Pet Owner Resources

Dog Care & Adoption

From tiny teacup Chihuahuas to giant Great Danes, and every combination of breeds in between, there are thousands of dogs brought to the MSPCA each year hoping to be placed with forever families.  Read on to learn more about dog adoption, the special care man's (and woman's!) best friend requires, and promotions and events that may be taking place at your local MSPCA adoption center.

Cassius, a boxer dog, was adopted from the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in March, 2008.  He is pictured here with the newest member of his family.

Dogs are the second most popular pet in the United States (cats are the first).  And second only to exotics and perhaps horses, they are the most high-maintenance.  Click to read about the reasons dogs are surrendered to the MSPCA.

Our adoptable dogs have unique personalities and needs!  Click the link above to visit, where we post photos and stories about our many adoptable animals, from hamsters to horses.

Caring for a dog requires a high level of responsibility!  And depending on her age, temperament, and health, a dog's exacting needs can vary.  Click the link above to learn more about caring for a canine companion.

In addition to yearly wellness exams and vaccines, there's plenty you can do (and should do) at home to keep your dog healthy and happy.  Click the link above to learn more about your dog's health care.

Did you know that dogs have been domesticated for over 12,000 years?  And that genetically, they are almost identical to the wolf?  Click the link above to read more fun facts about all dog breeds, from "min-pins" to mastiffs.

Great dogs are made, not born!  Visit this page to learn about a variety of dog behavior topics, from managing separation anxiety to puppy-proofing your home.

Contrary to popular belief, it's not just "bad" dogs who bite - any animal with teeth can bite given the opportunity.  All children (and adults) should know these strategies when greeting new dogs to stay safe.

Click the link above to learn about special events or adoption promotions that may be taking place at your local MSPCA adoption center.

Pet owners experience a special bond with their animal companions.  View our collected stories and photos of adopted animals in their forever homes.