The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Veterinary Hospital exists to prevent and alleviate suffering in pets whose caretakers would otherwise be unable to provide this care.
The Cartwright Foundation serves the greater Denver/Front Range, Colorado area and helps responsible pet owners with financial assistance for unanticipated medical or surgical costs for their pet(s) when it has been determined that without this assistance, the pet’s life or well-being is in jeopardy. (From their website)
Local shelter and outreach center that also provides counseling and veterinary services.
Call them if your animal has eaten something toxic (there is a fee). Many potential toxins (including plants, foods, medications, etc.) can be investigated on their website as well.
A new release from the amazing Fear Free group – information on a variety of topics from behavior and training to health and nutrition.
A non-profit research group that reviews products for safety including doggie seat belts.
Information about parrot behavior and training through positive reinforcement.
Great information about foraging behavior in birds, many enrichment ideas.
Another great resource for training and check out her Facebook page too – it’s amazing what she can accomplish!
The Gabriel Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) avicultural and veterinary affiliated parrot welfare organization licensed by the state of Colorado, promoting educational outreach, conservation, rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and sanctuary pertaining to the needs of parrots everywhere. (From their website)
Not the most frequently-updated page but a tried and true reptile care resource.
Care sheets for many species.
Reptile adoptions and education. Great information about minimum habitat requirements and husbandry.
Books We Like
Sophia Yin, DVM, MS was an amazing behaviorist – this book has training gems for new and experienced puppy parents. Also available as a Kindle book for easy phone-app reading. With 400 photos and a step-by-step plan, this puppy book visually guides you through socialization, potty training, and life skills while making the process fun.
Seven Steps to Stress-Free Husbandry. Having trouble trimming your dog’s nails or bathing him? Is your dog stressed in the vet’s office? Wondering how to make the process of grooming and veterinary care more comfortable both for you and your dog? Then this is the book for you! Cooperative Care will cover seven main areas to help prepare your dog for all the necessary physical procedures that will keep him healthy and happy. The methods in this book are based on positive reinforcement and allowing our pets the opportunity to choose to opt in and participate in our conditioning sessions. When we take the time to carefully observe our dog’s behavior, read their stress signals, and respect their communication with us, it’s just amazing how quickly we can replace suspicion with trust. Our goal is to empower our dogs and help them gain confidence in the husbandry process. Spending time preparing your dog for typical husbandry procedures is one of the best gifts you can give him!
The three veterinary coauthors and one highly respected pet trainer have a combined 88 years of experience in the trenches of veterinary medicine, with specialties in behavior and training. By using their cutting-edge techniques, you’ll have pets that are happier, healthier and live a longer, fuller life (from the publisher)