Other Websites of Interest
Rocket Dog Rescue - is a San Francisco Bay Area dog rescue organization run by a group of dedicated volunteers. We save dogs from death at over-crowded shelters and find them loving, happy homes.
Oldies Club - Helping old dogs find loving homes..Homes & volunteers needed across the UK.
Lisa Berry at Cheeky Little Prints offers a unique jewellery service for your pet
Artsy - Inside the weird and wonderful world of Pet Portraits and a wider range of artwork from around the world
Guide to Pet-Safe House Plants.....informative and practical advice
How Pets Can Prevent Substance Abuse -Spending time with a pet, whether it’s a walk in the park, or playing with a laser pointer in the living room, shows kids they can have fun without drugs or alcohol.
Vaping Around Pets - Are e-cigs toxic for them ?
The Simple Dollar offers a wide range of articles calculating the lifetime cost of pet ownership as well as other issues in their updated 2017 Pet Cost Guide
This Redfin article offers good tips about how to prepare your house for bringing home a rescue pet.
Veronica Kannen kindly emailed her experience:
"Bringing Pringles home for the first time was so much because he was so spooked. It took him about a month to be totally relaxed, the cat didn't help either ..... she's kind of a bully. One thing though that really stressed me out was that he didn't poop for almost two days. And like, searching everywhere online most places said he would have to soon or it might be explosive when I was at work. I found this article about how to help when a pup gets backed up that really saved me and my carpet. I actually gave him some warm chicken broth and also some pumpkin and chicken mash and it was almost instantly successful. I know some people have the opposite issue but I figure the tip can help since it's just simple foods.
Once we cleared that obstacle it was really just keeping him feeling loved and relaxed in his new home (even though my cat Sushi was honestly awful to him) I made my bedroom home base and let him relax without her meddling. I found this article on transitioning a pup into a new space also pretty helpful since it's focused on older dogs and Pringles is around five. With lots of love and treats he warmed up a bunch it just was a bit of a process, hope these can help others like me who are adopting older pups since labs are just so sweet."
Puppyleaks and Pethelpful are informative websites with blogs, articles and useful tips
Pet Care in High-rise Flats and Apartments. Tips and resources are available here
Petful.com - is a great resource of information, recipes and articles
Ageing In Place - Having a pet can improve the quality of life
Pet Safety – A Review of Pet Safety at Home and Out of Town
Dog Samaratins - a dog rescue charity based in Church Stretton, Shropshire, UK
Battersea Cats' and Dogs' Home - is London's largest Rehoming Centre for cats and dogs
Best Friends - works to rescue pets and supports adoption. (Based in USA )
Sussex German Shepherd Rescue - re homing of dogs across UK
Expertise - offers a home safety guide for pet owners
Aqua Dogs - Canine Hydrotherapy Centre based in Caerphilly
Pet Blood Bank UK - Charity for vets and pet owners
Animal Search UK - is the leading search service for missing pets in Britain
Hope Rescue - is a registered charity established in 2005. Primarily a co- ordinating rescue. Most of their work involves moving dogs from 'put to sleep' or 'emergency' situations. They secure rescue spaces for these dogs with reputable rescues such as the Dogs Trust, Blue Cross and RSPCA
Guide Dogs - You don’t need to have lost all your sight, or to be registered as blind or partially-sighted for Guide Dogs to help you.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People - is a national UK charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to household sounds and danger signals such as the alarm clock, doorbell and smoke alarm
RSPCA - the oldest welfare charity and the first to introduce a law to protect animals and work hard to ensure that all animals can live free from pain and suffering
Blue Cross - How this animal welfare charity helps: "Pets are at the heart of everything we do. Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. Meanwhile, our Education and Behaviour Teams prepare future pet owners to take responsibility and look after their pets for life"
No-Smoke - has many informative articles about the harmful effects of second-hand smoke to pets
PDSA - This charity offers reduced cost and free veterinary care for pets in need, subject to eligibility
Cats and Canines - is a 100% Australian owned and operated business which specialises in quality natural pet food,treats and health care products at affordable prices
The Cinnamon Trust- is the only specialist UK national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems and sometimes injustices faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets
Cats Protection - is the UK's leading feline welfare charity. Their vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs
Cat Chat - their online homing services are given free of charge to rescue centres large and small.They also help vet practices to find homes for cats left in their care
Pet Friendly Holidays/Resources in UK
The Dog Trust - a national UK charity whose mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction
Greyhounds4me - supports many greyhound charities in their fundraising
Global Greyhound Walk - is an annual dog-walking event that brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds and to show the public just what wonderful pets they make
LurcherSos Rescue - a UK charity whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and home abused, abandoned and neglected Lurchers, Greyhounds and Sighthounds
Greyhound Compassion - a charity that raises money for greyhounds and galgos ( Spanish greyhound) in UK, Ireland and Spain. They aim to raise awareness of the breed's plight and the long shadow cast by the racing and gambling industries
The Pet Charity - this is a one-stop site for information and guidance on keeping pets both large and small. All information is put together by experts and endorsed by pet-keeping organisations so the right advice will enable a good pet search. Care sheets, guidance and useful links are available.