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General Animal Resources

American Kennel Club (AKC) Individuals and breeders can manager their dog and litter information on line through their record keeping service. AKC events, training resources and recovery services are just some of the services they offer. www.akc.org

The American Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA) The ASPCA provides effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. They provide local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty. www.spca.com

Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. Located at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends.

Most of the animals who find their way to Best Friends have special physical or behavioral needs, and our expert staff of veterinarians, trainers and caregivers offer them all the help they require. Most of them are ready to go to good new homes after just a few weeks of special care. A few, who are too old or too sick, or who have suffered extra trauma, find a home and haven at the sanctuary, and are given loving care for the rest of their lives. www.bestfriends.org

The Delta Society promotes the human/animal bond and is helping to lead the world in advancing human health and well-being through positive interactions with animals. They assist people throughout the world become healthier and happier by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. www.deltasociety.org

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. They work to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make a more humane world. They are the lead disaster relief agency for animals, and they provide direct care for thousands of animals at their sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics. www.hsus.org

Animal Energetics

Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) is a holistic approach using energy and intention to influence the health and well-being of animals. Energetic techniques are taught to individuals interested in assisting our animals through their life’s journey. Workshop participants work hands-on with dogs and horses where each participant learns the basics of how we can assist animals with their health and well-being, their behavioral issues and their physical, mental or emotional healing process. www.healingtouchforanimals.com

Tellington Ttouch Training™ (TTouch) a method based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body. The intent of the TTouch is to activate the function of the cells and awaken cellular intelligence. TTouch is a holistic approach to animal health care, behavior and training for your horse, dog, cat or other pet. www.ttouch.com

Animal Products

Cat Fence-In™ has been dedicated to keeping cats safe in their yards since 1990. Using their unique design, Cat Fence-In™ stops cats from climbing over fences and up trees. www.catfencein.com

Dogwise offers the widest variety of positive-method dog books and products. Titles include works on individual breeds, activities, health and nutrition. www.dogwise.com

Animal Recovery

Petfinder.com is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of over 10,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico. Petfinder’s mission is to use Internet technology and the resources it can generate to increase public awareness of the availability of high-quality adoptable pets and increase the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America to the extent that the euthanasia of adoptable pets is eliminated. www.petfinder.com

Pet Finders is a nationwide search and alert service serving communities for the past 20 years. www.petfindersalert.com

Pets Missing in Action Pet Classifieds have helped lost pets find their way home for over 10 years. Their free listings section is a do-it-yourself classified ad system where you can post a free ad about your lost or found pet. www.pmia.com

Veterinarians

The American Association of Housecall and Mobile Veterinarians is an organization dedicated to assisting all pets in getting the highest quality veterinary care possible. In many cases, pets cannot easily be transported to a local clinic; they can help find a veterinarian that will come to you. www.housecallvets.org

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) explores and supports alternative and complementary approaches to veterinary healthcare, and is dedicated to integrating all aspects of animal wellness in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Individuals can search for a holistic vet by state, modality and type of service. www.ahvma.org

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 78,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA offers information on pet loss support groups, allied groups and on-line grief and loss resources. www.avma.org

Cold River Veterinary Center emphasizes a holistic approach to animal health providing nutritional therapy, acupuncture non-toxic cancer therapies, BioMedical Profiles, homeopathic remedies, glandular, vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements. In addition they reach clients and veterinarians around the country through mail and telephone consultations. www.crvetcenter.com

Greg Ugarte, D.V.M. incorporates an integrative approach, combining the best of holistic therapies along with conventional medicine, recommending the best treatment for your animal. The therapies incorporated in this practice include Veterinary Acupuncture, Chiropractics, Osteopathy, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Homeopathy, Herbs, and others. www.veterinaryoptions.com

Holistic Vet Center provides individualized holistic plans for your pet to achieve optimal health. Holistic Vet Center specializes in Animal Rehabilitation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Tuina (the Chinese form of medical manipulation), Veterinary Spinal Manipulation/Chiropractic and Homeopathy. House Call Service and Home Euthanasia services are also available. www.holistic-vet-center.com

Limehouse Veterinary Clinic of Holistic Medicine offers acupuncture by veterinarians certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), homeopathy, Chinese and Western herbal therapy, musculoskeletal manipulation (by doctors having been trained by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association), and nutritional counseling, as well as conventional veterinary care. www.limehousevet.com

Miscellaneous

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. Their mission is to enhance the human-dog relationship by educating trainers, other animal professionals and the public and advocating dog-friendly training. www.apdt.com

Equine Affaire produces the nation’s leading educational horse expositions with annual events in the Northeast, the Midwest, and the West. Each Equine Affaire offers opportunities to learn, shop, and network for horse enthusiasts from amateurs to seasoned professionals. www.equineaffaire.com

Info Horse is an online directory for horse lovers of all kinds. Info Horse is loaded with all kinds of great information. www.infohorse.com

The Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets (The NHFP) is a non-profit organization devoted to the provision of hospice care for terminally ill or dying companion animals. www.pethospice.org

Pet Sitters International is the most highly recognized advocate for and the most respected authority on pet sitters throughout the world. It is made possible through their dedicated employees, their superior educational resources, and their passion and respect for the pet-sitting profession. www.petsit.com

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