Links from the “Not Without My Dog” Book

Live Links from the Not Without My Dog Resource & Record Book

by Jenny Pavlovic

(copyright 2010)

“Jenny Pavlovic combines heartfelt, uplifting Katrina experience with her passion for helping dogs in this important new book. Not Without My Dog provides owners with a customized portable and personal resource filled with empowering, life-saving information.

The URLs alone are priceless!  

— Amy D. Shojai, CABC and author of 23 pet care books including The First-Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats and PETiQuette: Solving behavior problems in your multipet household

Here are the live links from the Not Without My Dog Resource & Record Book

(in order of appearance):

(Click on the link to go to that page. Click on the back arrow or back button to return to this page)


8 State Kate Press:

Rebecca Lynch, KPA CTP:

Noah’s Wish:

The Humane Society of Louisiana:


Getting a Dog

Finding a Good Dog Breeder:

Learn more about puppy mills:

Choosing a Veterinarian

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA):

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA):

AHVMA Member Referral Search:

The American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA):

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH):

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS):

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute:

Records Section

Learn more about how to prevent inappropriate biting at

Learn more about finding a good dog trainer at

Don’t assume you can learn to train your dog just from watching TV:

Find more information on “Nothing in Life is Free” (NILIF) practices at

Learn how to prepare your dog for the arrival of a new baby and learn more about understanding dog body language and dog bite prevention at

Find helpful information about clicker training at

To use your new clicker training skills, look up “101 Things to Do with a Box” at

Learn more about Tellington Touch (TTouch) methods at

Learn more about dog food and find the right food for your dog at

Learn more about itching and skin problems at  and

Search for dogs in need of homes at

Ways that you can help rescued animals:

Look online for a transport group in your area, such as the Midwest Rapid Transit group at

Click daily for free food donations to shelters at

Find more ideas and information on “Helping to Rescue” at

Dogs with arthritis may benefit from a supplement like Cosequin or Dog-Gone Pain

Learn about Reiki at and

Mask loud noises with a white noise machine (i.e. from

Separation anxiety:

I’ll Be Home Soon!: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety, by Patricia McConnell

Find more helpful tips at

Your dog may benefit from Rescue Remedy for Pets, other plant and flower essences like Calm Shen from Herbsmith, Inc., or synthetic pheromones such as Comfort Zone

If you must leave your dog home alone all day, consider hiring a dog sitter to visit and let her out while you’re gone. Learn more at

Learn more about what to look for in a dog day care at

On occasions like the 4th of July when you know your dog will be upset by loud noises, keep her safe inside, away from the commotion. Rescue Remedy for Pets, Calm Shen from Herbsmith, Inc., or Comfort Zone may help calm your dog.

Learn how to give calming signals to your dog by reading Turid Rugaas’ book On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals or exploring her website

Learn more about finding help with dog behavior problems at and

Learn about animal communication and find a consultant at

Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog gives us positive messages about dogs and people with different abilities. Find resources for disabled dogs and learn more about Frankie’s true storybooks at

Helpful information for dogs with cancer is provided by The Morris Animal Foundation and The Pet Cancer Foundation

Learn about food, house and garden items that are dangerous for your dog at

Please do not keep your dog tied outside. A tethered dog is trapped and vulnerable and may develop defensive and dangerous territorial habits. Many states have laws prohibiting you from keeping your dog tethered outside. Learn more at

Laws that, when effectively enforced, have the best chance to make our communities safer include those that prohibit tethering and animal fighting and support licensing, leashing, spaying and neutering and require all owners to control their dogs, regardless of breed. Learn more at:

Preparing for and grieving the loss of a companion animal:

Spirits in Transition believes that supporting a dying animal is an art that can be learned. They help people understand the dying process and provide the best possible care for their animal friends throughout their passing.

Sid Korpi addresses issues surrounding the loss of an animal companion in her book Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss

Other helpful books on this topic include: Saying Goodbye To Your Angel Animals: Finding Comfort After Losing Your Pet by Allen and Linda Anderson and Blessing the Bridge by Rita M. Reynolds

Resources Section

This section includes information provided by Noah’s Wish

What You Can Do Now to Prevent Your Dog from Getting Lost and to Help You Find a Lost Dog

Amber Alert for Pets: I recently learned of an online “amber alert” network for lost pets. I don’t have direct experience with this network, but you can find more information at

The Missing Pet Partnership is a good resource for people who are searching for their lost dog, with helpful pet recovery and “lost dog” poster information on their website

What a Microchip Is and How to Use One

Microchip Basics:

You may register your dog’s microchip information in a central directory:

Microchip Frequency and Universal Scanners

The American Animal Hospital Association’s Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool provides a listing of the microchip manufacturer and indicates whether the chip information is found in one of its participating registries. Chloe Standard’s database displays the microchip manufacturer and contact information. However, not all microchip companies are included in these two databases.

Disaster Preparedness

Contact your area Community Emergency Response Team to find out about hazards that may threaten your community.

Dog Disaster Supply Kit Checklist

Harnesses and martingale collars may be purchased at

Help for Animals in a Disaster Situation 

More info at

Disaster Preparedness Resources

Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART):

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT):

Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS, of United Animal Nations):

MuttShack Animal Rescue Foundation:

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS):

NAPPS provides a free downloadable quick reference for emergency planning at and the free, downloadable “Emergency Planning Guide for Pet Owners” at 

Petfinder Animal Emergency Response Network:

Resources for Activities to Enjoy with Your Dog

(Details provided in the Not Without My Dog Resource & Record Book)

American Kennel Club (AKC):

American Mixed Breed Obedience Registration (AMBOR):

Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA):

All purebred dogs and mixed breed dogs are eligible to compete in performance events.

Canadian Kennel Club (CKC):

Also for Canadians: Canada’s Guide to Dogs

United Kennel Club (UKC):

For kids: Many of the above organizations have special juniors programs. Your local 4-H club may have also programs with dogs


The following organizations focus mainly on one activity. Some of these activities are also offered by the organizations listed above.


General Information

Canine Performance Events, Inc. (CPE)

North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC)

United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)

Carting, Draft Work:

Good general information at

Check with your local breed club (i.e. Newfoundland, Bernese, etc.)

Dancing with Your Dog:

Canine Freestyle Federation, Inc.

Musical Dog Sport Association

World Canine Freestyle Organization

Disc Dogs:

General information at   

Search online for a local club in your area.

Dock Dogs:



All Breed North American Stockdog Clubs:


Hunting/ Field Trials:

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America:

Bird Dog Foundation, Inc.

Search and Rescue (SAR):

American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA):

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR):

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation:

Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States (SARDUS):


Therapy Dogs:

Delta Society Pet Partners:

Love on a Leash:

Therapy Dogs International (TDI):

Therapy Dogs, Inc.:

Resources for Older Dogs and Dogs with Different Abilities (‘Handicapped’ Dogs)

Older Dogs:

Grey Muzzle Organization: Helping homeless senior dogs

Old Dog Paws:

Old Dogs: Taking care of older dogs

Sanctuary for Senior Dogs:

Senior Dog Project: Looking out for older dogs

Top Dog Foundation:

Dogs with Different Abilities:

Blind Dogs:

Deaf Dog Education Action Fund:

Deaf Dog Owners:

Deaf Dogs Atlas:

Dodger’s List: Disc disease support and education

Eddie’s Wheels: Help for handicapped pets

Handicapped Pets:

Pets with Disabilities:

Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary:  

Tripawds: Resource center for 3-legged tripod dogs 

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