An Adoption Diary

Joanne Rice, Master Dog Trainer with Bark Busters in Greater Tampa Bay, FL, has turned her dog adoption story into a diary for new dog owners!
Tips & Advice → An Adoption Diary



Adopting a dog is a serious decision, and a little research can make all the difference for everyone’s well-being.

Nothing warms an animal lover’s heart like an empty shelter – it means pets have been adopted into happy homes, full of love, warmth, and attention. Recent events have led to an encouraging uptick in dog adoptions around the country, but I can’t help but wonder – did they really go to their “furever” homes? Or just their “until things return to normal” homes?

Joanne Rice is a Canine Behavioral Therapist and Master Dog Trainer with Bark Busters Home Dog Training in Greater Tampa Bay, FL. She agreed to chronicle her dog adoption experience as she and her husband adopt a new dog into their family.

Joanne has decided to turn her adoption story into a diary to help other families in an effort to keep these recently fostered and adopted dogs in their "furever" homes long after this current environment has shifted back to a more "normal'" one.

Click here to read Joanne's Adoption Diary!


Need help searching for resources?
Click on a topic below or use the
keyword search bar to learn more.

Find Your Local Trainer Now!

Please begin by confirming your zip code.