Homeless Dog Gets a Home

Provide food, water, and shelter

If you find a dog who is homeless, it’s likely that he or she doesn’t have the basics. The first thing to do is make sure that he or she has food, water, and shelter. This can be as simple as setting up a bowl of water and helping to clear out an area under a porch if the dog doesn’t appear to have a home.

Dogs don’t need as much water as humans do, but they still need some every day. Water bowls are essential for keeping dogs hydrated. A general rule of thumb is that one cup of water per 10 pounds (4kg) of weight is adequate; so, an average-sized dog weighing 50 pounds (22kg) would need 5 cups of water each day. That amount should be split in half between morning and afternoon; the morning portion can be given first thing with breakfast and the afternoon portion given after exercise and before bedtime. If you live in an especially hot climate or your dog likes to run around all day, increase your pet’s daily ration by 50 percent. On very hot days when your pet is running around outside playing hard, keep extra fresh cold water available all day long (no ice cubes—they can be dangerous if swallowed). A big bowl of cold fresh drinking water should always be available whenever your dog is outside sitting on the porch or yard for any period of time during hot weather conditions.

To house a homeless dog temporarily, look around your neighborhood for possible abandoned buildings where you could put together a makeshift shelter for him/her to sleep at night until he/she finds new owners – like yourself! He/she will likely thank you with lots of kisses and tail wags!


Socialization is the process of introducing a dog to other dogs, people and new situations in order to help them become more comfortable around others. Socialization is particularly important during puppyhood, as it helps young pups develop their social skills and helps prevent behavioral problems later on in life.

So what does that mean for you? Well, helping your dog learn how to interact with other dogs will make them better behaved when you take them on walks or bring them over to your friends house. You’ll be happier because you know they won’t act like a jerk at the dog park and your friends will be happier because they won’t have to listen to your dog bark all night long


Spay and neuter are both types of surgery to prevent your dog from reproducing, but they’re slightly different: spay is performed on females, and neutering is performed on males.

Why should you have your dog spayed or neutered? The reasons are many: reducing the risk of cancer, improving behavior, preventing accidental pregnancies (and keeping your pet happy), and curbing the homeless pet population that leads to shelters. Some cities even require it by law if you want to be a responsible pet owner!

How old should your dog be before being spayed or neutered? That answer varies depending on who you ask—but the general consensus is that you can do it as early as two months old.

Microchip your dog.

Have your dog microchipped. It’s a small chip, the size of a grain of rice inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. The process is safe and painless, especially if it’s done with a local anesthetic. Any veterinarian can do this procedure, which costs about 75 dollars in the U.S., though some shelters have microchip days where they are free or deeply discounted. When you adopt your dog, make sure to get all its information recorded in the database that corresponds to its chip number and register it under your name and contact info so that you can be contacted if it ever gets lost.

Some shelters automatically microchip dogs before their adoption, but sometimes adopters forget to change the information on file into their name and contact info. Sometimes people buy their own microchip for their pet without registering them at all! Either way those chips don’t help much when someone finds a lost dog because there’s no way to track down that owner or family through it. Make sure you’re protected by getting your dog chipped properly at once—and schedule an annual visit with your vet to make sure his chip is working correctly each year after that!

Train your dog.

Once you have a homeless dog, the next step is to help it adjust to its new home. Some of the ways that you can help your dog adjust and feel safe in their new home are:

  • Train your dog with positive reinforcement and positive training methods. You should focus on rewarding good behaviors rather than punishing bad behavior. Using positive reinforcement and rewards will strengthen the bond between you and your pet. Training should take place every day for about 10-15 minutes each session, or longer if possible, until basic commands are learned.
  • Be patient with your dog as they learn how to behave in your home. It may take several days or weeks for them to get used to a new environment and understand what is expected of them. Remember that dogs are not people–they don’t always understand what we want from them right away!

Get him vaccinated.

Giving your dog his vaccinations is important to protecting both him and the rest of the world from dangerous diseases. Some vaccinations are required by law and some are required by places that allow dogs, like dog parks and boarding facilities. Your vet will be able to tell you which vaccinations are necessary for your area and other factors like whether or not your new dog has previously been vaccinated.

Once you have all of the information, check out this chart to see how often vaccines need to be repeated:

A small investment in time and money can save a life and mean better health for your dog.

If you want to help the dogs, the first and most important step is to become a caretaker for one. It’s not as hard as it looks! In fact, caring for a dog is about as easy as caring for yourself. By taking in a dog you can give it a safe place to live and have your home filled with unconditional love. You’ll be providing your new best friend with everything they need while also learning how to bond with them.

Once you’ve found your new dog, there are some simple things that you should do immediately in order to ensure that they stay healthy:

  • Get them vaccinated immediately
  • Take them to the vet so they can get checked out
  • Get them microchipped so if they ever get lost or stolen again then someone will be able to find their way home easily
  • Neuter/spay your pet if need be (and make sure it has had all its shots)

Hi there! Welcome to Homeless Dog Gets a Home, a blog about how to help homeless dogs.

My name is [name], and I’m here to tell you about my best friend, a dog named [dog name]. When I first met her, she was a homeless puppy who could barely stand up when she walked. My family and I tried everything we could think of to help her get back on her feet—from checking in with our vet to making sure she had enough food and water—but nothing seemed to work.

So we did something drastic: we stopped helping her.

Instead, we treated her like any other dog. We took her out for walks, played with her, and all the other stuff that any dog needs to be happy and healthy. And it worked! After three months of regular exercise and the right diet, [dog name] was back on all fours.

She’s now a strong, happy dog who loves going for long walks and lounging around the house. She’s such an inspiration!

Homeless Dog Gets a Home is a blog that focuses on helping homeless dogs. In it we’ll describe the best ways to help our furry friends. We’ll also discuss how you can help.

Help Homeless Dogs Get Homes

There’s nothing better than seeing a homeless dog find a loving home. But with millions of dogs out on the street every year, it can feel impossible to make a difference.

The first step is to understand what makes a dog homeless in the first place. There are four main reasons why dogs end up out on their own:

-Inbreeding and neglect (i.e., a breeder who doesn’t take care of his/her animals)

-Neglect by owner (i.e., an owner who doesn’t have the resources to take care of their pet)

-Relocation or death of owner (i.e., an owner who has to move and can’t bring their dog along)

-Loss from yard (i.e., if your dog gets lost in the yard, he or she can easily wander off)

Once you’ve figured out which category your local homeless dogs fall under, you can create a plan for how to address it. For example, if you notice that many homeless dogs are owned by people who don’t have the resources to take care of them, maybe you could start an organization like “Meals on Paws” that provides food for both owners and pets in need!

Now that you’ve learned about how to find a dog, what to look for in a dog, and how to take care of a dog, it’s time to learn how to help homeless dogs.

This is the final post in this blog series about how to take care of a new dog. We hope you’ll check out the other posts if you haven’t already.

But now we’re going to focus on learning about dogs that don’t have homes.

The first thing you should know about homeless dogs is that they need your help. They don’t have food or water or shelter, and they’re probably scared. So it’s important that you try your best to help them if you can.

The second thing you should know is that homeless dogs may be afraid because they had bad experiences with people in the past. So when you approach them, make sure they can see you coming and have time to get away if they want.

The third thing is…

Dogs are the best. But did you know that 1 in 6 dogs ends up homeless? It’s true. And that’s just tragic, because as we all know, dogs are the best.

We started this blog because we want to help. We’re passionate about getting dogs into loving homes, and we want to do everything we can to make that happen.

Here you’ll find practical tips on how to get involved in dog rescue—stories of hope and happiness—and even some advice on how to make your own dog happier than ever before (because who doesn’t want a happier dog?).

The bottom line is this: We love dogs and we want more people to love them too. So please take a look around, and if you like what you see, spread the word!

Have you ever looked into the eyes of a homeless dog and wished there was something you could do to help?

If so, you’re in the right place! We’ll show you all the ways YOU can make a difference for dogs who want nothing more than a safe home and a loving family.

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