AllPaws: Find and Adopt a Pet Today

If you have a child with allergies, you might hesitate to bring a pet into the home. While you'll need to take a few things into account, and while a child with severe allergies should probably be medicated, there's no need to avoid getting a pet just because your child is prone to mild allergies. "There are a couple of ways of finding out what your child may be allergic to," says Dr. Jonathan Spergel, chief of the Allergy Section at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "One way is to go to an allergist and get allergy testing." Allergy testing can determine what substances might trigger an allergic response in your child, and it will rule out additional allergies to a pet's diet or bedding. "I've seen people not realize, until they are around a pet, that they have an allergy, which then leads to re-homing the animal," says Dr. Jennifer Graham, an assistant professor at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Finding another home for your pet would be sad for both the family and the animal, so always get tested for allergies in order to make an informed decision about what type of pet to have. Here are the best pets for families to consider, along with advice on how to accommodate a child with allergies.

If you find a stray dog, here’s what Missing Pet Partnership recommends that you do:

Losing a beloved animal can be heartbreaking. However, it's important that you don't give up hope. Many missing pets are found safe and reunited with their families. What you do in the first 24 hours is imperative if you want to find your loved one. While nothing can guarantee the return of a lost pet, being proactive from the start will increase the likelihood that you and your pet are reunited.

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A.  If you find a stray pet, your actions will depend on your own values and desires. Many local animal shelters and rescue groups offer a wide range of resources for struggling pet owners, including temporary foster care, help finding pet-friendly housing, assistance with veterinary expenses, free or low-cost training and more. Find your local shelters and rescues by visiting and entering your zip code.

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There are a number of websites that help people find missing pets. These sites are typically databases, akin to online bulletin boards where people can post announcements of pets that are missing or that have been found. Posting on a number of boards is a good way to help spread the word to a wider circle of people. Apart from simply posting a notice that your pet is missing, it may also be worthwhile to regularly check the Found announcements, since someone may have posted about finding your pet.

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Dogs Finding Dogs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of highly trained handlers and dogs that can track and find a lost pet. When we take on a missing pet case, we stay with you until your pet is found. We never turn down a plea for help!Combining some of these things is most effective. Unfortunately, the next most successful way of finding a lost animalis through checking the with the highway departments and the shelters'dead lists. Even if your pet is wearing tags and the highway maintenancedepartment is supposed to send a list to animal control, you should checkwith them directly.