Boarding, Day Care & Sitters
Boarding Kennels Association - ABKA is
the non-profit trade association for pet care service
businesses in the United States and around the world.
In addition to pet boarding and dog daycare, ABKA members
offer a variety of services for your pet including grooming,
training, pet transportation, shipping, pet supplies,
food sales, etc. ABKA facilities treat your dog, cat
or exotic pet with professional care and knowledge.
ABKA offers information, publications, advertising opportunities,
education, facility accreditation and business networking
to select a facility" - PDF document available
Sitters International - Pet Sitters International
leads the industry as the largest and most progressive
organization for professional pet sitters in the world.
Pet Sitters International functions to support professional
pet sitters through superior customer service, excellent
benefits and educational tools to help them succeed
in achieving their career goals of excellence in pet
Association of Professional Pet Sitters
- A national professional trade association which provides
valuable credibility, networking and education that
helps foster success. The National Association of Professional
Pet Sitters became a non-profit membership organization
in 1993, after being founded in 1989, to promote excellence
among pet sitters and to serve as a voice for the expanding
industry. NAPPS maintains a Pledge of Professional Conduct
it expects all its members to follow in their businesses.
Members must sign the Pledge when they join...
use a petsitter?" - A guide to using professional
pet sitting services.
Dog Groomers Association of America - For
over 34 years this association has worked with groomers
throughout the world promoting and encouraging professionalism
and education in order to upgrade the image of the pet
grooming profession. Our goal is to unite groomers through
membership, to promote communication with colleagues,
to set recognized grooming standards and to offer those
seeking a higher level of professional recognition the
opportunity to have their grooming skills certified...
Team USA - Groom Team USA, Inc. is strictly
a non-profit organization which encourages professional
pet stylists in this country to maximize their grooming
education and skills, and offers them the opportunity
to represent the United States of America at World Team
Competitions. Team selection is based on points accumulated
at various GroomTeam sanctioned contests held throughout
the country over a two-year period. GroomTeam USA, Inc.,
sends the top point earners as a team, all expenses
paid, to compete abroad (think of it as the "Olympics
of Professional Pet Styling")...
- The first Intergroom conference was held in 1981;
since that time, the event has become the largest international
conference of its kind in the world. Over 2,000 dog
and cat groomers from over20 different countries attend
Professional Groomers - IPG, Inc. is an
international nonprofit organization which is the culmination
of the cooperative efforts of professional pet groomers
to upgrade and benefit their industry. One of it's major
purposes is to provide respectable, voluntary testing
of applicants in order to certify their pet grooming
skills. It is for this reason that the certification
program outlined here and in the IPG brochure has been
developed. In addition, it provides advanced continuing
education programs designed to enhance the expertise
and business acumen of professional pet groomers and
promotes consumer awareness programs to inform and educate
the general public about the proper care and humane
treatment of their pets...
Society of Canine Cosmetologists - PetStylist.com
was created to reach out to the pet styling community
around the world and introduce them to the exciting
programs and educational tools offered by ISCC and Pam
Lauritzen & Company. It serves as a support, promotion
and customer interface tool to help pet stylists worldwide
network within their community. PetStylist.com offers
its users the ability to register on-line for seminars,
symposiums and other events conducted by Pam Lauritzen
& Company, buy back issues or individual articles
of PetStylist Magazine, join ISCC or renew an ISCC membership
or access other stylists through the chat room...
"4 steps to finding the right groomer for you &
Health & Veterinary Care
Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) - "Healthy
Practices. Healthier Pets." is the ultimate goal
of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Through our diverse mix of high-quality programs and
services, we assist veterinary practices in providing
the very best in companion animal care.
Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc. (ALDF) -
supports research and plays a key role in providing
reliable and scientifically accurate information to
the public and health care provider...
American Veterinary Medical Association
- Official site of the AVMA, with sections including
Care for Pets, News and Resources. Browse publications,
membership information, employment opportunities and
Loss & Grief Counseling
Bridge Pet Loss Grief Center & Chat Room
- "We at Rainbows Bridge take the loss of a pet
very seriously. You are not alone with your grief. You
will share a bond with those who have also lost a loved
pet. Though we can not bring back our loved ones, we
do have comfort in knowing they are waiting for us to
join them once again at Rainbows Bridge"...Site
offers message boards, one on one counseling, hotline
numbers, memorials and lots more...highly recommended!.
Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement
- The APLB is a compassionate non-profit organization
dedicated to helping people during this very special
kind of bereavement. We are constantly improving and
publicizing all the services available, concerning the
loss of a pet. The APLB is the only organization in
the world doing this...
Pet Loss Helpline - The Companion Animal
Related Emotions Pet Loss Helpline is a confidential
telephone service offered through the University of
Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine...(217) 244-CARE
or toll-free at (877) 394- CARE...
University Pet Loss Support HotLine - Homepage
for the Cornell Pet Loss Support Hotline. The hotline
is staffed by volunteer veterinary students. We hope
you will find this page useful, informative and comforting...(607)
Loss & Bereavement Support Hotlines/Telephone Support
- The ASPCA Counseling Department offers a full range
of pet loss and bereavement services. The National Pet
Loss Hotline, offers free nationwide consultation to
bereaved owners on a 24-hour basis. Call 1-800- 946-4646,
use keypad to punch in pin number 140-7211 and then
your own phone number. The call will be returned immediately.
New York City residents may be seen in person at the
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support
...medical knowledge. There may be other options, discuss
these with your veterinarian or Pet Loss Support counselors...(540)
State University Pet Loss Support Hotline
- The ISU Pet Loss Support Hotline maintains printed
literature to help you deal with the death or potential
loss of your pet. The support packages are free of charge
to the public and animal shelters...(888) 478-7574...
University - Modeled after the pet loss
hotline at the University of California-Davis, the Tufts
University pet loss support hotline began as the initiative
of former veterinary student Tammy Pierce V'97...(508)
- Excellent source of all inclusive information about
puppies, dogs, cats and kittens - food and nutition,
health, safety and behavior.
Pedigree Center - Good source of information
about dogs and puppies. Includes information about behavior,
health care, nutrition, relationships and more. Sign
up for their e-mail newsletter "Puppy Scoops"!
Training & Animal Behavior
of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) - The Association
of Pet Dog Trainers is a professional organization of
individual trainers who are committed to becoming better
trainers through education. The APDT offers individual
pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in
the dog world. We continue to promote professional trainers
to the veterinary profession and to increase public
awareness of dog friendly training techniques..
Behavior Society (ABS) - The Animal Behavior
Society is a non-profit scientific society, founded
to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior.
ABS members are from all over the world, but primarily
from North, Central, and South America. Membership is
open to those interested in the study of animal behavior...
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