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:
“This book shows that adopting a dog can reward you with years of companionship, joy, and unconditional love.”
— 5 Star Review Kristine Morris Foreword Reviews
“The book is a perfect guide on what to think about, how to prepare for the change, and, most importantly, how to deal with challenges that might arise after adoption. Whenever I hear someone say they are thinking about getting a dog, I will surely recommend them this book as their first step.”
— 4.5/5 Star Review Meghana Hulsure, Seattle Book Review
“What to Expect When Adopting a Dog by Diane Rose-Solomon is a handbook that every dog lover should have, a book that is written from experience and from the heart.”
— 5 Star Review Romauld Dzemo San Francisco Book Review
“An insightful, smoothly written, and useful guide for new canine owners.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“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
“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
“In order to keep adoptable dogs in permanent homes and reducing the risk of re-homing or returning to the shelter, Rose-Solomon’s book is one you gift yourself and those who love dogs.” Read more...
— Carol Bryant, Fidose of Reality Blog
Saturday, September 23rd 10am-1pm Santa Monica Main Library. The Santa Monica Library Teen Council has partnered with the Animal Shelter for an interactive event. There will be dogs for adoption, dog and cat toy craft creations and I will be speaking at 11am about What to Expect When Adopting a Dog
Thursday, September 28th 6-7pm Santa Monica Montana Branch Library. I will be speaking about What to Expect When Adopting a Dog
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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