What to Expect When Adopting a Dog offers expert advice from rescue specialists, veterinarians, dog parents, and pet business owners with links to the best, most relevant articles from pet professionals, making this book a one-stop shop for all dog-related questions, before, during, and after adoption. There are thousands of dogs waiting for a loving home. This book educates a prospective dog parent on what to expect, helping to make the experience easier and more joyous.
After rescuing a puppy 21 years ago, Diane Rose-Solomon became involved in animal rescue and education, serving for years on the board of directors of a small grassroots organization, the Animal Guardian Society. To give back more to the animal community, she became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University in 2009. She then combined her humane and creative interests by publishing her first two books, award-winning JJ the American Street Dog, and How He Came to Live in Our House and the sequel JJ Goes to Puppy Class.
Her newest nonfiction title, What to Expect When Adopting a Dog was released September 2016. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs.
In Praise Of:
“An insightful, smoothly written, and useful guide for new canine owners.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“This book shows that adopting a dog can reward you with years of companionship, joy, and unconditional love. Whether you’re considering adopting a rescue dog or have already adopted a dog and want to be the best possible pet parent, Diane Rose-Solomon’s What to expect When Adopting a Dog: A Guide to Successful Dog Adoption for Every Family has the information you need, from deciding whether or not you’re ready, to understanding the adoption process, to caring for your pet throughout its lifetime.”
— 5 Star Review - Foreword Reviews
“What To Expect When Adopting a Dog is an ideal guide for any individual or family considering a new dog. Chapters address how to determine whether one’s household is a good "fit" for a dog, what to expect at shelter/rescue organizations, how to prepare one’s home, how to integrate a new dog into one’s life, and much more.”
— Small Press Bookwatch
“There’s a wealth of information from assessing one’s resources and ability to care for a dog’s needs to finding out the physical and psychological traits of an ideal adoptee and understanding options on where to locate and adopt. It’s important to note that this book leaves nothing left to wonder about: there are over 100 links to these articles and products.”
— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
11/1 - It's Pittie Rescue, IL
11/7 - Sweetwater Valley Dog Rescue, TN
11/10 - Homeward Pet Adoption Center, WA
11/16 - The Anti-Cruelty Society, IL
11/17 - Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue, NV
11/28 - Canine Commandos, FL
11/29 - Heartland Animal Shelter, IL
11/30 - One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption, PA
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FOR KIDS: Learn about our Team Kindness program, how your child, class or group can become a Team Kindness All Star, and show how they are leading the way in compassionate action! Click on the Team Kindness link below for more information. Or invite Diane to do an author visit at your school.Learn More
FOR ADULTS: Learn about how easy it is to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization," to "Learn how easy dog adoption and rescue can be and how it benefits your community.Learn More
FOR SHELTERS & PET BUSINESSES: Diane wants to help you raise funds for your organization, and educate your community about the benefits of adopting a dog vs. buying one.Learn More