Positive Pet Parenting Saves Lives 501c3 protecting pets from neglect, abuse and surrender
by  providing pet parent education E-Courses
with pet adoption and rescue.

The Importance of Proper Pet Selection

First, keep in mind, that you will share your life with with a new pet for the next decade or two. 

Second, what you do in the first weeks of pet parenthood makes a difference in your future happiness, so plan ahead.

Third, it's hard to resist "love at first sight." 

Once you take the new pet home, it's for better or for worse!  Why not do your homework first so you can choose.... for better?  Some believe that adding a pet and buying at home are often decisions made emotionally even though the outcome lasts for decades.


Canine Links
Learn about Breeders
AKC Guide to Dog Breeds

Selecting a Pup
Selecting a New Dog - 1 page summary
Selecting a New Dog - Expanded
How to Select a Dog While Visiting a Shelter
BEFORE You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar
AFTER You Get Your Puppy
by Ian Dunbar

Feline Links
Selecting a New Cat
How to Select a Cat at a Shelter


All Pets

Pet Adoption Site
Pet Importing Regulations

Breeder Classified
Breed Selection Quiz

The American Veterinary Medical Association information
General Information
Cat Selection
Dog Selection



Unwanted pet behavior is a leading cause of pet neglect, abuse, surrender, and euthanasia!  Education is the gift that lasts. 


Pet Lover Donations and Sponsors put Positive Pet Parenting education into pet parent homes with  pet adoptions from Shelters and Pet Rescue.   Positive Pet Parenting Saves Lives 501c3 is a  non-profit charitable organization.


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