What to Expect When Adopting a Dog: A Guide to Successful Dog Adoption for Every Family

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Diane Rose-Solomon

After rescuing a puppy 21 years ago, Diane Rose-Solomon became increasingly involved in animal rescue and education and served for years on the board of directors of a small grass roots animal rescue and aid organization. In 2009 to give back more to the animal community, she became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University. She then combined her humane and creative interests and published her first two books, award winning JJ the American Street Dog, and How He Came to Live in Our House and the sequel JJ Goes to Puppy Class.

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog,  her latest book, is a guide to successful dog adoption for every family. The book answers questions like whether dog adoption is right for you, how to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group, how to pre­pare your home for a new member, integrating the dog into your home, family, lifestyle, and more. In five modules, Diane leads the reader through the steps they should take to decide on a dog, then through the adoption process, as well as life­long care. And, with the shorter lives of animals, she delivers a heart­felt chapter on saying goodbye to a pet.

Diane enjoys reading the JJ books to children in schools, libraries and at adoption events. Her goal is to educate children and adults about how compassion extends to all beings, human and animal. To this end, she founded Team Kindness, a program where children, families and teachers can learn about and engage in kind, and humane educational activities.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs, and is currently working on a Documentary about the Human-Animal bond.