Pet Loss Support

Just for Caregivers – The Human-Animal Bond

The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians

The Delta Society – Includes information about animal-assisted activities and therapy and service dogs.  Grief support information can be found here as well.

Pet Loss and Grief Support

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement – a comprehensive clearinghouse for information and resources on pet loss. is a wonderful web site that has the Rainbow Bridge story in several languages, the Monday Night Candle Ceremony, a chat room, discussion board, stories, poetry, and other resources.

The Rainbow Bridge Grief Support List

Read about “Caregiver Syndrome” on the Just for Caregivers page.

Animal Welfare

The Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights

The Animal Legal Defense Fund

Gracie’s Safe Harbor – an excellent resource for animal welfare and rescue information.

The National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy provides statistics and related information about the number of homeless pets in the U.S.

Low-Cost and Free Spay/Neuter Programs in the U.S.

Spay USA – a national referral service for affordable spay/neuter services.

Shelters, Sanctuaries, and Rescues

Especially for Special-Needs Pets

There are a few web sites/mailing lists that have listings of disabled and special-needs pets who need loving, caring homes:

Other Organizations

Petfinder is another online pet adoption organization.

The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is located in Kanab, Utah.  This web site is packed with great information on a variety of topics.

Black Beauty Ranch is affiliated with The Fund for Animals and is located in Texas.

Pasado’s Safe Haven is a sanctuary in Sultan, Washington for abandoned and abused animals, including farm animals.  They run a mobile spay/neuter clinic which brings free and low-cost spaying and neutering to low-income neighborhoods.

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society is an organization in the Seattle area that runs a shelter for companion animals, an extensive foster home and offsite adoption network, a wildlife hospital, and an animal welfare advocacy program.

Miscellaneous Links

The Rainbow Ark – the home page of the Seattle Special-Needs Pets Support Group.

Ramblin’ Cat – When Major Barbara was alive, she traveled with me just about everywhere.  This web site has a lot of good information on the how-to’s of traveling with a pet.

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