Adding a furry friend to your family is exciting and rewarding. Here's how to go about adopting your new pet.
What Pet is Best for You
Consider the space, time, care needs and costs to determine if a dog, cat, or other pet fits your lifestyle.
Search local shelters, rescue groups and pet finder sites for adoptable pets in your area.
Interact with pets to find one with the right personality and temperament for you.
Puppy-proof or kitten-proof your home and gather supplies like food bowls, beds and toys.
Bring your pet home, help them adjust, and schedule a vet visit to get off to a great start.