Adopting a Family Pet – Navigating the Modern Day Animal Welfare World

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Where does your adoptee come from?, January 16, 2012
    By 
    Clementine552 (CHICAGO, IL, US) –

    This review is from: Adopting a Family Pet – Navigating the Modern Day Animal Welfare World (Kindle Edition)

    Those of us who love dogs want to adopt, but we often don’t know the whole story behind the place we find our new best friends. Hughes provides a realistic, detailed account of the differences between various types of shelters, humane societies, and rescues, and tells her readers what to ask of each. Crucial information for anyone looking to understand a dog’s history before he enters a family.

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  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Adopting a Family Pet…., January 22, 2012
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    Dfoote

    This review is from: Adopting a Family Pet – Navigating the Modern Day Animal Welfare World (Kindle Edition)

    I would highly recommend this book for anyone seriously considering adopting a pet. Please read it BEFORE bringing your new family member home! It contains so much useful information that can be used for individuals or families who want to add a pet to their home. The author delineates between different types of breeders, shelters, and no- kill facilities so that a potential “adopter” can make an informed decision about WHERE you want to go to find the best animal to fit your family. I have had pets in my home for years, and I learned things that I didn’t know after reading this book. There are so many options out there for people, including the internet, and the more informed you are, the better the fit for the animal and YOU!

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Resource, January 27, 2012
    This review is from: Adopting a Family Pet – Navigating the Modern Day Animal Welfare World (Kindle Edition)

    Ms. Hughes’ e-book Adopting A Family Pet is a strong tool for potential adopters. Having heavily worked with shelters and rescues of varying quality over the past seven years as a veterinarian, it is refreshing to see Ms. Hughes offer detailed information that can empower potential adopters with knowledge. This e-book can help adopters rein in the emotional aspect of adoption enough to ask pointed, in-depth questions about the dog or cat they are considering adopting. The recommendation for owners to involve an outside professional to evaluate an adoption candidate can help both to avoid poor adoptions and also to facilitate a good adoption including preparing adopters for a family pet that may need some behavioral assistance that is within their ability to meet.

    Ms. Hughes’ e-book also sets a standard for shelters and rescues and encourages them to collect more information and expand their existing programs to facilitate adoptions that are more likely to be successful for everyone involved. As potential adopters ask more questions and frequent better quality shelters and rescues, others will hopefully become motivate to improve.

    Adopting a Family Pet is easy to read and understand. It fills a niche for facilitating adopters making positive decisions for their family and current and future pets.

    Danielle N. Rastetter, DVM

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