We can provide you with information to help your pet owning experience or adoption go smoothly.
For the pet owner seeking more information or help with their pet
Click on the following links to view websites that have valuable information for anyone owning a pet or anyone who wants to learn more about animals.
The American Humane Association educates users about healthy relationships between children and animals. There is a special kids’ section and an area for parents’ to learn about volunteer matches, contests, stores, and animal news stories.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) The ASPCA has two sites. The above link connects you to the their main site. It provides users with education and adoption information. It also has ways for users to get involved in the protection of animals.
ASPCA’S Animal Land for Kids The ASPCA also has a children’s site. It has stories, cartoons, contests, and games for kids to learn more about animals and caring for pets. Kids can also submit their questions to members of the ASPCA.
The American Veterinary Medical Association provides recent news in the world of animal medicine. Users have access to recent publications and other educational resources.
The Animal Channel includes photos, videos, and stories about animals. It also offers advice to those interacting and caring for animals.
Carroll County Agriculture This is the Carroll County, Maryland agricultural web site.
Carroll Kennel Club You can teach an old dog new tricks; you just have to know how. Carroll Kennel Club offers obedience classes. Click here for more information, and soon your dog will be a well-mannered companion.
Certified Humane Raised & Handled We are staunch supporters of the family farm and this just might be one of the best ways to promote and strengthen that American way of life.
Days End Horse Farm Rescue (DEHFR) has a variety of beautiful horses that need a good home.
Discovery.com users can be linked to various pages under discovery.com, like The Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel, and TLC (The Learning Channel). Each channel’s pages have information about their upcoming and regularly scheduled shows.
Dog Bite Laws Attorney Kenneth Phillips, nationally renowned for his work with dog bite cases, created this site for dog bite victims, dog owners, and other users researching dog bite laws.
DogFriendly.com Pet Travel Guides and City Guides for Dog/Pet Owners.
Dog Owner’s Guide No animal comes with a manual, but this site comes pretty close. It features articles covering almost any dog-related topic you can imagine, including training tips, advice on choosing a vet, boarding kennel, groomer, or trainer, and general to specific information on canine health. There are also links to sites that sell dog-related gifts, books, and movies.
The Humane Society of the United States connects you to the national organization’s main site. Their goal is to promote the protection of all animals. It has valuable information about adoption and care of pets. A user can also subscribe to its newsletter.
Humane Teens The Youth Education Division of the Humane Society of the United States maintains this site to help teens get involved in protecting the world’s animals. There is information about teen clubs, fun animal facts, and links to other sites.
Humane Related Organizations by Region While the primary mission of shelter & rescue organizations is to care for, and find homes for, stray and surrendered animals, many of these organizations also provide excellent education and support services. Additionally, these groups serve the needs of homeless animals everywhere with low cost spay/neuter programs, free or low cost care and training programs, community education, and more. These organizations have, also, been incubators for some of the most innovative and successful programs to combat overpopulation, abuse/neglect, and other welfare issues.
MetroPets Online MetroPets Online promotes the adoption of homeless animals and the well-being of companion animals in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area through the smart use of Internet technology.
Pet Lover’s Companion Pet Lovers Companion is an all-inclusive “yellow pages” of the pet community.
Pets Welcome Pet owners who love to travel should visit this site. It gives the user pet friendly resorts and vacation places so pets do not have to always stay at home.
PetEducation.com Drs. Foster and Smith’s source for expert pet information.
Petfinder.com search for the pet you want from shelters across the US. Also find a humane society near you, look at a list of breeds currently available, put a pet up for adoption, and more.
rec.pets.cats FAQ Homepage Rec.pets.cats (the Usenet group) offers a variety of FAQs (frequently asked questions) to answer general questions people have about cats.
JustDogBreeds.com JustDogBreeds.com has written up the pluses and minuses of over 150 dog breeds so you can quickly find out the good and bad points about every popular breed, and discover whether the particular dog you are considering has the personality and physical characteristics you want in a dog.
Feral Cats | The Humane Society of the United States What is a feral cat? How do they survive? What can I do to help? Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions about feral cats.
Doggone Safe Doggone Safe – A Non-Profit resource of dog bite prevention – education programs for schools, parents and workers.
Metro Ferals Low cost S/N Clinic in Eldersburg for truly Feral Cats in Haveaheart Traps Only
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service Lots of great information about Maryland’s animals and the laws governing them.
KEYSTONE Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS) group is a useful resource (education, training, support) for those adopting shelter animals and wanting to pursue pet therapy opportunities.
These links are provided by the HSCC as a public service and can never replace the advice of your veterinarian. The HSCC and the makers of this website are not responsible for any harm to/from any animal.
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