How to Successfully Welcome an Adopted Dog Into Your Family

Welcoming an adopted dog into your family is an exciting time; a new beginning for a dog with a possibly storied past, and a new member of the family to shower with love and affection.

You’ve done the legwork on adopting a dog – collars, treats, training classes, a soft bed – and your family can’t wait to rush down to the animal shelter and bring home the newest, fuzziest member. But … adopted adult dogs come with a story of their own.

Sometimes integrating an adult dog into your family may take hard work and dedication, but if you do your research and plan ahead, you can make the process seamless. Is your family up to the challenge? Read on and find out