Furthering Your Doggie Knowledge: Nine Great Online Canine Resources
Part of the Dogs All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet
The online world is full of great resources aimed at keeping you up-to-date on doggie developments, whether it’s about finding and socializing a dog, health issues, or locating someone to dogsit or groom your pooch.
Here are nine of the most useful Web sites for dogs and those who love them:
American Kennel Club: The official breed organization for the U.S. maintains a large repository of all sorts of dog information. A great place to explore all the different breeds the club recognizes.
American Veterinary Medical Association: A huge resource for vets and dog owners, with sections covering finding vets, scientific education issues, and a huge amount of information related to animal health.
The Bark: Online version of this New Yorker-for-dogs publication, featuring high-quality articles about all things related to what they call dog culture.
Dogfriendly: A must for those planning to travel with a dog. Features state-by-state and city-by-city links to pet-friendly hotels, motels, and activity centers all over the U.S.
Dogster: A kind of social networking site for dogs, where your dog can strut his stuff with pictures and info you write — and meet other pooches in your area and beyond.
Dogster’s For the Love of Dog Blog: An entertaining read for those wanting dog news and such, brought to you by the people at Dogster.
Petfinder: This service matches homeless animals with prospective adoptive owners, boasting 13 million adoptions since 1995. You enter your ZIP code and get a list of adoptable dogs in your local area.
Pet Sitters International: Going strong for 15 years, this site aims to match up pet sitters with those needing that service. Entering your ZIP code connects you to pet sitters near you.
National Dog Groomers Association: A great way to discover information on grooming your dog — and find dog grooming professionals in your area.