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These are links about pet organizations, boarding and grooming organizations, veterinarian associations and much more.
- Adopting a Pet/General Pet Care Information
- Boarding & Grooming
- Disaster Preparedness
- Lost and Missing Pets
- Pet Health
- Pet Loss
- Pet Travel

Adopting a Pet/General Pet Care Information

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Humane Association
    The mission of the American Humane Association, as a network of individuals and organizations, is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society.
  • ASPCA
    APSCA’s website offers valuable resources regarding disaster preparation, animal shelters, animal poison control centers, and humane education. Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA provides national leadership in humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control.
  • Humane Society of the United States
    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, with more than seven million members and constituents. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals that strives to protect all animals through legislation, education, advocacy, and field work. The HSUS is the nation’s most important advocate for animal care, providing care and homes to more pets than any other national animal protection organization in the United States.

Boarding & Grooming

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Boarding Kennel Association
    ABKA boards dogs & cats and provides pet daycare services for over 15 million pets each year. ABKA is the non-profit trade organization for over 3000 pet care service businesses in the United States and around the world. ABKA members commit to a Code of Ethics and Pet Owners’ Bill of Rights to ensure that all pets in their kennels receive loving care. ABKA’s website provides a pet service locator that links to kennels, pet boarding, and grooming services.
  • International Professional Groomers Association
    IPG, Inc. is an international nonprofit organization, which is the culmination of the cooperative efforts of professional pet groomers to upgrade and benefit their industry. One of its major purposes is to provide respectable, voluntary testing of applicants in order to certify their pet grooming skills.
  • National Association of Professional Dog Walkers
    The National Association of Professional Dog Walkers is a national non-profit organization that strives to support and educate professional dog walkers. NAPDW offers courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of their professional walkers, and strives to provide enthusiastic, reliable dog-walkers to the public.
  • National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
    The NAPPS homepage provides a helpful “pet sitter” locator for pet sitting services in the U.S. and Canada: type in your 5-digit zip code to view a list of professional pet sitters in your area. The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1989 to promote excellence among pet sitters and to serve as a voice for the expanding pet industry.
  • National Dog Groomers Association of America
    The National Dog Groomers Association of America has worked with groomers throughout the world promoting and encouraging professionalism and education in order to upgrade the image of the pet grooming profession.



Disaster Preparedness

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Disaster Preparedness: ASPCA
    This site offers disaster preparedness information for animals. Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA provides national leadership in humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control.
  • Disaster Preparedness: HSUS
    This site offers disaster preparedness information for animals. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has worked since 1954 to promote the protection of all animals. With nearly ten million members and constituents, the HSUS is the nation’s largest and most powerful animal protection organization.

Lost and Missing Pets

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
    The Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization existing to help homeless and abandoned animals find permanent, loving homes. We are also doing our part to end the pet overpopulation crisis by spaying or neutering every animal in our care prior to offering it for adoption.
  • Missing Pet Network
    The MPN is a group of volunteers sponsored by the USDA Animal Care Office, who help people find missing pet animals.

Pet Health

Government and State Resources

  • CDC: Healthy Pets
    Learn what diseases your pet and other animals can carry. Tips on how to keep yourself, your family, and your pets healthy are included. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Animal Hospital Association
    The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association of more than 32,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. Established in 1933, AAHA is widely respected among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care.
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
    The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association is an organization whose purpose is to function as a forum for the exploration of alternative and complementary areas of health care in veterinary medicine.
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 75,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. AVMA’s website offers animal health brochures, disaster preparedness tips for household pets, and publicity for events such as National Pet Wellness Month and Pet Health Week.
  • Animal Poison Control Center
    The Animal Poison Control Center Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: (888) 426-4435. Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA provides national leadership in humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control.
  • First Aid: American Red Cross
    A list of basic first aid procedures and info for pets. Be sure to contact your vet if you have any questions regarding your pet’s health. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  • Healthypet’s Hospital Locator
    Healthypet's Hospital Locator assists you in locating an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital anywhere in the United States or Canada. If you are planning to move or travel with your pet, look up an AAHA-accredited hospital near your destination so that you’ll be prepared when your pet needs medical attention.

Pet Loss

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
    Offers info on euthanasia, bereavement, pet loss hotline directory and support groups. This is a nonprofit association of concerned people who are experienced and knowledgeable in the tender subject of pet death.
  • Coping with the Death of Your Pet
    This article from the Humane Society of the United States offers information on the grieving process. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has worked since 1954 to promote the protection of all animals. With nearly ten million members and constituents, the HSUS is the nation’s largest and most powerful animal protection organization.
  • International Association of Pet Cemeteries
    The IAOPCC (International Association Of Pet Cemeteries & Crematories) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of pet cemeteries everywhere through public awareness programs.
  • Understanding your feelings of loss when your animal dies
    This article from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers information on the grieving process. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 73,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.

Pet Travel

Government and State Resources

  • USDA - Veterinary Service Area Offices
    You may need to visit these offices to receive a travel health certificate for your pet. Veterinary Services Area Offices carry out the VS mission at the state level across the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Caring for Pets When You Travel - HSUS
    The Humane Society offers several articles dedicated to the topic of pets and travel. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has worked since 1954 to promote the protection of all animals.

For-profit Sites

  • Pet Travel Center
    PetTravelCenter.com is an Internet company and online community that features accommodation info, travel tips, articles and more.
  • PetsWelcome.com
    A for-profit site that features lodging listings and top travel tips.

For-profit Sites - Airlines

This is a list of links to the pet travel rules and regulations of different airlines:

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