Dog Adoption

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Whoever first said that dogs are man's best friend knew what they were talking about. A dog quickly becomes a part of the family and is a wonderful companion. But humans don't always return the favor. Dogs are sometimes abused, neglected and abandoned, and without intervention, will lead miserable lives and face premature deaths. Adopting a dog is the answer. If you have room in your home and in your heart, why not adopt a dog from a dog adoption agency or a dog shelter?

Services Provided by Dog Adoption Agencies

Dog adoption agencies are professionally run organizations that screen dogs and those who wish to adopt them. Staff will try to ensure that the dog will be a good fit for the potential owner. Dogs that are adopted through centers are medically examined, dewormed, well cared for, neutered and ready to love. Adoptions usually require a fee and an application process along with an agreement concerning the dog's new living conditions, feeding and required care.

Adoption agencies do their best to ensure that your dog is a good one. At times, the agency may acquire a dog that has become physically and emotionally scarred in a past abusive situation. Dogs that have endured this type of environment can recover, but might later show distaste for certain people who resemble a former abuser. They may also develop unreasonable fear or a host of physical ailments associated with neglect or violence. Talk to the center's workers or veterinarian to find out where the dog came from and what to expect after the adoption.

Dog adoption agencies will make sure you're taking the dog into a good home. You will be asked to present identification and sign legal documents that reflect the care the agency expects you to give your new pet.

Find a Local Dog Adoption Center

Dog adoption agencies come in all shapes and sizes, depending on funding sources and community support. To find an adoption center, check the dog classifieds or with a local veterinarian.

If you can't afford the fee, inquire about an agency that provides free dog adoption services. There are some great pets that have come through dog adoption agencies, but you'll have to do your homework to make sure your dog is a good match for you and your family.

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Posted by Abby on February 16,2011 at 09:04 PM
hello me and my family are looking for a free black and tan male chihuahua puppy please help.
Posted by mark hitchcock on November 07,2010 at 07:24 AM
i am 50 yrs yrs old and still young and my roomate is a 67 year old very young woman we need a good dog 30 to 50 pounds that needs a loving and caring very large home with a big fenced yard, we will give him or the best attention possible , we are bothe retired so we plenty of time to give him or her lots of attention, anyone have a dog they need to place in a good home for free, we live on fixed income but can afford to feed and take the dog to yhe vet when needed so please calll us if your in the phoenix area and have a free dog to give to a couple of nice people thankyou Mark 602-4131918
Posted by ntseh on June 18,2011 at 10:58 AM
hi mark my name is Morgan Johnson and i just want to inform you that i have i saw your add.i have a dog willing to give out for free adoption.if you are interested please contact me at thanks Morgan.
Posted by lindatowles on November 28,2010 at 04:16 PM
We have a 5 year old yellow lab that requires a loving home and a large fenced yard. We had to downsize to a smaller home and now have a VERY small yard. Lin
Posted by Fred on September 14,2010 at 02:16 PM
OMG: These comments are the dumbest i've seen on the web.....
Posted by Nancy Sargent on July 01,2010 at 05:03 PM
My husband and I are looking for a black lab or lab mix to replace our beloved Buddy who died in March of canine cancer, He was a blacklab/German shepherd mix,very affectionate,protective,and gentle with our grandchildren. I am 59 years old and suffered a stroke in 2001 which left me with a paralyzed left arm and hand. I get around with a cane. We have lots of love to give to a dog who needs us. Unfortunately, we are not able to take a puppy at this time, We live in Lisle,Illinois, thirty miles west of Chicago. Please contac me if you can help us find a dog. Thank you!
Posted by Bobbi Miller on November 18,2010 at 07:38 PM
We rescued a two-year -old chocolate lab, neutered male "Jack." Jack is very affectionate, talks to us when he needs to go outside to do his duty; he thinks the bed is all his, but he is a wonderful, layed back guy. He is just too loving for words. We live in Wyoming (Laramie). 307-742-9129.
Posted by kieran on May 31,2010 at 06:19 PM
hope i could get a 1 year old german sheperd thats trained for under $600
Posted by ntseh on June 18,2011 at 11:09 AM
KIERAN i have a one year old German Shepard which is not for sale but i am giving it out for free adoption.but you will have to pay the transportation fee which is just $400. you can contact me on
Posted by kieran on May 31,2010 at 09:56 PM
or maybe even a siberian husky =)
Posted by Wendy on April 13,2010 at 02:22 AM
I need a good home for a 1 yr old M Siberian Husky. Im in Oklahoma City,Ok area. Hes great with kids and other dogs. Needs a 6 ft yard. He loves to run and play. I cant keep him cause i have a 6 yr old Alaskan Husky and dont want no puppies. If someone can give him a great home please e-mail me @
Posted by kieran on May 31,2010 at 06:21 PM
how much will it cost $$
Posted by anna on March 31,2010 at 07:18 PM
i hope i could get a beagle for -5000.00
Posted by chriscarroll on March 28,2010 at 12:36 AM
i sure do wish for a beagle for 100.00
Posted by Katie T. on March 12,2013 at 03:49 PM
I'd advise that you'd be careful. Puppy mills are often the cheapest, but they mistreat the dogs, and do it not for the well-being of the animal, but for the money. Look at many good sources first. It's not worth having a cheap dog when they are horribly mistreated and sick.
Posted by chris carroll on March 28,2010 at 12:34 AM
i was wanting a free beagle are 35 dolars or least
Posted by ashley on February 18,2010 at 01:37 PM
i love pets and i will take care of them!
Posted by Lisa Wild on September 18,2010 at 09:20 AM
I need someone to Foster a Jack Russell terrier and find a good home for her in the Vero Beach, FL area. If you know anyone who can help, please contact me.
Posted by gena on January 28,2010 at 03:18 PM
My kids are 11 and 1 year old,we would like to adopt a dog ,but I am not sure what kind is good for my children.Is it better to be older dog ore a puppe? Any suggestion?
Posted by idontwannaputmyname. on July 03,2010 at 07:22 PM
i would get a puppy but not a really hyper active one cause it could hurt the baby...i have had 10 dog and they were all 2 different types of dog in one and they were a;pt more calm s go with a two type dog
Posted by brenda on April 24,2010 at 05:52 PM
I would suggest that you get a puppy , if it is for children. You just don't ever know how a grown dog has been raised, and it could have been abused, which in turn, could cause the dog not to be trustful of humans. A puppy that is raised with love will always be gentle with the children, and grow to love and be protective of them. Just a suggestion.
Posted by anna on March 31,2010 at 07:18 PM
a puppy
Posted by boogoose on March 15,2010 at 01:52 PM
it depends on many things if i were you i would get a girl dog there lots more easey to potty train if you want to name it than i would get a puppy becouse you shouldnt rename the dog it confuses it if you want the dog to be a little more obediant then you should get an older dog but the puppy can learn to but youll have to teach the dog obediance its not that hard if theres also a down side to having an older dog the puppy would moast likely live longer but that also depends on the dog i think i hope you can decide on a puppy or an older dog.:)
Posted by Glenna on January 17,2010 at 09:29 PM
I am looking for my dream dog a neapoltion mastiff.I have a English mastiff and a cone corso.But i would love to have a neo or a bordeau puppy to traing as an asistant dog.Any help would be appreciated
Posted by shelia on November 15,2009 at 07:40 PM
I would love get get a male corgi who needs someone to rescue it. If you know of one plese let me know by email I am a grandmama who is retired with MS and would love a little dog to keep me company
Posted by Nastaja on November 09,2009 at 11:12 AM
Hello My name Is Nastaja, my 5 year old daughter really wants a Tiny Yorkie or Morkie. This would be the ultimite birthday/christmas present for her. The problem is i am a single mother working full time and attending school full time. I go to MATC in Madison,WI. I wish i could afford to get this gift for her but i can't. If any one could help me i would be forever greatfull. Sincerely Nastaja
Posted by Linda Bell on October 04,2009 at 07:52 PM
Need homes for two pets. Terrier like Benji with white fluffy hair and brown ears 1 1/2 years old approximately 30 lbs. up to date on all shots, asking $100. Party Pomeranian black and white 4 years old, weighs about 20 pounds, asking $200. Both are loving caring and fun dogs that have been spoiled like so many. We would never get rid of our pets, but we have four and two are little which we can manage while we go to Atlanta often for chemo treatments. Please help.
Posted by Gloria Sanchez on January 04,2010 at 04:49 PM
Is the black and white pomeranian a female? Is so, is she spayed?
Posted by petlover on August 21,2009 at 09:47 PM
me and my family are getting a puppy if its a girl well name it angel if its a boy it will be well name it lucky JollyRancher Buiscut isnt that cool
Posted by Merle Eychaner on August 06,2009 at 05:34 PM
I have been trying to find dogs like the two we had. They were german shepard,rocwilier, and Chow mix. They were the best of all the breds. If you know where any are please let me know.
Posted by on August 03,2009 at 07:30 PM
I have been trying and trying to find a good home for my 4 yrs old Terrier/Beagle mix. She is very lovable, loves to do tricks, has a big and fun personality but has been spoiled as an only child all of her 4 years so needs new owner who will doesnt have any other animals if possible. I don't know what else to do because w/in a couple weeks i will be moving far far away and it just is not possible to take her with me. If you have any friend already put her on facebook, pet finders, we've checked w/people at work, in our social circles, and they in turn have passed it on but of to no avail... I am very heartbroken b/c i really would love to know she will be taken in by a loving person (s) before i leave. I do not want to leave her some place where they will "gas" her...she is really a good dog. Please email me at if you know someone who thinks they may be interested...they can come meet her and i know they will fall in love with her. She is house broken and loves going on walks...her name is Lani which means Heavenly in Hawaiian. Please help me if you can, she is in Henrico (Richmond) Virginia.... Thank you for any suggestions or help you can offer us! Kathleen and Lani
Posted by giselle on July 14,2010 at 09:06 PM
hi im giselle i would love it im 10 my bro is 5 and sis is 1 she would be great here we have an aut with one dog anothe rwith 2 and another with one my 2 bffs both have dogs to a golden retriever female puppy for free would be my dream cause my parents would not waste money on dogs so we agreed to get free ones if this one is not free tell me others who have the heart to give me at least a female if possible a female golden retriever puppy but really any dog that does good with children and that is kind and loving and also gentle it would do but i really want a female golden retriever female pup if possible thanks my # is 5513586154 i live at 77 st 113 1st floor north bergen new jersey thank you bye bye.
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