1. The Pound or the Purebred?
Two paths to bringing home Fido.
2. What to Get, Pre-Puppy
From beef bones to hound health books.
3. The Cost of a Dog
Here, the range of prices for a canine companion, from the local shelter to the toniest puppy producer.
4. Ten City-Friendly Dogs
Here, ten dogs with the temperament to enjoy sidewalks, traffic, and the dog run.
5. A Year of Kibble-and-Playdates Calculus
Two ways to pamper your dog.
6. Ask an Expert: the Dog Trainer
On puppy mills, chew-a-holics, and why you should wait a month to name the new dog.
7. Getting Around
Navigating subways, trains, and taxis with pooch in tow.