Getting a Dog

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.

Bulldog puppy

What's in a Name? That Which We Call a Dog

by Samantha Biggers

Aug. 15, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Service dogs on steps

Make Your Dog a Hero: Training a Service Dog

by Amanda Creasey

July 18, 2017 | BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

cat and dog cuddling

Dog-Proof Litter Boxes: What to Know, What to Do, and What to Buy

by Samantha Biggers

July 26, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Dog looking outside car window

Dog Adoption: How to Find Your Next Furry Friend

by Maria Reverberi

July 19, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Yorkie on suitcase

Hotels & Dogs: What Every Dog Loving Traveler Should Know

by Samantha Biggers

May 22, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Dog traveling in bag

Dogs & Flying: Air Travel With Your Dog & the Alternatives

by Samantha Biggers

May 31, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

girl with dog on floor

Best Dog Books For New Owners

by Samantha Biggers

May 3, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

moving dog to new home

Prepare For Pick Up Day: Welcome Your Dog Home

by Melissa Walker

Feb. 24, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Dog on City Street

Where To Get a Dog In New York

by Jillian Blume

Aug. 19, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

French Bulldog Under Tree

What You Need to Know Before Rescuing a Dog

by Katie Haines

Aug. 19, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Puppy Playing in a Planting Pot

How To Think Like A Dog When Dog Proofing Your Home

by Melissa Walker

Jan. 12, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Dog Meets Snail

How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Dog

by Melissa Walker

Jan. 12, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Annie the Mini Schnauzer #1

Why I Chose Annie the Mini-Schnauzer

by Beth Bauer

Aug. 8, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Penelope the Pug with Crazy Face in Grass

Why I Chose Penelope the Pug

by OMP Writer

Aug. 8, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

ScoutKnows Places dog

Are you Ready to be a Dog Owner?

by Jillian Blume

Aug. 19, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Olivia the Rescue #1

Why I Chose Olivia the Rescue Dog

by Katie Haines

Aug. 8, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Dog Playing in Mud

Gear To Have Before Day 1 With Your Dog

by Melissa Walker

Jan. 12, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

ScoutKnows Places dog

Should You Adopt A Puppy Or An Older Dog?

by Jillian Blume

April 25, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Sam the Rat Terrier being held

Why I Chose Sam the Rat Terrier

by Tracy Farnsworth

Aug. 8, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Four Dogs in Lineup

Choosing a Dog Breed

by Katie Haines

Jan. 11, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Wolf Dog Puppy

What It’s Like to Own a Wolf Hybrid Dog

by Eric Chisholm

Dec. 20, 2016 | GETTING A DOG

Ruby the border collie

Why I Chose A Border Collie

by Melissa Walker

Dec. 19, 2016 | GETTING A DOG

Reputable breeder

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

by Melissa Walker

Dec. 16, 2016 | GETTING A DOG

Sam the French Bulldog

Why I Chose a French Bulldog

by Vaibhav Batra

Aug. 8, 2017 | GETTING A DOG

Costs Owning Dog

How Much It Costs to Own a Dog

by Melissa Walker

Dec. 14, 2016 | GETTING A DOG