Becoming a pet owner

101 funny names for dogs

"What's in a dog name?" Well, maybe that isn't the exact quote ... but it is a question that most aspiring dog owners ask themselves while they're looking to add a new member to their pack. And, unlike the process of naming a human, you have way more... more

8 kid-friendly dog breeds: How to find the furry companion that’s right for your family

Welcoming a furry friend into your home is research-proven to benefit your children’s well-being. Pet ownership may be beneficial to child and adolescent emotional, cognitive, behavioral, educational and social development, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Of all the animals... more

10 signs your family is ready for a pet

Pets can be an important part of family life, but knowing the right time to bring an animal into your home is tricky. To learn more about how parents can tell if their kids are ready for a pet, we talked to Gina DiNardo, a spokesperson at the American Kennel Club... more

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Expensive dog breeds: What to know about them and their price tags

You have your sights set on a pricey pup, the likes of which could command the attention of crowds at Westminster — or at the very least a solid Instagram fan base. But how much will a pretty purebred set you back? That price will be at the discretion of... more

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Best family guard dogs: 7 top breeds

A pet can add a sense of security to any home. The simple idea of having another living, breathing thing in your house has a way of doing that. Some families want to go one step further and bring home a dog that can truly offer protection from unwanted people... more

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10 of the strongest dog breeds in the world

You’re searching for a gentle giant — a pet that can keep up with your busy, on-the-go lifestyle but that can also be a ginormous cuddle companion on the couch at a moment’s notice. There are many strong breeds of dogs to choose from, each unique in its own way... more

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5 ways to adopt a dog on the cheap

You really want a dog, but you really don’t want your bank account to take a huge hit. There are ways to adopt a canine on a budget, you just need to know where to find the deals. Before you go sniffing around for savings, it’s important to note that... more

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10 medium-sized dog breeds that are great for families

Nothing too big, nothing too small — so, you’ve decided that a medium-sized pooch may be the perfect fit for your family. How big are we talking? Medium-sized usually falls somewhere between 30 to 60 pounds. There are many breeds — not to mention mixed breeds — that could bring... more