American Kennel Club (AKC) Individuals and breeders can manager their dog and litter information on line through their record keeping service. AKC events, training resources and recovery services are just some of the services they offer. www.akc.org
The American Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA) The ASPCA provides effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. They provide local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty. www.spca.com
Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation’s largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. Located at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends.
Most of the animals who find their way to Best Friends have special physical or behavioral needs, and our expert staff of veterinarians, trainers and caregivers offer them all the help they require. Most of them are ready to go to good new homes after just a few weeks of special care. A few, who are too old or too sick, or who have suffered extra trauma, find a home and haven at the sanctuary, and are given loving care for the rest of their lives. www.bestfriends.org
The Delta Society promotes the human/animal bond and is helping to lead the world in advancing human health and well-being through positive interactions with animals. They assist people throughout the world become healthier and happier by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. www.deltasociety.org