Resources and Links

We have tried to provide links to reputable resources in the following sections, however,  like all things on the Internet,  we urge you to use common sense and good judgment when using the information you find.  YOU are the best judge of what is good for your dog and we encourage you to consult with your veterinary care giver if you have questions about the health and well being of your pet.

Pennsylvania statewide animal cruelty hot line
(866) 601-SPCA
Military Foster Sites
Guardian Angels For Soldiers Pet
PACT for Animals
Dogs on Deployment
Looking for temporary foster care for your pets?
Click here for more information

Topics

  1. PA Dog License Information
  2. Canine Healthcare and Nutrition
  3. Training & Obedience
  4. Dog Behavior & Behavior Issues
  5. Lost Pet Links
  6. Pet Loss & Grieving
  7. Other Rescue sites
  8. General
  9. Education (for humans)
  10. Veterinary Schools and Colleges
  11. Puppy Mills
  12. Veterinary Expense Aid

Canine Healthcare and Nutrition

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center  1-888-426-4435 – a $65.00 fee may be applied to credit card
American Veterinary Medical Assoc.
Healthy Pet – sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Assoc.
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
AltVetMed – alternative medicine for animals
Vet Info – contains many resources and information on dog and cat health. Includes Encyclopedia of Canine Veterinary Medical Information.

Training and Obedience

All 4 Paws Dog Training
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
National Assoc. of  Dog Obedience Instructors
Sue Sternberg – well respected trainer and shelter professional
Truly Dog-Friendly Trainers (search by state)
Main Line Deputy Dog  (Dedicated to helping people with physical challenges train their own dogs to become fully certified service dogs.)
Leigh Siegfried
Your Dog and You – Christine Nolan who has helped our organization repeatedly with some of our dogs

Dog Behavior and Behavior Issues

Animal Behavior Society – certifies Applied Animal Behaviorists meeting its criteria
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Dog Bites – Dog bites are a very serious situation, and we encourage those with dogs in the home and those considering adopting or rescuing to seek education about how dangerous situations involving dogs can be avoided. This article may do a bit of unintentional finger pointing, but it still illustrates an important point: in the majority of cases, there are warning signs that precede a bite and they are rarely unprovoked. This is a good starting point to learn more about animal behavior and how recognizing certain warning signs may avoid bite situations.

Lost Pet Links

Pet Guardian Angels of America
Missing Pet Network – The MPN is a group of volunteers sponsored by the USDA Animal Care Office, who help people find missing pet animals. They accept no money, make no endorsements, and use no advertising.
Dog Owner’s Guide Lost Pet page – tips on how to get your dog back
Operation KONA – Lost and Found Pets across the U.S.

Pet Loss and Grieving  (these links come with a tissue warning)
Your Pets In Heaven – a reflective poem on the loss of a pet
Pet Loss Poem List – a listing of poetry on the topic
Farokh’s Dog Story Page – another tear jerker!
Dealing with the Death of Your Dog

Other Rescue Sites

Breed Rescue Directory
Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance
Labrador Retriever Rescue
Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac
Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization (SPARO) – a temporary home for wayward, abandoned, unwanted or abused Retrievers
Friends of Animals – offers low cost spay/neuter certificates. Check their web site for a participating vet.
Labs4Rescue
Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc.

General

DogVacay – an online community that connects dog lovers to provide services to care for your pet like dog boarding, dog sitting, grooming and a few other services that are coming soon.
ASPCA – American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Labrador Retriever Club – information about the breed standard plus announcements about Club events and activities.
Pet friendly rentals all across the US
Trulia
Zillow
Hotpad
Pet and Animal Emergency Planning
Shopping Green for Your Pet
Guide to Safe House Plants
Moving with Pets – This is a really good article that gives great advice on how to adjust your pet to the area as your moving and how to keep them calm during the move so it’s less hard on them. I think sometimes people think moving might be too hard on their pet when really it’s quite manageable if you do a bit of planning first.
Pet Resume Guide -This helps you create a resume for your pet with fill in the blanks. There are surprising number of places for rent that require something like a pet resume, especially in college towns where most pets get dumped. Sometimes landlords that say no to pets only do so because they’re understandably worried, so even if a place doesn’t require a pet resume it can really help convince a landlord of pet that might be able to be registered as emotional support. People mainly abandon their pets because of a landlord who won’t allow them so anything that might help convince them I think would be extremely helpful.

Education (for humans…)

Community Animal Management (CAM) – The mission of The Center for the Study of Community Animal Management is to provide a better world for animals

Veterinary Schools and Colleges

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges – look here to find a list of all Vet schools, Animal Medical Centers and associated links

Puppy Mills

Hearts United for Animals(HUA)) –  Prisoners of Greed is their affiliate site on the subject.
United Against Puppy Mills

Veterinary Expense Aid

Labrador Life Line (Labrador Retrievers Only)
United Animal Nation
Rose’s Fund for Animals
Help with Vet Bills