A wide variety of resources provided by the AAHA including general pet care information, breed information for anyone searching for the right pet, adoption information, travel and relocation information, along with games, contests, and other fun activities. There is also a page dedicated to kids where you can find coloring sheets and more games.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, this is a great online resource if you believe your pet may have ingested a harmful substance. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center offers a quick reference list common poisonous plants, and it also provides tips and solutions for what to do in situations where you believe your pet may be in danger.
The American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) goal is enable veterinarians to provide the best medical care for your animal, to help veterinarians be successful in professionally conducting their business to give you the best experience possible, and to satisfy the needs of the public in regards to veterinary care. The AAHA website has membership information, accreditation requirements, and a vast library of animal resources.
The goal of the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is to promote professional and public awareness of heart worm disease. They are working to advance research to help study heartworm disease, inform members of new progress, and spread awareness for successful diagnostic and treatment methods. The AHS website provides valuable information on the organization, its membership, and also contains a wide variety of resources that may be helpful to pet owners and veterinary professionals.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. Their website provides a broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice, and association leadership.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. They rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but their primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. They’re there for all animals, across America and around the world.
The Pet Care Services Association (formerly known as ABKA or American Boarding Kennel Association) is the non-profit trade association for nearly 3000 pet care service businesses in the United States and around the world. Only Pet Care Services Association members commit to the Pet Care Services Association Code of Ethics and the Pet Owners’ Bill of Rights which assures pet owners that their beloved pets will receive professional, loving care.
The Marine Mammal Center’s mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Their core work involves the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community. Learn more about the organization and the animals they’re helping by visiting the website.
Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) is a non-profit, no-kill shelter that focuses on the rescue and placement of homeless dogs and cats in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. They rely on the support of volunteers and donations from the public to continue their rescue efforts. Visit their website to find ways to help or find animals that are ready for adoption.