Resources & Services

We thought it would be a nice idea to share some animal-related sites we have visited and enjoyed. If you have favourites of your own, let us know and we can add them. You’ll notice that quite a few of these links are from a fantastic site called Pet360 – a veritable goldmine of information about pets of all kinds. So first of all here’s a list of a few of our main sites:     – for medical info of all kinds about your pet     – animal-related stories, info, articles, topics, shopping     – cute pictures, fun, free kibble for homeless animals!

Here are two links to nicely presented and interesting animal-related articles which appear on the website of a UK insurance company. We’re posting them here despite the advertising because it’s good and  useful information (though partly UK-specific).

Adopting and Caring for Rescue Animals. This is a terrific resource for anyone thinking of taking an animal into their home. The information comes from the UK, so obviously some of it – for example the sections that deal with animal shelters – does not apply to shelters in Guatemala (and probably other less wealthy countries). You’ll find Guatemala-specific info elsewhere on the AWARE site. Meanwhile this clear and comprehensive guide will give you plenty to think about.

Benefits for children of pets in the home. Another clear and comprehensive article, especially regarding children with emotional problems.

A big Thank-You to Marissa Krick for this link to an excellent resource for people helping those struggling with addiction. If you thought that animals couldn’t do much except lie around your house and keep you company, read this and think again!

With thanks to Julia Dunlap of, here is a link to an excellent summary of information for people needing to fly with their animals:

The article is very thorough and informative, but is primarily about people travelling to or from the USA. If you have details about flying with animals elsewhere in the world, please let us know so we can make this section more comprehensive.

The Pet cost calculator is a great resource for anyone in the USA thinking of having a pet in their home and wondering about the cost. The calculator includes both primary expenses – such as relative purchase prices of different breeds of dog, and hidden costs, like toys for your pet, or professional grooming. With many thanks to Dana Matocinos.

And here are a number of general assistance resources for pets and Service Dogs, with many thanks to Meagan Clark, a member of ForeverCurious – a group of educators and librarians – who visited this page, found it useful, and wanted to share some interesting results of her own research. Thank you, Meagan!

Assistance Dog Resources

Emergency Planning for Pets

Shopping Green for Your Pet

Keeping Spot Safe: Pet Safety in the Home

Foster a Service Dog

Help with Vet Bills

VA Benefits for Service Dogs


And here are some general interest, curious and humorous pages that you might find useful or simply entertaining.

Cats of war

Some exceptional cats throughout history

have assisted in humans’ communal endeavours

– even warfare


Agility training

agility training2

How magnificent they look!



Your cat loves you

your cat loves you     25 ways to know

that your cat

really does love you


your dog loves you too… and of course your dog loves you too!


Animal fashion

animal fashion

So many uses

to which animals

are put


Pet-friendly workplaces

Weimaraner and man in office

Pets in the office anyone?

Facts about bats


No need for fear


Black dogs



Some beautiful dogs


Running of the Chihuahuas



Nothing like a Chihuahua


Chocolate toxicity meter


Everybody loves chocolate,

but it is NOT GOOD

for your dog

Do you eat chicken?


If you don’t want to be vegetarian

don’t read this


Lilica – video


An astonishing story of

canine altruism



Military dogs

military dogs

A short article about adopting ex-military dogs in the US, with some links to a number of websites about military dogs



Senior dogs

senior dogs

Common health problems

of older dogs



Pets and gardens


You enjoy gardening

and your dog does, too.

An excellent Podcast


Strange things swallowed


Will dogs eat anything?



First dogs in the Americas

dog remains

Who came first?




What is your dog thinking?

Boston terrier in the snow

Mental processes –

fraught with controversy



Depressed dogs

depressed dogs

It’s not easy being a

household pet in this

day and age



First Dog on the Moon

first dog on the moon

Cartoon fun

from Australia


The fears of dogs


Everyone has feelings,

and your dog is

no exception


Understanding your Rescue Dog’s behaviour


Only your dog knows

what her life was like

before she was rescued


Funny Animal Videos


If you like animals and enjoy a laugh –

this is for you!


British teenagers visit Guatemala

Street children in Guate




There are shocking differences between the lives

of children born in different places.

These pictures give you a glimpse into the lives

of those less privileged. No wonder countries like Guatemala need projects like AWARE.


A great idea – dog-walking services!

In participating areas of USA, WAG connects owners with local certified dog-walkers. Check out their website here:


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