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Web Sites

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Featured on Dogs: The Early Years, this leading animal welfare organization is dedicated to the humane treatment of companion animals. St. Hubert’s site offers a wealth of pet care and behavior advice in its library. Shop online for “Dogs Will Be Dogs,” a simple and effective audio guide to solving common dog behavior problems.

North Shore Animal League America
The largest pet adoption agency in the world has worked to make the world a safer, healthier place for animals. Here one can find out everything regarding puppy care and behavior, how to adopt in person, take a tour of the Cyberkennel to adopt online, and get adoption counseling.

Canine Companions for Independence
A nonprofit organization that trains dogs for people with disabilities, as well as for pet therapy.

Wolf Packs: Service Dog Directory
This page includes contact information for many worldwide dog training organizations.

American Dog Trainers Network
Online list of service dogs resources throughout the United States.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence.

Guide Dogs of America
This service organization’s Web site includes sections on puppy raising and training.

Dr. P’s Dog Training
A virtual library containing information about dog training and behavior.

A robust resource for puppy adoption, care, pet supplies, and dog rescue. Users will also find useful breed information a chat room for humans, and an article on how to find a quality puppy and reputable breeder.

How to Love Your Dog
Lots of good information about getting and keeping a puppy.

The American Kennel Club
All about purebred dogs. Dogs
Useful articles and links on all aspects of having a dog.
Searchable archive of articles on every subject, written by veterinarians.

Veterinary Pet Insurance

Pet Care Insurance
Health insurance could save you money if your puppy gets sick someday.


Benjamin, Carol Lea and Stephen Leonnard. MOTHER KNOWS BEST: THE NATURAL WAY TO TRAIN YOUR DOG. New York: Howell Book House, 1987.

Burlin Kennedy, Patricia. THROUGH OTIS’ EYES: LESSONS FROM A GUIDE DOG PUPPY. New York: Howell Book House, 1997.

Delmar Diana and Jane Fishman-Leon. HELP! MY PUPPY IS DRIVING ME CRAZY: A GUIDE TO SOLVING COMMON PUPPY PROBLEMS. North Adams: Storey Communications, Inc., 1997.

Hodgson, Sarah. PUPPIES FOR DUMMIES. New York: Hungry Minds, Inc., 2000.

Kotes, F.F.F. A PUPPY TO LOVE: A CHILD’S GUIDE TO DOG CARE. Wailuku: Martin Management Books, 1991.

Marshall Thomas, Elizabeth. THE HIDDEN LIFE OF DOGS. New York: Pocket Books, 1996.

The Monks of New Skete. THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY. U.K.: Little, Brown & Company, 1991.

Randolph, Elizabeth and Ginger Hamilton. HOW TO HELP YOUR PUPPY GROW UP TO BE A WONDERFUL DOG. New York: Fawcett Book Group, 1988.

Rutherford, Clarice and David H. Neil. HOW TO RAISE A PUPPY YOU CAN LIVE WITH. New York: Fine Communications, 2001.