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: http://8StateKate.net

Rebecca Lynch, KPA CTP: http://k9Clicking.com

Noah’s Wish: http://NoahsWish.info

The Humane Society of Louisiana: http://humanela.org

Shutterfly: http://Shutterfly.com

Getting a Dog

Finding a Good Dog Breeder: http://dogtime.com/finding-a-good-breeder.html

Learn more about puppy mills:

http://AnimalFolksmn.org

http://aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills

http://mainlinerescue.org

http://mainlinerescue.org/puppy-mills/puppys_parents

Choosing a Veterinarian

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): http://avma.org

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA): http://ahvma.org

AHVMA Member Referral Search: http://holisticvetlist.com

The American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA): http://animalchiropractic.org

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH): http://theavh.org

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS): http://ivas.org

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute: http://animalacupressure.com

Records Section

Learn more about how to prevent inappropriate biting at http://doggonesafe.com

Learn more about finding a good dog trainer at http://apdt.com/petowners/choose/default.aspx

Don’t assume you can learn to train your dog just from watching TV: http://apdt.com/petowners/choose/tvtrain.aspx)

Find more information on “Nothing in Life is Free” (NILIF) practices at http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm

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 http://doggonesafe.com

Find helpful information about clicker training at http://clickertraining.com

To use your new clicker training skills, look up “101 Things to Do with a Box” at http://clickertraining.com/node/167

Learn more about Tellington Touch (TTouch) methods at http://TellingtonTouch.com

Learn more about dog food and find the right food for your dog at http://dogfoodanalysis.com

Learn more about itching and skin problems at http://aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/dog-care-allergies.html  and http://herbsmithinc.com/dogclearallergies.asp

Search for dogs in need of homes at http://Petfinder.com

Ways that you can help rescued animals:

Look online for a transport group in your area, such as the Midwest Rapid Transit group at http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/MidwestRapidTransit

Click daily for free food donations to shelters at http://theanimalrescuesite.com

Find more ideas and information on “Helping to Rescue” at http://www.8statekate.net/wordpress/?page_id=8

Dogs with arthritis may benefit from a supplement like Cosequin http://nutramaxpet.com or Dog-Gone Pain http://doggonepain.com

Learn about Reiki at http://reikifurbabies.com and http://shelteranimalreikiassociation.org

Mask loud noises with a white noise machine (i.e. from http://sleepwellbaby.com)

Separation anxiety:

I’ll Be Home Soon!: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety, by Patricia McConnell http://PatriciaMcConnell.com

Find more helpful tips at http://www.aspcabehavior.org/articles/40/Separation-Anxiety.aspx

Your dog may benefit from Rescue Remedy for Pets http://rescueremedy.com/pets, other plant and flower essences like Calm Shen from Herbsmith, Inc. http://herbsmithinc.com, or synthetic pheromones such as Comfort Zone http://petcomfortzone.com

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 http://petsitters.org

Learn more about what to look for in a dog day care at http://canismajor.com/dog.daycare.html

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 http://rescueremedy.com/pets, Calm Shen from Herbsmith, Inc. http://herbsmithinc.com, or Comfort Zone http://petcomfortzone.com 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 http://TuridRugaas.com

Learn more about finding help with dog behavior problems at http://iaabc.org and http://www.aspcabehavior.org/articles/32/Finding-Professional-Help.aspx

Learn about animal communication and find a consultant at http://animaltalk.net/consultlist.htm

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 http://JoyfulPaws.com

Helpful information for dogs with cancer is provided by The Morris Animal Foundation http://curecaninecancer.org and The Pet Cancer Foundation http://Petcancerfoundation.org

Learn about food, house and garden items that are dangerous for your dog at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control

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 http://dogsdeservebetter.org

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: http://aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/dog-fighting/breed-specific-legislation.html

Preparing for and grieving the loss of a companion animal:

Spirits in Transition http://SpiritsinTransition.org 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 http://goodgriefpetloss.com

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

Resources Section

This section includes information provided by Noah’s Wish http://NoahsWish.info

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 http://FindToto.com

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 http://missingpetpartnership.org

What a Microchip Is and How to Use One

Microchip Basics:

You may register your dog’s microchip information in a central directory: http://petlink.net

Microchip Frequency and Universal Scanners

The American Animal Hospital Association’s Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool http://petmicrochiplookup.org 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 http://checkthechip.com 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 http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert to find out about hazards that may threaten your community.

Dog Disaster Supply Kit Checklist

Harnesses and martingale collars may be purchased at http://Petwearusa.com

Help for Animals in a Disaster Situation 

More info at http://www.noahswish.org/programs/

Disaster Preparedness Resources

Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART): http://BasicAnimalRescueTraining.org

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): http://citizencorps.gov/cert

Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS, of United Animal Nations): http://UAN.org

MuttShack Animal Rescue Foundation: http://MuttShack.org

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS): http://PetSitters.org

NAPPS provides a free downloadable quick reference for emergency planning at http://petsitters.org/docs/DisPrepFlier.pdf and the free, downloadable “Emergency Planning Guide for Pet Owners” at http://petsitters.org/cfincludes/MemberCenter/pdfs/DPPetOwner.pdf 

Petfinder Animal Emergency Response Network: http://disaster.petfinder.com/emergency/

Resources for Activities to Enjoy with Your Dog

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

American Kennel Club (AKC): http://www.akc.org/

American Mixed Breed Obedience Registration (AMBOR): http://ambor.us

Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA): http://asca.org

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

Canadian Kennel Club (CKC): http://www.ckc.ca

Also for Canadians: Canada’s Guide to Dogs http://canadasguidetodogs.com

United Kennel Club (UKC): http://www.ukcdogs.com

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

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

Agility:

General Information http://affordableagility.com/learning/the-organizations.htm

Canine Performance Events, Inc. (CPE) http://k9cpe.com

North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) http://nadac.com

United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) http://usdaa.com

Carting, Draft Work:

Good general information at http://dogworks.com

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

Dancing with Your Dog:

Canine Freestyle Federation, Inc. http://canine-freestyle.org

Musical Dog Sport Association http://musicaldogsport.org

World Canine Freestyle Organization http://worldcaninefreestyle.org

Disc Dogs:

General information at http://discdoggin.com/OrgLinks.html   

Search online for a local club in your area.

Dock Dogs:

http://dockdogs.com

Earthdogs:

http://earthdog.net/forum

Herding:

All Breed North American Stockdog Clubs: http://stockdog.com/clubs/usorg.htm

AHBA: http://ahba-herding.org

Hunting/ Field Trials:

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America: http://aftca.org

Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. http://birddogfoundation.com

http://fielddog.com

http://fieldtrialnews.com

Search and Rescue (SAR):

American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA): http://ardainc.org

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR): http://nasar.org

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation: http://searchdogfoundation.org

Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States (SARDUS): http://sardogsus.org

Skijoring:

http://skijornow.com

Therapy Dogs:

Delta Society Pet Partners: http://deltasociety.org

Love on a Leash: http://loveonaleash.org

Therapy Dogs International (TDI): http://tdi-dog.org

Therapy Dogs, Inc.: http://therapydogs.com

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

Older Dogs:

Grey Muzzle Organization: Helping homeless senior dogs http://greymuzzle.org

Old Dog Paws: http://olddogpaws.com

Old Dogs: Taking care of older dogs http://informativeguide.com/agingdogs

Sanctuary for Senior Dogs: http://sanctuaryforseniordogs.org

Senior Dog Project: Looking out for older dogs http://srdogs.com

Top Dog Foundation: http://topdogfoundation.org

Dogs with Different Abilities:

Blind Dogs: http://blinddogs.com

Deaf Dog Education Action Fund: http://deafdogs.org

Deaf Dog Owners: http://catatonic.freeservers.com/penny/deafdogs.html

Deaf Dogs Atlas: http://deafdogsatlas.com

Dodger’s List: Disc disease support and education http://dodgerslist.com

Eddie’s Wheels: Help for handicapped pets http://eddieswheels.com

Handicapped Pets: http://handicappedpets.com

Pets with Disabilities: http://petswithdisabilities.org

Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary: http://rollingdogranch.com  

Tripawds: Resource center for 3-legged tripod dogs http://tripawds.com 

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