Featured link – Smoke Free Pets campaign    https://quitza.com/awareness/smoke-free-pets

BEHAVIOR ORGANIZATIONS
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior   http://www.avsabonline.org/
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists 
http://www.dacvb.org/
 Animal Behavior Society      Info on certification by ABS
      Applied Animal Behavior Certification Information
     –About the Program for Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists
The Association of Pet Behaviour Counselors
Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group
The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians  www.svbt.org

BEHAVIOR SITES
Dr P’s Dog Training
Wolf Park
  A nonprofit education and research facility which was established in 1972 by Dr. Erich Klinghammer. Along with research and seminars on wolf behavior, particularly reproductive and inter-pack social behavior, Wolf Park provides interpretive programs to school groups throughout the year by prearrangement. They are also open to the general public from May through November and Saturday evening for Howl Nights. The park is home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes, bison and a coyote.

BIRD LINKS
Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV)

Bird Hot Line  International listing of lost and found pet birds
Birds n Ways
  Pet parrot and exotic bird guide
Feathered Family  Parrot Rescue in Colorado  http://www.featheredfamily.com/
Pet Bird Report  Magazine website.  Online articles
The Oasis Sanctuary  Avian Rescue & Support Services
The Gabriel Foundation
  Avian Rescue & Support Services
Traveling with a Pet Parrot
– Winged Wisdom Pet Bird Magazine
Up at Six
  Pet bird info (mainly parrots). Behavior info.

CHILDREN’S WEBSITES
Animal Land
  A new website for kids ages 7 to 12. Created as a cyberhome away from home for children who love animals, the site features stories about their favorite critters, interactive games,
online polls and contests and a kid-friendly pet care guide with information on a variety of companion animals, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs and fish. An ASPCA site.

DOG PARKS – Off-Leash –  Kansas City Metro Area
Heritage Park
Kill Creek Streamway Park
Penn Valley Park
Shawnee Mission Park

Wayside Waifs Bark Park

GRIEF HOTLINES AND INFORMATION
Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement www.aplb.org
Argus Institute  http://www.argusinstitute.colostate.edu/
Pet Loss Support Hotline Cornell Univ.   http://www.vet.cornell.edu/Org/PetLoss/     
(607)253-3932
Rolling Acres – Kansas City   visitrollingacres.com

UC Davis School Of Veterinary Medicine vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ccab/petloss.html   (530)752-3602 or (800)565-1526
Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine: vetmed.wsu.edu/PLHL/  (509)335-1297
Perfect Memorials  perfectmemorials.com/info/dealing-with-loss-of-pet.php    Commercial with many links

PHONE NUMBERS for Other Grief Hotlines

HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND
CENSHARE
   A diverse group of people from the University of Minnesota and surrounding community dedicated to studying and improving human-animal relationships and environments. Their mission and vision includes education, research, and service. CENSHARE is a non-profit organization relying on external sponsorship to continue its activities
The Delta Society The Society’s current programs implement the mission of incorporating pets into the lives of: the general population to improve health (People & Pets activities), people who are ill to improve healing (Animal-Assisted Therapy Services and Pet Partners Program TM), and people who are disabled to improve independence (National Service Dog Center TM). http://www.deltasociety.org/
Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction   rechai.missouri.edu/

HUMANE ORGANIZATIONS
American Humane Association    
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals    ASPCA
Denver Dumb Friends League Lots of great info on pet selection, dog and cat behavior and pet care. Also has info about small animals (ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rabbits, rats). 
The Humane Society of the United States
    HSUS

LOOKING FOR A PET
American Kennel Club Breeder Referrals
American Kennel Club: National Breed Club Rescue Network
KC SHELTERS
KC Area Purebreed and Mixed Breed Rescue Groups – Cats, dogs,  birds, rabbits, and more

Petfinder has comprehensive listings of animals available for adoption from shelters and rescue groups. Each site also has a search engine to help you find a specific breed or type of pet you are looking for.www.petfinder.org

LOST PETS
AWOLPET.com: is a web-based registration system that helps track lost pets.
AKC Companion Animal Recovery  This 24 hour nationwide pet identification and recovery service utilizes a central database that will record identification numbers for pet owners using any permanent form of identification.
Petrecovery.com
  is  a division of National Pet Recovery, a national pet recovery service.
What to do if you lose a pet in the Kansas City area

MEDICAL INFORMATION FOR PET OWNERS
The East Bay’s Veterinary Ophthalmology Home Page Informative Website with eye information

NATIONAL PET ORGANIZATIONS
American Kennel Club  
Cat Fanciers’ Association is a national organization with information about all breeds of cats
The Delta Society for information on the human-animal bond, pet facilitated therapy and visitation programs.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
 Established in 1966, the OFA is a not-for-profit organization originally created to assist breeders in addressing hip dysplasia. In recent years OFA has added registries to assist breeders in assessing elbow and patella deformities, cranio-mandibular osteopathy, autoimmune thyroiditis, congenital heart disease and copper toxicosis in Bedlington Terriers and DNA registries.

RABBIT INFO     House Rabbit Society website
A good rabbit book:
“The House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit” by Marinell Harriman, published by Drollery Press
Easter Bunny rabbit resources  http://www.happyeasterstore.com/guide/easter-bunny-resources

RETAIL SITES
Dogwise  Great site  for training and behavior books.
Three Dog Bakery  Dog and cat goodies

Leaping Bunny
Were animals harmed in the making of your dishwashing liquid? What about
your lipstick? Look for the rabbit logo on the label or head to http://www.leapingbunny.org for a list of manufacturers that do not test their products on animals–or use ingredients that have been tested.  Recommended by the ASPCA’s Julie Morris, Vice President, National Shelter Outreach, the site is maintained by the Washington, DC-based Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), a joint project between animal welfare groups and cruelty-free companies like Tom’s of Maine and The Body Shop. You’ll also find info about CCIC’s new guidelines for product testing cosmetics and household products.

SERVICE DOGS
American Rescue Dog Association  (ARDA) is the nation’s oldest air scenting search dog organization, capitalizing on the tremendous advantages inherent within the German Shepherd breed.
Canine Companions for Independence www.caninecompanions.org/     CCI is a nonprofit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and to professional caregivers.
Guide Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission to provide Guide Dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada.
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people
partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.

TRAINING
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
   www.apdt.com
Clicker Training   http://clickertraining.com/
National Association Dog Obedience Instructors
PUPPYWORKS  “The event planner for dog people” sponsoring educational events for nationally and internationally known dog trainers and behaviorists. Our intent for organizing these events is to educate dog trainers, behaviorists, breeders, veterinarians and dog enthusiasts about innovative, creative and humane methods in practice today.
Westwood Animal Hospital
 

TRAVELING WITH YOUR PET
Air Transport Association  Information to assist you in safely transporting your pet. Please keep in mind that each airline has its own guidelines, and it is important to notify an airline about your pet travel plans as soon as possible.
Dog Friendly First aid, travel tips, pet sitters, etc. 
Gorp
  Hiking and outdoor trips.
Petswelcome.com  Listings for over 25,000 hotels, B&Bs, ski resorts, campgrounds, and beaches that are pet-friendly.
Take Your Pet
  All types of travel info.

VETERINARY ORGANIZATIONS

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathyhttp://www.theavh.org
American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition   www.aavn.org
American Animal Hospital Assoc. – Veterinary site  The American Animal Hospital Association, an organization of more than 17,000 veterinary care providers committed to providing excellence in small animal care. You can count on AAHA for accurate, up-to-date, and entertaining information. We know your pet is an important member of your family. We will help you make the most of the relationship between you and your pet.
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture  aava.org
American Animal Hospital Assoc. – Pet owner site  healthypet.com
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists  dacvb.org
American College Of Veterinary Nutrition   www.acvn.org
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists   acvo.org
American Holistic Veterinary Association     ahvma.org
American Veterinary Chiropractic Association  animalchiropractic.org
American Veterinary Dental Society   avds-online.org
American Veterinary Dental College  avdc.org
Veterinary Oral Health Council   vohc.org
American Veterinary Medical Association – Veterinary site   avma.org
Association of Avian Veterinarians  aav.org
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association  canadianveterinarians.net/index.aspx
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine  www.vet.ksu.edu
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society ivas.org
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association  mvma.us
North American Veterinary Technician Association  navta.net
State Veterinary Medical Associations  avma.org/statevma
Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association. vbma.org  Herbal therapy

Wild Animal Care and Rescue Organizations  –  Kansas City area
-Operation Wildlife 913-631-6566 or 785-542-3625
-Wild Care (Kansas) 913-583-9800
-Lakeside Nature Center 816-513-8960
-Mo. Dept. of Conservation 816-356-2280

MISCELLANEOUS
CDC- Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Pet site  www.cdc.gov/healthypets/
Feral Cat Coalition
  San Diego, California.  Lots of behavior and health info about feral cats
Smoke Free Pets campaign    https://quitza.com/awareness/smoke-free-pets
Veterinary Technician Resources   http://vettechnicians.org/