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How to Adopt a Dog

Adopting a dog is a big step. There are a lot of things to consider, from choosing the right one for your lifestyle to deciding where to adopt from. Let us help you find the perfect canine companion.  

Purina has tools and resources to not only help you choose the perfect dog breed, but to also help you find adoptable dogs near you. Plus, our experts have a wealth of tips and advice to keep your new four-legged friend as healthy and happy as possible.  

Choosing the Perfect Dog for You

To find the perfect dog for you, you’ll have to do some research. By exploring various breeds, their energy levels, grooming needs and more, you can ensure the dog you bring into your home fits seamlessly into your life. You can use our breed selector, which asks a series of questions about your lifestyle and preferences to suggest appropriate breeds. You can also explore different breeds on our site, sorting by athleticism, appearance and other factors to find the right dog for you.  

Where to Adopt Your Dog

Once you understand the type of dog you’re looking for, it’s time to start your search. There are plenty of options when it comes to adopting a dog, which we’ve outlined below.  

Start Your Search Today

If you’re anxious to start the search for your new four-legged friend, visit Petfinder.com or Adopt-a-Pet.com to explore adoptable dogs near you. Wherever you choose to get your dog, we hope we’ve helped you in your search to find a companion to enrich your life with a lot of love and adventure. Before you bring your new furry family member home, stock up on dog food and treats to keep him happy and healthy.