Animals in Society Programs (UC-Davis)
The mission of the Center for Companion Animal Health is to provide a core program which encourages, fosters and facilitates programs in all aspects of health, well-being and disease of companion animals.
This page contains information on service and assistance animals used by people with disabilities.On March 15, 2011 the definition of a "service animal" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) changed and now defines a "service animal" as a dog that has been individually trained to do...
Cost of Owning a Dog
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This resource guide walks through a detailed outline of the financial commitment necessary to plan for a beneficial outcome for both dog and the owner(s).
Dogs 'n' Kids - The Safety Centre, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
The Dogs and Kids Program is a web based resource originally developed by The Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre, Melbourne. The Program promotes dog bite prevention and socially responsible dog ownership. A one page promotional flyer with key messages is also available as a...
Dogs In Service
Dogs In Service believes that dogs and humans can have a special bond that promotes a working relationship. Years ago (and in some places even now) dogs had the opportunity to do what they were bred to do. Dogs worked with man all day guarding or herding sheep, hunting, pulling a wagon etc.Dogs...
Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy Ltd.
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is a website that links to an organization that practices Animal Assisted Therapy, Equine Facilitated Counselling and offers Certification and Trainings in Animal Assisted Therapy and Wellness. This organization is located in Alberta Canada.
Guide Dog Schools Resource List
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and...
Healthy Pets Healthy People
Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and...
K-9's & Friends
K-9's & Friends teams are local owners who love sharing their dogs with those in need of canine therapy in the community. They love to visit and share stories and information about the dogs. They are available to do both casual meet and greet visits, as well as informational...
K9 Service Animals
Service animals can be certified to provide a wide range of services for their companions. Not all service animals are hearing or guide dogs. If your dog can come when signaled, then he may qualify as a service animal depending on your disabilities.We certify all animals that meet ADA...
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Cattet
Medical Mutts is a dog training organization specialized in the training Diabetes Alert Dogs, Seizure Dogs as well as Service Dogs for other medical, physical or psychiatric conditions. Medical Mutts is also involved in research in the field of medical detection.
Moving With Pets
| Contributor(s):: Dylan Kaarlsen
When you go new places® every member of your family should be at ease. Cats, dogs and other animals are especially sensitive to moving. The secret to pet relocation is planning. Follow these pointers and ask your Atlas Agent if you have questions. This guide will help prepare you to move...
North Star Therapy Animals
| Contributor(s):: Alison Humphrey
North Star Therapy Animals (NSTA) is a volunteer organization based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. NSTA is comprised of registered therapy animal teams and individuals who are passionate about animal therapy and the benefits that animal therapy brings to our community....
Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal
| Contributor(s):: David Menor
Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...
Pet Your Dog: Dog Breeds
Listings and descriptions of dog breeds.
The Malaysian Animal-Assisted Therapy for the Disabled and Elderly Association (Petpositive) is the first – and only – nationally registered non-profit Society in the country which uses animals to empower the lives of disabled and elderly persons. We work with all pets. We reach out...
Pets by the Numbers
Psych Central: The Truth About Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Brandi-Ann Uyemura
Psych Central features some information about the psychological benefits associated with animal-assisted therapy. Animals have proven to be quite helpful as an adjunct to a therapeutic process. Animal-assisted therapy helps individuals develop motor skills, communication skills, and...
Risks and Benefits to Spaying and Neutering Your Dog
| Contributor(s):: Denise Flaim
Risks and Benefits to Spaying and Neutering Your DogThe growing debate over when – or even if – it is always best to spay or neuter.Resource from Whole Dog Journal:“Pediatric” spay surgery helps shelters adopt puppies quickly. But some experts worry that early spay surgery can cause health...
School Therapy Dogs - Education Professionals Working with Therapy Dogs to Help Kids
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer VonLintel
Working with a therapy dog in a school setting provides a unique set of opportunities and challenges. This website provides information regarding one school counselor's development of elementary school facility dog program. It addresses specific considerations in the risk management of having a...