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What to Expect When Adopting a Dog is a guide to successful dog adoption and pet parenting for every family. Anyone considering a new dog has questions, particularly when thinking about adopting a shelter dog.What to Expect When Adopting a Dog offers expert advice from rescue specialists and organizations, veterinarians, dog parents, and pet business owners. The book offers links to the best, most relevant articles from pet professionals along with some useful products, making it a one-stop shop for the most asked dog-related questions, before, during, and after adoption.

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog answers questions like:Whether dog adoption is right for youHow to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue groupHow to prepare your home for a new furry memberHow to integrate your new pup into your home, family and lifestyle.How to provide a lifetime of comfort and care from puppyhood through the senior years.In five modules, Certified Humane Education Specialist and award winning author Diane Rose-Solomon leads the reader through all the steps they should take to decide on a dog, the adoption process, and lifelong care. And, with the shorter lives of animals, she delivers a heartfelt chapter on saying goodbye to a pet.

There are thousands of dogs waiting for a loving home. This book educates a prospective dog parent on what to expect, helping make the experience easier and more joyous.



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Diane Rose-Solomon

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.

Diane enjoys reading her stories to children in schools, libraries and shelter programs. Her goal is to educate children and adults about how compassion extends to all beings, human and animal. To this end, she founded Team Kindness, a program where children, families and teachers learn about and engage in kind and humane educational activities.

Her newest nonfiction title, What to Expect When Adopting a Dog is available as of September 2016. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs.



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