Extraordinary Dogs
Resources

Web Sites

The Humane Society of the United States
http://www.hsus.org
The country’s largest organization for the protection of animals, with instructions for building a doghouse, articles on dog behavior and body language, and links to other Web sites.

Prison Pet Partnership Program
http://members.tripod.com/~prisonp/index.html
Contact information for the training program featured on NATURE.

Breed Rescue Organizations
http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/~laird/animal_rescue/breed_rescue_organizations
A compilation of organizations that rescue dogs and other animals, listed by breed. Also contains a link to a page of shelters, listed by state.

Petfinder
http://www.petfinder.org/
Non-profit national Web site featuring photos of homeless dogs. A good resource for finding or saving a dog.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
http://www.aspca.org
All about adopting a dog. Also includes information on dog health care, behavior, and training.

Canine Companions for Independence
http://www.caninecompanions.org
A nonprofit organization that trains dogs for people with disabilities, as well as for pet therapy.

The American Kennel Club
http://www.akc.org
Information on dog breeds, responsible ownership, and dog shows; electronic brochures on dog safety, feeding, and local Kennel Clubs around the country.

The Dogpatch
http://www.dogpatch.org/dogs/
Large site with areas devoted to dog training, agility, health, and behavior. Extensive links to other dog sites.

Books
Fogle, Bruce, D.V.M. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE DOG. New York: DK Publishing, 1995.
Fogle, Bruce, D.V.M. KNOW YOUR DOG. New York: DK Publishing, 1995.
Mandeville, John J., ed. THE COMPLETE DOG BOOK: OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992.
McCaig, Donald. “The Dogs That Go to Work, and Play, All Day — For Science.” SMITHSONIAN. November 1996, 126-137.
Sheldon, Jennifer. WILD DOGS. San Diego: Academic Press, Inc., 1992.

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