Pets are a comfort in difficult times, and the pandemic is no exception. Animal shelters report a surge in pet adoptions, especially puppies, in the last six months, and veterinarians are having to adopt procedures such as telemedicine to deal with the increase while still staying safe. Experts explain how adopting and training a new pet has changed in the pandemic.  


  • Christina Morrison, Director of Development, West Suburban Humane Society, Downers Grove, IL
  • Dr. Katie Stover, veterinarian and owner, Red Barn Animal Hospital, Hampshire and Gilberts, IL
  • Dr. Douglas Kratt, veterinarian, LaCrosse, WI, and President, American Veterinary Medical Association

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