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New pet parent responsibilities

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As a Pet Parent, you are responsible for your pet's health and well being. Before adopting a new pet, take into consideration some of the responsibilities of a Pet Parent:

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Adoption Process FAQs

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Here are some common questions new Pet Parents may ask about adopting or PetSmart Adoption Programs. If you don’t find an answer to your question below please call your local store for specific adoption process information.

Frequently asked questions about the adoption process

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Fast Facts On Dog and Cat Adoption: Why Adopt?

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  • Did you know that an estimated 4 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year primarily due to pet overpopulation? Did you know that 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? The other 70-75% are of course, lovable, wonderful, mixed-breed pets just waiting for a chance to be your new friend.
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Picking the Perfect Pet for You

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Thinking about adopting a pet? Congratulations - not only will you be making a great new addition to your family, but you will be giving a homeless pet a forever home. Before you visit the shelters, here are a few things to consider when choosing a pet:

Are you a morning person -- or willing to become one?

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New Pet Know How: Dog Crate Training

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In addition to proper health and hygiene, the social development of your dog is critical to its well-being as a productive member of your family. Like schooling for children, pet training provides dogs with discipline, boundaries and knowledge of what is expected of him/her. PetSmart's Accredited Pet Trainers can help you and your dog - using positive reinforcement and & Read more �

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Pet security: what should I do if my pet becomes lost?

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Whether it is lost or stolen, losing a pet is an agonizing experience.

Even the most responsible pet owners can face unexpected circumstances that cause their animals to accidentally stray. This is especially true during summer when windows and doors tend to be open.

The following are solutions if you've lost your pet and common types of identification that can mean the difference & Read more �

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Prep Your Home for Your New Cat

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Introducing your new cat to other family members requires some planning, especially if the family includes children or other pets. And if they don't already know, all household members should be shown how to safely handle a cat.

Introducing family members

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Are You Ready to Adopt?

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Adopting a new pet is about so much more than whether you’re a dog or cat person. Do you want an adult dog or cat, or would you prefer a puppy or kitten? The commitment is quite different.

Along with lots of fun and excitement, your new family addition brings change. Read below for a few things to consider before entering & Read more �

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New pet know how: your new dog's health

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Spay & nueter - a one-time surgery; a lifetime benefit
The right thing to do for your dog is to spay her (if female) or neuter him (if male). Because they're no longer distracted by the mating cycle, dogs of both sexes tend to make better pets when they are spayed or neutered; this enables them to develop a closer bond & Read more �

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Find the right travel carrier

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Carriers are designed to keep your pet safe and secure when traveling - be it an excursion across the country or just down the street. Your choice of carriers can be classified into two categories: hard carriers and soft pet carriers.

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