning and abuse. The book is honest and clear on this point and its contents deals with all the things you should know. For example it explains how shelters work and what they do, it discribes the way how to find the most perfect dog for you and what you should do first before making a final choice. Futhermore, it discusses how to modifying undesirable behavoirs, health issues, and -especially important in this time- the financial aspects of having a dog and much more. The book is illustrated with photos and it has a lot of practical, easy to use, tips. The information is very complete and written voor new dogowners as well as for the experienced dogowners. It makes it clear that adopting a dog is a huge, costly, time-consuming responsibility. But with the advices this book gives it will be worth everyting!
DjJeSteR More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for any pet lover, new adopted pet owner. Explains all the ins and outs of owning a dog. GREAT BOOK!!!!
jjbertramiv More than 1 year ago
This would make an excellent gift, or pick up two copies and keep one for yourself ;o) I'm going to recommend this book to everyone I know. Thank You to the wonderful folks @ PetFinder for releasing this as it really is your One-Stop Resource for Choosing, Training, and Caring for Your Sheltered or Rescued Dog!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have done Petfinder That I think is where I got my dog, Ziggy Great recource to find the pet that is just right for you! Ziggy is just the dog we wamred exept for 3 faults- go to Petfinder and fill out the top info- you will be amazed that it is so much like Craigslist only for animals from Hamsters to Horses!
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