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Pick the right companion, bring them home right

So many options: puppy or dog, breeder or rescue, along with the right size, temperament and activity level. After that’s figured out, what’s best to prepare yourself and your home for a new dog?

Scout will help you pick the right dog for your lifestyle and get your house in order to welcome your new BFF.

A good place to start is with our full guides:

Mini Walrus Dog: Must-Know About The Sharpei Basset Hound (Bashar) Mix Puppy

A Walrus dog isn’t exactly going to be walking around with tusks. Neither does it even look anything like a Walrus facially…

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Breed Restrictions for Apartments: Most Common Dogs Not Permitted

Imagine this scenario: you have found a decent apartment and you would move in tomorrow, except for one problem. You can’t take your dog with you. The building complex has dog Read More >

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How Much It Costs to Own a Dog

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ve conquered the costs of owning a dog just because you can afford the asking price. It’s true that the first hurdle to dog Read More >

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How to Find a Reputable Breeder (and Avoid Puppy Mills)

I’m tired of seeing videos in my social media feeds of dogs rescued from unscrupulous breeders and puppy mills. It makes me feel badly and I bet you feel the same. Read More >

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Choosing a Dog Breed

You talk it out with your roommate.  Your husband eventually relents… You’ve finally been swayed by the local adoption events at your local farmer’s market, and have done your research on Read More >

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Gear To Have Before Day 1 With Your Dog

My first dog was hiding in the bathroom, wiggling and waiting for me to get off the school bus and find him. His name was Shadow and all I

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How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Dog

What’s In A Name?

You’ve done your research and found a responsible breeder or reputable dog rescue. You’ve thought about and come up with an estimated budget on the costs of

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Prepare For Pick Up Day: Welcome Your Dog Home

Preparing for pick up day with your new dog or puppy is an exciting time! It seems like there is so much to do. That’s not just a perception, which

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Should You Adopt A Puppy Or An Older Dog?

Many people who’ve decided to bring a dog into their lives automatically picture a puppy. After all, puppies are at the top of the cuteness scale. They want to play

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Best Dog Books For New Owners

Becoming a new dog owner is wonderful experience but it can be a lot better if you are well prepared for the challenges

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Hotels & Dogs: What Every Dog Loving Traveler Should Know

Traveling with a dog is a lot easier than it used to be. Since so many people have dogs and sometimes dogs are a person’s main companion, many hotels attempt to Read More >

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Make Your Dog a Hero: Training a Service Dog

A lot of confusion exists regarding how to train your dog to be a service dog, what requirements your dog must meet to be considered a service dog, and what being a Read More >

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Dog Adoption: How to Find Your Next Furry Friend

Bringing a new dog home is not like picking up groceries at the local grocery store.  There is more to picking up a canine at the local pound, shelter or rescue. Just

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Why I Chose Penelope the Pug

Part of the “Why I Chose” series where ScoutKnows brings you stories from dog owners in their own words about why they chose the dog they did.

The first time I laid

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Am I Ready For A Dog? Getting Prepared To Be A Great Dog Owner

It starts innocently. You begin to notice the dogs in your neighborhood. A white, fluffy Maltese and a Bichon Frise. A goofy Labradoodle and a grinning Pit Bull. Read More >

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