Here is our list of over 50 dog associations and resources.
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Emergency Dog Care
You can call Poison Helpline if your dog eats something poisonous. There is a $75 fee per incident.
The Red Cross teaches dog emergency care in a 35 minute online course. The course covers vital signs, breathing and cardiac emergencies, seizures, and more.
Best Dog Training Certifications
Dog training that offers a six month program with a time commitment of about 10-20 hours per week.
Dog training with training above and beyond what other programs offer.
Best Dog Associations
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 to prevent cruelty to animals! Their mission is the same today as it was then. You can support them, become a member, or check out dogs for adoption in various areas on their website.
The AKC Rescue is a non-profit founded in 1884! They endeavor to provide information about dog training, dog breeds, dog sports, and responsible dog ownership.
The International Association of Canine Professionals provides resources such as dog training, and health care to dog owners.
The American Canine Association, Inc. ( ACA) is the world’s largest dog registry.
MSPCA hosts a library of information on disaster preparedness, home insurance, and poison control.
Dog Rescues, Shelters and Adoption Resources
Best Friends is the largest sanctuary for homeless animals; provides adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs.
Breeders.net is the largest directory of North American Purebred Dog Breeders.
Adopt-a-Pet.com is a website where shelters, rescues, and private owners list their pets for adoption.
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. A directory of nearly 11,000 animal shelters across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Shelter Pet Project can be used to search, meet, and adopt a pet. The rescue or shelter will walk you through their adoption process.
Animal League is the leader of the No-Kill movement and raises awareness about the plight of homeless animals.
Dog training associations
The APDT is where you will find the advice, support, and training you need. They also have an annual APDT Conference and Trade Show.
Use this website to search if your Dog Trainer is a USDT member and if they are a trusted and verified professional.
Highland Canine Training is recommended as the dog trainer of choice by veterinarians, military organizations, and other industry professionals.
Service Dog Associations
Canine Partners for Life is an organization dedicated to training service dogs to assist individuals who have physical and cognitive disabilities.
This organization is focused on providing service dogs to children worldwide no matter their disability.
Assistance Dogs International is a worldwide coalition of non-profit programs that train and place assistance dogs.
Provides trained service dogs for disabled HM Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel in need of assistance.
Provide guide dogs for those with vision loss.
ATD provides testing, certification, registration, support, and insurance for members who volunteer with therapy dogs in animal-assisted activities.
Best Dog Shows
Dog Sport Association
MDSA is an international organization dedicated to the sport of canine freestyle which also offers live and video events for dog owners.
NASDA offers an opportunity for all dogs to engage in scent games previously open to only a select few breeds and working dogs.
The Club hosts the iconic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second-longest sporting event in the U.S.
The National Dog Show takes place in mid-November and is broadcast nationwide each year on Thanksgiving Day.
The Puppy Bowl is an annual television program that mimics American football using puppies. The program wants to raise awareness about adopting pets.
Best Dog Products
Barkbox is a customized box of themed toys and treats for your pup that you can buy monthly.
Recently I found the best price for Blanco’s heartworm medicine on Petco’s website. It was significantly lower than in other places.
Tractive sells GPS trackers for dog owners to always see their dog’s location wherever they are in the world.
SmartTag offers ID tags and microchips which include free lifetime registration.
ThunderShirt is vet recommended and already used by millions of dogs and cats to feel calmer in stressful situations.
Best Dog Health Websites
PetMD provides the most accurate, reliable, up-to-date pet health information to help you navigate the everyday ups and downs of pet parenting.
Merck Manual provides reliable information that you need to know that relates to your dog’s health.
The Bark offers a wide range of helpful information to dog owners that is written by canine nutritionists.
Whole Dog Journal offers information about complementary therapies like chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture for dog owners.
Holistic Dog Wellness
The Natural Pet Doctor provides honest expert holistic veterinary care to optimize your pet’s natural health.
A wellness company for dog owners that specializes in nutrition, massage, and kinesiology care.
This site lists holistic vets and my article tells you how to find a holistic vet.
Best YouTube Channels for Dog Owners
Zak George provides various ways of dog training on his YouTube channel.
Funniest Dog YouTube Channels
Maymo is a seriously funny lemon beagle dog made famous by his extremely cute and derpy activities.
Maya Polar Bear is spreading love and happiness on its YouTube channel with almost 1.89 subscribers.
Misc Dog Resources
A website that helps dog owners figure out what breed their rescue dog is.
Bring Fido can be used to search pet-friendly hotels and pup-approved restaurants around the globe.
Dogster offers guidance straight from the teachings of respected vets and trainers.
Puppyhood by Purina is a compilation of all the best dog training advice for new dog owners.
A resource for grieving the loss of a dog with a Quality of Life assessment to help you know when it’s time.