Title:What to Expect When Adopting A Dog
Author: Diane Rose-Solomon
Stars 5 out of 5
I have been taking care of a tiny army of 4 kids for the last 10 years and all that time I wanted to have a dog. I spent many weekends looking at shelters, pets stores and cuddling with as many dogs possible. I spent my life having a dog as a pet and I couldn't wait for the day when my youngest would be potty trained so I could really look.
Just before that day came the publisher asked if I would be interested in reading this book. I couldn't say yes fast enough the day the book arrived I couldn't put it down because I was excited to learn everything I could about pet ownership.
This book is a wonderful guide for those first time Dog owners and all the ins and outs of purchases and the financial cost of owning a dog. Diane Rose-Solomon gives the readers wonderful suggestions along with websites to guide than on the decision make process of dog ownership as well and products that worked well for her.
She mentions and talks about buying a pure bread vs Mix. Shelter vs Pet Store. You can tell the author truly loves her dogs and wants everyone to experience the same love from adopting a dog. I gave this to my kids to read which helped them understand what it means to have a dog and how it will be like having a sibling who can't talk.
This book helps new dog owners find guidance for when it is time to say good bye.
Every aspect of Dog ownership is laid out simple enough for an 8 year old to understand.
Since reading this book we do have a fur member of the family she is a 7 month old Carolina possible mix (AKA American Dingo)
|Ellie AKA Ellie Bear Formerly known as Rio|
We decided on a shelter dog. This book prepared us but owning a dog and reading about one is totally different and comes with a whole new set of struggles.
Sent from the Publisher
Whether dog adoption is right for you How to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group How to prepare your home for a new furry member How 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
Paperback, 194 pages
Published September 15th 2016 by Sop3 Publishing
About The Author:
After rescuing a puppy 21 years ago, Diane Rose-Solomon became increasingly involved in animal rescue and education and served for years on the board of directors of a small grass roots animal rescue and aid organization. In 2009 to give back more to the animal community, she became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University. She then combined her humane and creative interests and published 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.”
What to Expect When Adopting a Dog, her latest book, is a guide to successful dog adoption for every family. The book answers questions like whether dog adoption is right for you, how to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group, how to prepare your home for a new member, integrating the dog into your home, family, lifestyle, and more. In five modules, Diane leads the reader through the steps they should take to decide on a dog, then through the adoption process, as well as life¬long care. And, with the shorter lives of animals, she delivers a heart¬felt chapter on saying goodbye to a pet.
Diane enjoys reading the JJ books to children in schools, libraries and at adoption events. 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 can learn about and engage in kind, and humane educational activities.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs.