Why We Love Cats and Dogs

Additional Web and Print Resources


The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides 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. Visit their site for information about pet adoption, health, and more.

Meet Your Match (ASPCA)
For more information about the ASPCA’s Meet Your Match adoption program, featured in Why We Love Cats and Dogs, visit their Web site.

ICAT – International Cat Agility Tournaments
You saw the cats in action in Why We Love Cats and Dogs! ICAT has created a new category of cat competition in which cats negotiate an agility course – showing off their skills and their connection to their owners.

The Humane Society: Pet Adoption
If you’re considering bringing a pet into your life, the Humane Society urges you to consider adopting from a local animal shelter.

Jerry’s Place for Tripawds
Jim Nelson and René Agredano, featured in Why We Love Cats and Dogs, provide resources and support for three-legged dogs and their owners.

MedlinePlus: Pet Health
A resource of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this Web site has lots of resources to help you keep your pet happy and healthy.

My Smart Puppy
Sarah Wilson, featured in Why We Love Cats and Dogs, maintains this Web site as a resource for dog training and behavior information.


Bekoff, Marc. The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy – and Why They Matter. New World Library, 2007.

Croke, Vicki and Sarah Wilson. Dogology: What Your Relationship with Your Dog Reveals about You. Rodale, 2008.

Dodman, Nicholas. The Cat Who Cried for Help: Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats. Bantam, 1999.

Dodman, Nicholas. The Well-Adjusted Dog: Dr. Dodman’s Seven Steps to Lifelong Health and Happiness for Your Best Friend. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.