New Dog Owner Resources

There’s more to being a new dog owner than picking the right name. We put together several resources that will help you on your journey of being a dog owner.

Adoption Resourcesnew dog owner resources

Best Friends Animal Society – “Save them all” is there motto and they are a great place to adopt a pet. They are also a great resource for finding volunteering opportunities and making donations.

Petfinder – This is our favorite resource to recommend for those looking to adopt a pet. They provide a searchable, online database which covers over 14,000 different animal shelters. They also write articles covering a variety of topics from dog care to video tutorials.

New Owner Tips

Cesar’s Way – Cesar Milan (aka the Dog Whisperer) has written a very nice article called “Starting Your Puppy off Right!” It’s less than 700 words, but very nicely sums up what a new dog owner should know. The article has been shared over 40,000 times on Facebook alone!

New Dog Checklist – Real Simple has put together a nice A-Z checklist of everything a potential dog owner should consider. Interact with the list by checking off what you have already completed.

Video Channels

We have a few favorite YouTubers whose channels are quite helpful for both new and experienced dog owners.

Kikopup – This is the channel for world renowned dog trainer Emily Larlham. Her videos focus around her Progressive Reinforcement training, which means that she doesn’t use physical/psychological training which some trainers advocate.

Zakgeorge – Zach Gearge’s channel is arguably the most popular YouTube channel for dog training. He has over 244,000 loyal subscribers and tons of great videos to learn from.

Specific Breeds

Rare Bulldogs


Is there a resource that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comment section below!