Adopting a Pet For Dummies
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Adopting a Pet For Dummies

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This work helps you to develop a loving relationship with your adopted pet. It is your fun and easy guide to the challenges and rewards of adopting a pet. Thinking about adopting or rescuing an animal? This friendly guide gives you a no-nonsense introduction to the process and helps you select the right companion for you and your family. You'll see how to handle everything from feeding, health care, and housetraining to obedience, behavior issues, and special needs for older and abused animals. This work helps you discover how to: work with shelters and rescue groups; navigate the procedures and paperwork; find a supportive veterinarian; adopt a dog, cat, bird, critter, or exotic pet; and, help your pet adjust to its new home.show more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 453.6g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764598791
  • 9780764598791
  • 2,208,278

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Develop a loving relationship with your adopted petYour fun and easy guide to the challenges and rewards of adopting a petThinking about adopting or rescuing an animal? This friendly guide gives you a no-nonsense introduction to the process and helps you select the right companion for you and your family. You'll see how to handle everything from feeding, health care, and housetraining to obedience, behavior issues, and special needs for older and abused animals. Discover how toWork with shelters and rescue groupsNavigate the procedures and paperworkFind a supportive veterinarianAdopt a dog, cat, bird, critter, or exotic petHelp your pet adjust to its new homeshow more

About Eve Adamson

Eve Adamson is an award-winning pet writer and the author, coauthor, or contributor to more than 40 books including Labrador Retrievers For Dummies and Dachshunds For Dummies. She is a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine and writes frequently for many pet publications; among them are Your Dog, Dogs USA, Puppies USA, Cat Fancy, Cats USA, Kittens USA, Veterinary Practice News, and Popular Pets, including the issues on Guinea Pigs, Rats, and many issues on dog training and behavior. She writes the "Good Grooming" column for AKC Family Dog magazine and a breed profile column and a natural dog care column for Pet Product News, and she is a member of the Dog Writer's Association of America and the Cat Writer's Association of America. Eve is an active supporter of the Iowa City/Coralville Animal Adoption Center, where she adopted her terrier, Sally, in 1999. She lives with her family in Iowa City, which includes partner Ben Minkler, sons Angus and Emmett, terriers Sally and Jack, a parakeet named Snugglebunny, a dwarf hamster named Mr. Hampy, and three little fish ceremoniously dubbed Little Fishies 1, 2, and 3. You can find out more about Eve and her most recent publications at her Web site, www.eveadamson.com.show more

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: All About Pet Adoption.Chapter 1: Exploring the Pet Adoption Option.Chapter 2: Seeking Shelter: Finding and Using Animal Shelters.Chapter 3: Rescue Me! All About Pet Rescue Groups.Part II: Welcoming a Dog into Your Life.Chapter 4: Choosing Your Dog.Chapter 5: Helping Your Adopted Dog Make the Homecoming Transition.Chapter 6: Caring for Your Adopted Dog.Chapter 7: Doggy Boot Camp: Basic Training and Behavior Management.Part III: Here Kitty Kitty: Rescuing a Cat.Chapter 8: Finding the Purrrfect Feline for You.Chapter 9: Welcoming Home Your Adopted Cat.Chapter 10: Kitty Care.Chapter 11: You Really Can Train a Cat.Part IV: Befriending a Little Critter.Chapter 12: Choosing Your Critter.Chapter 13: Getting Ready for Your Critter.Chapter 14: Taking Charge of Your Critter's Care.Chapter 15: Critter Behavior and Training.Part V: Bringing Home a Feathered Friend.Chapter 16: From Macaws to Budgies: Choosing Your Feathered Friend.Chapter 17: Creating a Bird-Friendly Home.Chapter 18: Caring for Your Adopted Bird.Chapter 19: Training Your Bird.Part VI: Giving an Exotic a Second Chance.Chapter 20: Choosing a Creepy Crawler.Chapter 21: Preparing for Your Exotic Pet.Chapter 22: Exotic Care and Feeding.Chapter 23: Snake Charming and Herp Handling: How to Train Your Exotic Pet.Part VII: The Part of Tens.Chapter 24: Ten Great Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Adopted Pet.Chapter 25: Ten Favors You Can Do for Your Adopted Pet.Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Support Your Local Shelter or Rescue Group.Index.show more

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