National Pet Memorial Day
Second Sunday in September

"National Pet Memorial Day falls on Sunday, September 14. This day is designated to help owners remember and pay tribute to a pet that has passed. Take a moment and memorialize loved ones lost. The Humane Society of the U.S. offers a few suggestions: Hold a memorial service, pick a special place for your dog's ashes, plant a living memorial (a tree or a flower bed), make a scrap book, or write down your feelings" (Hanson, Christine. "Good Grief." Dog Fancy, September 2003, 16).

Honoring Your Pet's Memory
Cloud Nine Pet Services
Humane Society - Honoring Your Pet's Memory
FAQ On Grieving the Loss of Your Pet

Sept. 17th is
Responsible Dog Ownership Day

"[AKC spokeman] Olympic gold medalist.. Greg Louganis [says] "..while the rewards of owning a dog are priceless, it's crucial to understand the commitment involved and learn as much as you can about being a conscientious dog owner..." (AKC Gazette, August 2003, 7).

AKC RDO Day "to educate the public about the importance of responsible dog ownership and the rewards of a respectful human-canine relationship"

The 10 Commandments... from a Pet's Standpoint
AAHA Healthy Pet American Animal Hospital Association
Adoptions great links on finding a home for a dog
Agility, GT training videos
Agility Ability Dog Agility Central
Agility - Austin contact info. for Bexar Regional Agility Team
Agility - CleanRun agility supplies and information
Agility - Dog Agility Page "links to just about everything agility-related on the internet"
Agility - NADAC North American Dog Agility Council
Agility Net
Agility - Stars and Stripes training and supplies; mentioned on Toller-l
Agility - USDAA U.S. Dog Agility Association (located in Richardson, Texas)
AKC - American Kennel Club
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Akita Club of America
Akita Rescue Society of America
Akita Inu
Alamo Retriever Club of San Antonio
Alaskan Malamute Home
Alaskan Malamute Rescue, national
Alaskan Malamute Club of America
Alaskan Malamute Club of Canada
Alaskan Malamute Rescue, Texas
ALF - Animal Liberation Front "The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) carries out direct action against animal abuse in the form of rescuing animals and causing financial loss to animal exploiters, usually through the damage and destruction of property"
ALF FAQs "There is one real glimmer of hope amid the mechanised carnage. Within the next hundred years or so, and possibly sooner, biotechnology will enable the human species cost-effectively to mass-produce edible cellular protein, and indeed all forms of food, of a flavour and texture indistinguishable from, or tastier than, the sanitised animal products we now eat. As our palates become satisfied by other means, the moral arguments for animal rights will start to seem overwhelmingly compelling. The Western(ised) planetary elite will finally start to award the sentient fellow creatures we torture and kill a moral status akin to human infants and toddlers. Veganism, though not in quite the contemporary sense, will become the global norm"
All Purpose Canines to provide individuals with disabilities a highly trained Service Dog
Allergies article from Shirley's Wellness Cafe
AMBOR American Mixed Breed Obedience Registration - "The Basic Membership program was designed so that owners and handlers of mixed-breed dogs could earn obedience and non-obedience titles on their dogs. It is open primarily to mixed-breed dogs, but membership is also open to purebred dogs denied an ILP number by the AKC, UKC, or CKC. Purebreds that do not possess registration papers from either the AKC or the UKC may not register with AMBOR, but may compete at AMBOR events and earn titles. Rare breeds not formally recognized by the above mentioned registries are also eligible, with certain restrictions"
American Belgian Tervuren Club
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners lists specialists
American Eskimo Dog Association, National
American Eskimo Dog Club of America
American Foxhound Club
American Humane
American Kennel Club
American Veterinary Medical Association
Anesthesiology American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
Animal Behavior Society directory of certified applied animal behaviorists
Animal Codes, San Antonio
ARF - All Retriever Friends rescue group in Southern California which addresses all retriever breeds
Animal Legal & Historical Web Center legal material relating to animals including all levels in the US, foreign national law and international materials - full text cases and statutes by state
Animal Legal Defense Fund "pushing the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals"
Animal Network information on all kinds of pets and animals
ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Association of Pet Dog Trainers premier educational organization for dog trainers
Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights has a database for alternative to killing animals for education; dog disease guide
Bearded Collie Club of America
Bedlington Terrier Club of America.
Bedlington Terrier Club, National (UK)
Bedlington Terrier World (UK)
Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terrier test for Copper Toxicosis
Bedlington Terrier Rare Dog Info
Behaviorists - ACVB American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Behaviorists, Animal Society
Behaviorists, Tufts Tufts Behavior Clinics
Best Friends working to eliminate homeless pets
Bichon Frise Club of America
Bichon Frise Rescue
Bichon Frise Rescue, national
Bichon Frise AKC page
Bichon Frise, Live Stuffed Toy
Bichon Frise Breed Info
Bichon Frise Club of Canada
Bichon Frise Info Station
Border Collie Rescue of San Antonio/Hill Country
Border Collie Rescue National
Border Collie Society of America
Boston Terrier Rescue, American located near Ft. Worth in Era, Texas
Boston Terrier Rescue
Boston Terrier Rescue, Nationwide
Breed Descriptions
Breeds, AKC list with pictures and videos
Breeds - They're All Keepers lists differences between commonly confused Maltese, Bichon, Havanese, Poodles, Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Chinese Crested, Tibetan Terriers, Coton de Tulear, and Lowchens
Brussels Griffon Association, American
Brussels Griffon Rescue, National
Bulldog Club of America
Bulldog AKC page
Bulldog Rescue, National
Bulldog World
Bull Mastiff Dogs
Bull Mastiff UKC page
Campaign to Protect Hunted Animals CPHA in UK, includes petition to ban hunting with dogs
Canaan Dog Club of America
Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)
Canine Health Foundation, AKC CHIC is an online registry that works with the breed parent clubs to establish a panel of testable genetic disorders that should be screened for in each breed
Canine Health Information Center lets breeders and buyers look up individual dogs to see which genetic tests the dog has had and view her test results training info and news
Cardiology American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Care-A-Lot Pet Supply Warehouse lowest prices; many hard to find items
Carting - Dog Owner's Guide
Carting - Dog Hobbyist
Carting With Your Dog
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, USA
CKCS Club, American
CKCS in the UK
CKCS breed FAQ
CKCS Breed Info
CKCS Pictures
Central Texas Dachsund Rescue in Austin
CGC - Canine Good Citizen program first and easiest test for dogs
Chelsea, the Shih Tzu Diva a dogamentary
CLICKER TRAINING page of links
Clicker Training FAQ
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio
Cocker Spaniel Club of America, English.
Cocker Spaniel AKC page
Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center
Cocker Spaniel Profile
Cocker Spaniel Information
Colby's Dog Website
Collie Club of America
Collie Rescue San Antonio
Companion Air where pets and their families fly first class - doesn't think any pet should be considered cargo
Companion Animal Recovery (CAR) "A Microchip is a rice-sized device encoded with a unique and unalterable identification number. The "chip" is implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck and is read by a scanner" - records kept by the AKC
Continental Kennel Club aka puppy mill registry - avoid doing business with these people
CPR, Animal
Dachshund Club of America
Dachshund Rescue, National.
Dachshund Rescue Web
Dachshund AKC page
Dachshund Rescue, Coast to Coast
Dachshund Network info on breeding and more
Dachshund Rescue of North America
Dachshund Online Magazine
Dachshund - For the Love of Dachsies
Dachshund Rescue, Central Texas
Dating for Pet Lovers
Deaf Dogs Education Action Fund info, training tips, much more
Deafness in Dogs and Cats basic information
Death of Dog grief support
Dentistry American Veterinary Dental College
Dermatology American College of Veterinary Dermatoloty
Dishwasher modern convenience
Dog Center: Net Pets
Dog Day Cafe run by two professional dog trainers
Dog Fancy Magazine
Dog Health Information
Dog Hobbyist an online community for the dog hobbyist
Dog training, feeding, and health articles
Dog Obedience and Training Page lots of articles
Dog Olympics - Incredible Dog Challenge from Purina Dog Chow
Dog-O-Mania huge page on dogs
Dog Parks look up ones near you
Dog Sounds in Different Languages
Dog World Magazine
Dog Writers Association of America
DoggyNames choose a name or browse
Dogs Deserve Better a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family
Dogs In Cars mundane photos of dogs in cars in England; many of the dogs are hard to see; a strange collection
Doris Day Animal League
Dr. P's Dog Training virtual library of info about dog training & behavior sponsored by the University of Wisconsin
Emergency and Critical Care American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
English Setter Assoc. of Am.
English Setter Club, Lone Star Texas
English Setters on the World Wide Web
English Setter Rescue, national
Eukanuba - Iams Cruelty - Con the other side of the story
Euthenasia At Our Hospital explains how to decide when, whether to be present, what to do with the remains
Eye Vet Consulting lots of articles on eye problems
Field Spaniel Society of America.
Field Spaniel Society (UK)
Field Spaniel FAQ
Field Trials - AFTCA Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America
Field (bird dog, hunting dog, coon dog, obedience, search and rescue, stock dogs, performance show dogs, etc...), and related competitions
Field Trials Field Trials offer practical demonstrations of a dog's ability to perform, in the field, the functions for which it was bred. Field Events are open to pointing breeds, retrievers, spaniels, Beagles, Basset Hounds and Dachshunds
Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America.
Flat-Coated Retriever Rescue, national subscribe here to the Yahoo email list on flyball
Flyball Home Page
Flyball on the Internet
Flying Dog Press for dog lovers and trainers: books, booklets, videos, free articles from Suzanne Clothier, author of Bones Would Rain From the Sky
Freestyle - CFF Canine Freestyle Federation
Freestyle - Dogpatch
Freestyle - Musical Dog Sport Association "the newest addition to the world of canine freestyle organizations... provides valuable information on the sport of canine freestyle"
French Bulldog Kingdom breed health research
French Bulldog Rescue Network
French Bulldog Club of America
French Bulldog Central
French Bulldog FAQ
Friends of Animals news, vegetarianism, spay & neuter campaign, protecting predators, save the swans, anti-fur campaign, anti-hunting campaign, animal rights, much more
Friends of Animals "working to protect animals from cruelty and abuse"
Frisbee - Dallas Dog and Disc Club
Frisbee - Dog Disc entry and intermediate level training aid for the sport of Canine Frisbee. It catalogs a score of Freeflight moves and variations, describes attributes, presents training tips, and demonstrates each move using QuickTime movies
Frisbee Dog Page
Frisbee - IDDHA International Disc Dog Handlers Association
Foster for Puppy Mill Rescue
Foster for Wags to Whiskers
General Practitioners, List of American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Genome Sequencing Proposal for Dogs interesting reading; given high priority by the committee
German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America
Gold Ribbon Rescue Golden Retriever rescue organization in Austin
Golden Retriever Club of America.
Golden Retriever, Acquiring a essay for prospective owners of Goldens
Golden Retriever AKC page
Golden Retriever Weekly
Grapes of Wrath ASPCA says grapes and raisins are killing dogs
Great Dane Club of America
Great Dane Rescue
Great Danes Online mailing list and info
Great Dane Rescue of North Texas
Great Pyrenees Club of America
Great Pyrenees Connection
Great Pyrenees Library lots of info
Great Pyrenees Pyrnet-L informal chat list for GP owners
Great Pyrenees Rescue, Texas
Greyhound Adoption, Heart of Texas rescue group
Greyhound Pets of America, San Antonio rescue group
Greyhound Project - Adopt a Greyhound
Greyhound Rescue and Adoption, Texas
Greyhound Protection League dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of gentle, trusting greyhounds slaughtered in more than seventy years of parimutuel dog racing in America
Greyhound Gang dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of ex-racing greyhounds
Greyhound Pets of America
The Guardianship Movement excerpts from an article (con)
The Guardianship Movement article (pro)
Guide Dog Foundation trained dogs for people who are blind or visually impaired
Havanese Club of America
Havanese Rescue national
Havanese - Bichon Havanais description of the breed
Havanese ABCs
Havanese, ERA's cute pictures
Havanese Fanciers of Canada
Havanese Profile
Healthy Pet features health-related dog and cat information
Heat Stroke in Dogs "Heat stroke in dogs is not all that uncommon. Dogs do not have an efficient method of handling heat stress because they don't sweat and they don't seem to figure out that they shouldn't get excited or work hard in the heat, either. Heat stroke is most common in the large breeds and in dogs with short noses
Heat Stroke "It might only be ten minutes... and the dog or cat will be near death"
Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion & "The extent of the cellular damage depends on the magnitude and the duration of the temperature elevation. Clearly, this can be a life-threatening situation, but for those animals that survive there is the possibility of long-term problems after the occurrence"
Heat Stroke article by Rachel Peeples
Henry, King of the Classroom article on a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that helps calm school children with behavioral problems in the UK
Herding basic info from dogpatch
Herding - Dog Play great collection of links
Homeopathic Vets - Natural Rearing
Homeopathic Vets - Herbal Remedies
Homeopathic Help - Shirley's Wellness Cafe
Homeopathic - Animal Wellness Magazine
Housecall Veterinarians, American Association of
Humane Society of the U.S.
Humor - Cats & Dogs
Iams Cruelty - Con the other side of the story
ILP Program - Indefinite Listing Privilege allows rescue dogs and unregistered dogs to participate in AKC events; "Once enrolled in the ILP program, entering AKC events is as easy as with a registrable dog. The only difference is that instead of an AKC registration number, you would list the dog's ILP number on the Entry form"
Iditarod 2004 photos
In Defense of Animals "working to protect the rights, welfare and habitats of animals" based in Marin County, CA
Infrared Dog infrared pictures of a dog
Internal Medicine American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
International Veterinary Information Service (provides information to practicing veterinarians, Vet. students and scientists)
Irish Terrier Club of America
Irish Terrier Rescue Organization
iVillage Dogs general site, many good links, eg., breeds, feeding, finding the best breed for your lifestyle, vet advice, articles on many subjects like what to do when you have lost a dog
Japanese Chin Club of America.
Japanese Chin Breed info
Japanese Chin Care and Rescue
Japanese Chin Club (UK)
Japanese Spitz Breed Information
Japanese Spitz - UK Standard
Japanese Spitz Breed info
Keeshond Club of America.
Keeshond Rescue, Texas
Keeshond magazine, JabberwocKEES
Keeshonden breed information
Keeshond Breed info
Keeshond Profile
Kidney Failure - K9Kidneys this is a list group that will give you much more information than your vet; recommended on Toller-l - "Many vets see chronic kidney failure as a death sentence, and don't bother to tell you what you can do to maintain a decent lifestyle for your dog, except to put them on special kidney dogfood"
Kooikerhondje Club of Canada
Kooikerhondje (Finland)
Kooikerhondje, Het Nederlandse (Switzerland)
Kuvasz Club of America for more information.
Kuvasz Association, American
Kuvasz Rescue, national
Kuvasz Fanciers of America
Kuvasz breed info
Lab Rescue, Heart of Texas Labrador rescue group
Laughing Dog Press
League Against Cruel Sports
Lhasa Apso Wee Rescue Austin area
Lhasa Apso Information Source
Lhasa Apso Rescue, Lone Star Houston area
Lhasa Apso Rescue, Texas
Loss of Dog grief support
Lost dogs - Pet Harbor
Lost Dogs - K-911 lists lost dogs
Loss - Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates Gary Kurz offers sympathy
Lure Coursing - How to get Started from the Southeastern Greyhound Club
Maltese Association, American
Maltese Wee Rescue Austin Area
Maltese Only
Maltese AKC page
Maltese Magazine
Mastiff Rescue, Texas
Mastiff Club of America.
Mastiff Web
Mastiff Articles
Merck Veterinary Manual
Military Pets Foster Project to save military having to euthanize their pets when they are sent overseas
Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of America Owners of mixed breeds can enjoy the thrill of competing for titles in obedience, conformation, tracking and much more. The Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of America (MBDCA) is a national registry for mixed breeds, providing many of the same opportunities that the American Kennel Club (AKC) offers for purebreds
Mixed Breed Rescue in Leander, North of Austin
Munsterlander Pointer, Small Club of America
Neat Things for You and Your Dog To Do Together very complete list of sports and events with links to information
Neurology American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
New World Sled Dog Rescue and Adoption near San Antonio in Cibolo
Newfoundland Club of America
Newfoundland Profile
Nutrition American College of Veterinary Nutrition
Obedience - Dog Obedience and Training Page
Obedience FAQs
Obedience Training from CanisMajor
Obedience Trials from CanisMajor

There is an Indian legend which says when a human dies there is a bridge they must cross to enter into heaven. At the head of that bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based upon what they know of this person, decide which humans may cross the bridge.... and which are turned away.

Rescue Workers Adoption Page

Old English Sheep Dog Club of America
Oncology American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Onofrio Dog Shows
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals lots of health information, including databases of dogs with hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, and much more; gives guidance to breeders
Outside Dog? Why?
Outside Dog Problems quotes
Papillon Club of America
Papillon Rescue
Papillon Club (UK)
Papillon Rescue
Papillon Phalene
Papillon Phalene info
Papillon Phalene History
Papillon Phalenes
Patriotic Pets matching guardians with military pets
PBGV Breed info
PBGV homepage
PBGV a small dog breed
Peaceable Paws Pat Miller's training site
PETA - Iams Cruelty - Con the other side of the story rescue adopt a homeless pet
Pet Fit people and pets exercising together, from Hill's
Pet Licensing in San Antonio
Pet Lovers Resources Where can you go to find Pet-friendly places in your area? Provides maps and information. Covers Houston, but not San Antonio
Pet Population, National Council on its mission is to gather data on pets, promote responsible stewardship of companion animals, and to recommend programs to reduce the number of unwanted pets
Pet Population studies on why pets end up in shelters
Pets Welcome lists hotels and airlines which allow pets
Poisonous Plants Database from Cornell University
Poodle AKC page
Poodle Club of America
Poodle Playground info
Poodle World mail list
Poodle History Project
Poodle Place
The Poop lots of breed information, photos, and products
Preventive Medicine American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
PubMed National Library of Medicine's free PubMed service enables you to search science articles dating back to the 1960s from around the world (usually abstract only)
Pug Nation gifts for Pugs and their people; cute site
Pug Dog Homepage
Pug AKC page
Pug Dog Club of America
Puppy Mill Rescue
Purina Dog Chow Site dog olympics, nutrition and health information, breed selector, caring for your dog, more
Radiology American College of Veterinary Radiology
Rally Obedience defined
Rally-O! AKC's newest sport
Rally Obedience page collection of links
Rare Breed Association, American a reliable show venue, and a stable registry
Rare Breed Network breed list is much more extensive than the ARBA list
Remember Our Pets create online memorials, chat with others who have lost pets
Rescue - Sky Ark free transport for rescue animals
Rescue Workers Adoption Page
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance San Antonio Group; lists purebred rescue groups
Rob Cary Pet Resort San Antonio - boarding, training, grooming and retail store
Rottweiler Rescue, Solo great quote at the bottom
Rottweiler Rescue, Southern States
Samoyed Homepage
Samoyed Rescue
Samoyed Club of America
Samoyed Association of Canada
Samoyed Health
Samoyed Grooming
Samoyed Breed Info
Samoyed Profile
San Antonio Animal Control Laws
San Antonio Animal Defense League no-kill shelter - also offers dog training classes
San Antonio Dog Training Club (clicker training)
San Antonio Animal Events Calendar
Search and Rescue - National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Senior Dog Project senior rescue, how to care for an older dog, senior stories - The Senior Dogs Project offers a free advertising service. On the srdogs website, we post ads nationwide and for Canada about senior dogs in need of new homes - dogs needing adopting or fostering are listed by state
Senior Dog House and Rescue many fine articles about senior dogs, puppy mills, owning dogs, etc.
Shelter Dogs: A Documentary Film showing on HBO
Shetland Sheepdog Association, American (Sheltie)
Shih Tzu AKC page
Shih Tzu Club, American
Shih Tzu Rescue
Shih Tzu Club Homepage, American
Shih Tzu Rescue National
Shih Tzu Profile
Shih Tzu Wee Rescue Austin area
Showdog: The Dog Show Game "an online game where you get to take on the mixed role of breeder, owner, handler, trainer, and groomer of a kennel of show dogs"
Showdog: The Dog Show Game "an online game where you get to take on the mixed role of breeder, owner, handler, trainer, and groomer of a kennel of show dogs" Midwest Skijorers club is committed to advancing the sport of Skijoring in the Twin Cities and upper Midwest
Skijoring the sport of being pulled on skis by a dog or dogs in harness
Skijoring races, and places to skijor
Skijoring in Alaska includes clinics, race results, training
Sledding - Alaska Dog Mushers Association
Sledding - Iditarod
Sledding - Cabela's Iditarod Race Coverage day-by-day coverage
Sledding - ISDRA International Sled Dog Racing Association
Sledding - New England Sled Dog Club
Sledding - Sled Dog Central
Sledding - husky and sled dog services for the TV and Film industry
Sledding - Yukon Quest
SNAP - Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, San Antonio
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, The Wonderful World of from the Canadian club
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Association of Canada
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed info
State Associations Contact Information for vets
Surgery American College of Veterinary Surgery
Tale Waggers stories for "dog people"
Teaching An Old Dog New Words! article from SciTech - "German researchers have found a border collie named Rico who understands more than 200 words and can learn new ones as quickly as many children... Patti Strand, an American Kennel Club board member, called the report "good news for those of us who talk to our dogs.""
Texas Animal Friendly License Plates order here - $20 of the fee goes to animal shelters around the state
Texas Dog Organizations
Texas Kennel Club
Therapy - Delta San Antonio
Therapy - National Delta Society
Theriogenology American College of Theriogenologists
Tibetan Spaniel Network source of breed history and information
Tibetan Spaniel Club of America
Tibetan Spaniel Association (UK)
Tibetan Spaniel breed info
Tibetan Spaniel Magazine
Tibetan Terrier Club of America
TOLLERS page of links
Training - Rob Cary Animal Resort 14824 Bulverde Rd north of Thousand Oaks (NE San Antonio)
Training - San Antonio Animal Defense League no-kill shelter - also offers dog training classes
Training - San Antonio Dog Training Club (clicker training)
Training - Sandia Dog Obedience Club on San Pedro north of SA - AKC member club
Training - Marlene Ring - San Antonio, 210-479-8486, - uses clicker training
Training - Global Training Academy near San Antonio in Somerset - special training of drug dogs, explosives dogs, tracking dogs, patrol dogs, arson dogs, and bomb dogs
TTouch basic explanation
UKC - United Kennel Club obedience trials welcome mixed breeds
Vaccination Controversy
Vaccination Protocol, Dr. Dodd's Revised
Vaccine Protocol, Dr. W. Jean Dodds includes contact information
Vaccination article we may be vaccinating too much - "More and more vets are seeing diseases that were not prevalent before the heavy vaccination schedules were in effect. Many think that the rise in autoimmune diseases is the result of multiple vaccinations
Vaccinations - Think Twice
Veterinary Information Service provide veterinary health information relating to dogs and cats
VetGen - Veterinary Genetics Services for DNA tests
Vizsla Club, Texas Gulf Coast based in Houston
Wags To Whiskers Rescue a no-kill dog and cat rescue group in San Antonio
Weimaraner Rescue Texas rescue
West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Austin
Westminster Kennel Club the oldest dog show and the second oldest sporting event in the U.S.
What Dog Are You? Take the test. I turn out to be a Bracco Italiano
Whippet Club, American
Whippet Club Rescue Contacts, American
Whole Dog Journal holistic approach to dog health
Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America
World Pedigrees from Australia - makes pedigree data freely available for dog and cat breeds all over the world - from developers of BreedMate
Yorkie Rescue, United rescues all pure and mixed
Yorkshire Terrier AKC page
Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Network
Yorkshire Terrier Club of America
Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue
Yorkshire Terrier Breed information

October is Adopt-a-Dog Month

Adopt a Dog Month Shelters everywhere are full of a wide variety of "best friends" -- eager dogs breathlessly waiting to be welcomed into your home
Humane Society Adopt-a-Dog Month

"Every October, New York's ASPCA launches into overdrive to promote the adoption of shelter dogs all over the country with its Adopt a Shelter Dog Month program...

"Since 1995, New York's ASPCA has been reaching out to shelters all over the world, offering materials, resources, training, educational flyers, and guidance free of charge or at low cost to shelters, rescue groups, and grass roots groups who request it...

""Petware," its animal shelter management software. The ASPCA distributes it free of charge to shelters..." (Dog Fancy, October 2003, 41).

Commercial Sites

4M Dog Books "Everything in dog books"; lots of choices
4 Pets and People best quality leather harnesses, collars, and leashes
Angel Ashes pet urns
Animal Network Shopping books & magazines
Biogroom Lido-Med gel and spray to relieve itching
Books - Alpine
Breed Mate pedigree software for dogs, cats, horses and other animals. See "World Pedigrees" above
Breeders Choice specialty dog foods like AVO-Derm
Buddy Glow Ball "It's Rescue's favorite ball, and the one that got her into the water for the first time. She "chases" the small one (there are two sizes and the small one is easier for them to grasp while in the water) around the top of the water and amuses herself endlessly this way" (Nancy Tucker, Toller-l)
Cherrybrook "the ultimate in dog and cat supplies"
Clicker Karen Pryor's site for supplies
CoolSpot 2000 amazing relief for hot spots; recommended on Toller-l
Country Dog Bakery all-natural treats for dogs with special dietary needs
Dapper Dog dress your dog in style; see their bow ties
Dog Breed Gift Products
Dog Friendly lists hotels, motels and restaurants that accepts dogs. Also lists dog events, dog parks and dog beaches (Howard Johnsons and La Quinta are listed in San Antonio)
Dog Toys browse by breed
Dog Treasures dog-related antiques
Doggie Shades 5 sizes, 7 styles
Doggles dog sunglasses to protect from sunburn - "your dog ride with his head out the car window? Motorcycle? Truck? Sensitive to bright light? Run through brush? Hang out on the beach or ski resorts? Fashion minded? Eye disorders (such as Pannus)?
DogWise dog book reviews & sales
Drs. Foster & Smith pet supplies and vet. advice and free pet newsletters
Farnam Pet Products brand products and pet care tips
Fetch & Flash Ball very enticing (Nancy Tucker, Toller-l)
For Pet Lovers gifts by breed
Friendly Fence a virtually invisible, incredibly strong pet fence that safely keeps your dog and/or cat within a designated area without the use of electric wires or unattractive and costly fencing
Front and Finish sport of amateur dog training and associated performance events - Obedience, Agility, Field, Flyball, Freestyle, Herding, Rally, Tracking, and much much more
Gifts - For Pet Lovers gifts by breed
Handcraft Collars Monks of New Skete get their Volhard collars here
Hotels - Pets Welcome pet-friendly hotels, inns, and campgrounds
How Could You? a letter highlighting the obligation of owners to their dogs
Innocare Joint Formula soft, peanut butter-flavored chews provide 55 milligrams of glucosamine and 400 mg of chondroitin plus key minerals to help maintain dogs' joint health. A month supply for a medium dog is $29.99 to $37.99.
Inobys Pet Health Products oral and joint care products
J.B. Wholesale Pet Supplies catalog of pet supplies
Jeffers Pet good prices on pet supplies, recommended on Cocker-L
Kong, the World of all about how to use
Loopies toys for dogs who get tired of a ball
Max200 obedience and agility equipment
Mighty Mite Dog Gear this site addresses small dogs in performance/sports, a chat forum, and sells tents, dog show carts and dog show products as well as equipment made especially for little dogs
Pets Welcome pet-friendly hotels, inns, and campgrounds
Probiotics - Dr. Goodpet
Probiotics and natural supplements - B-Naturals
ProCalm - for when the dog freaks out or home-alone days. Relieves stress without sedation by using a natural amino acid found in teas -- lowers blood pressure and increases the brain's production of seratonin, the chemical responsible for feelings of contentment (1-888-411-7387)
SeaCure "Originally developed for malnourished children in South America, Seacure hydrolyzed fish protein has become the dietary supplement product of choice by physicians and nutritionists, providing high quality protein and supporting intestinal health and healing" - recommended by Whole Dog Journal
Sea-Yu Odor Eliminator not an air freshener, it "encapsulates and naturally biodegrades the source of foul-smelling airborne molecules while leaving no odor of its own"
Sherpa Pet Carriers closeouts, books, clothing, edibles, equipment, gifts, cards, toys, health, beauty products
That Pet Place catalog of pet supplies for less
Triple Pet Toothpaste - controls tartar with natural vanilla flavor, tea tree oil, and no sugar (stevia, an herb, does the sweetening).
Wag'n Tails
Wellness Brand - Old Mother Hubbard

Dog Abbreviations

AFC (prefix) = Amateur Field Trial Champion (AKC)
AKC = American Kennel Club
AJP (suffix) = Excellent Agility Jumpers w/ weaves "A" Preferred
AX (suffix) = Agility Excellent (AKC)
AXJ (suffix) = Agility Excellent Jumper (AKC)
AXP (suffix) = Agility Excellent "A" Preferred (AKC)
CD (suffix) = Companion Dog (obedience - AKC)
CDX (suffix) = Companion Dog Excellent (AKC)
Ch. (prefix) = Champion (AKC)
CKC = Canadian Kennel Club
CT (prefix) = Champion Tracker (AKC)
CD (prefix) = Dual Champion (AKC)
FC (prefix) = Field Trial Champion (AKC)
GDSC (prefix) = Gun Dog Stake Champion (AKC)
GFC (prefix) = Grand Field Champion (AKC)
GNCH (prefix) = Grand Nite (hunt) Champion (AKC)
GWCH (prefix) = Grand Water race Champion (AKC)
HC (prefix) = Herding Champion (AKC)
MACH (prefix) = Master Agility Champion (AKC)
NAFC (prefix) = National Amateur Field Champion (AKC)
NAHRA = North American Hunting Retriever Association
NARC = National Amateur Retriever Championship (AKC)
NCH (prefix) = Nite hunt Champion (AKC)
NFC (prefix) = National Field Champion (AKC)
NOC (prefix) = National Obedience Champion (AKC)
NGDC (prefix) = National Gun Dog Champion (AKC)
NOGDC (prefix) = National Open Gun Dog Champion (AKC)
NSDTRC = Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club
OTCH (prefix) = Obedience Trial Champion (AKC)
RGDSC (prefix) = Retrieving Gun Dog Stake Champion (AKC)
TC (prefix) = Triple Champion (AKC)
UD (suffix) = Utility Dog (obedience - AKC)
UDVST (suffix) = Utility Dog Variable Surface Tracking (AKC)
UDX (suffix) = Utility Dog Excellent (AKC)
UKC = United Kennel Club
VCCH (prefix) = Versatile Companion Champion (obedience - AKC)
VCD1 (suffix) = Versatile Champion Dog 1 (obedience - AKC)
VCD2 (suffix) = Versatile Champion Dog 2 (obedience - AKC)
VCD3 (suffix) = Versatile Champion Dog 3 (obedience - AKC)
VCD4 (suffix) = Versatile Champion Dog 4 (obedience - AKC)

AKC Prefix Titles
AKC Suffix Titles

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