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We offer the following links and resources for information regarding a variety of topics related to the well being of pets with disabilities.  Click on the specific area of interest, or scroll down thru the list.

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Local Guides to Valuable Resources for your pet

Disabled Pets Resources and Stories

Dewey's Wheelchairs for Dogs This is the place to go to get wheels for your disabled pet.

K-9 Carts Another great place to purchase a wheelchair for your pet.

CorgiAid Cart Loan Program Carts, when available, are loaned to corgis and corgi mixes, and tax-deductible donations of corgi carts are accepted.

Almost Perfect, Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them

Senior Pets

Hartman's Harness A Dog Harness for canine mobility which allows your support and assistance to dogs who are disabled or crippled due to hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, arthritis, spinal injuries, surgery, or other conditions. Does your dog, cat or other animal have a hard time going up and down stairs? A pet ramp will significantly reduce the amount of effort it takes for your best friend to get in and out of your car, on the bed or up the stairs. Veterinarians recommend pet ramps for pets with orthopedic problems, osteo-arthritis, hip dysplasia, shoulder, leg, or back problems.

Cats in Crisis is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and humane organizations care for cats with special needs. was created after learning how often blind dogs are put to sleep, that are otherwise perfectly healthy. They hope to make people aware of what happy and fulfilled lives a blind dog can still have. Offering support and information, they help dog owners that are adjusting to life with a newly blind dog, or a dog that may slowly be losing their sight.

Owners of Blind Dogs Pet Diapers for incontinent, elderly, and injured pets when accidents can happen. The site also features the SleePee time bed for incontinent pets, low-cost wee wee pads, and much more.

Living with a Disabled Cat Some cats are born disabled, other have suffered accidents or the degenerative effects of old age. A disabled cat can still lead a full and enjoyable life, given a chance and an understanding owner. Cats adapt their lifestyles to cope with disability far more easily than do most humans - this is because they are often willing to spend much of their time resting!

Dogs with Disabilities A special website dedicated to anyone who has an animal friend with special challenges.

ABLEDOGS (formerly ABLEDOX) is an E-Mail group for people who are owned by disabled animals. It was started specifically for Dachshund people who have or are experiencing intervertebral disc disease or other paralysis in their dogs. In the time since its "whelping" our list has grown and now provides support for anyone who loves and is loved by an animal with "special needs" of any kind.

Deaf Dog Education and Action Fund

Canine Epilepsy Resource Center

Spanna and Degenerative Myelopathy Information

Degenerative Myelopathy Information from University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine

Disabled Dogs

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - a Philadelphia based organization - We are a small group of volunteers spread out throughout the United States (and even a couple in Canada!) who are dedicated to advocating for blind and visually impaired dogs by rescuing dogs in shelters, helping blind dog owners, and educating the public. We formed in 2009, though our members have many years of experience with blind dogs, and with rescue. Please look over our website, visit our blind dogs for adoption, read their stories, and we think you will agree that "blind dogs see with their hearts!".

Pet Adoption and Rescue

Glen Highland Farm is 175 acres of rolling countryside where dogs run and people play.

Calvert Animal Welfare League We have a limited-intake facility that can house over 30 cats or kittens and up to nine dogs, as well as additional animals in our network of foster homes. Since we limit the number of pets in our care, we can dedicate ourselves to giving each one of them more time and attention, resulting in healthier, calmer animals.

The Humane Society of Calvert County, Maryland is a strong community resource and partner, which promotes compassion toward and the humane treatment of animals, by advocating the responsible ownership of companion animals.

Lethal White Aussie Rescue This is an interactive rescue board primarily focused on the Lethal White Australian Shepherd (double merle, homozygous merle).

Chesapeake Shepherd & K-9 Rescue, Inc. is a unique non-profit corporation dedicated to the rescue, care and re-homing of German Shepherds, Retrievers, other large dogs, mixed breeds and senior dogs. Due to a limited number of foster homes, we can only receive dogs from animal shelters. We serve the Maryland and DC metropolitan areas.

St. Francis Society Animal Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of sick, injured and stray domestic animals as well as spaying/neutering and medical services of those animals less fortunate.

Deaf Dane Rescue Inc. rescues and re-homes those deaf Great Danes who are of sound temperament. Deaf Dane Rescue Inc. will take in, as space permits, all deaf Great Danes, regardless of age, temperament, medical or behavioral problems, although this does not necessarily guarantee that these animals will be placed.

America's Finest Pet Doors Adoption and Rescue Links Index contains over 800 adoption and rescue sites organized by breed and location.

Animal Friends Rescue Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding good permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals. AFRP depends on foster volunteers and donations from the general public to rescue approximately 1000 cats and dogs each year.

The Cat's Cradle Cat Shelter is a feline adoption center and shelter located near Bryan-College Station, Texas. Our cats live in clean, open rooms, and adoptions are handled in a natural environment.

Domestic Cat Rescue Links is a nice link collection including Feral Cats, Special Needs Cats, FELV Positive Cats, FIV Positive Cats and No Kill Sanctuaries.

The PETS 911 public serviceis provided to animal welfare organizations and the public nationwide at absolutely no cost. By utilizing PETS 911 in your community, you are helping the thousands of animal welfare organizations working together toward a unified mission of no more homeless pets.

AussieLads Lethal White Aussie Rescue Our Purpose is to rescue and re-home existing Lethal White Australian Shepherds. Our Mission is to ensure, through support and education, a positive environment and successful life-long union for those adopted. Our Vision is to prevent, and ultimately eliminate, Merle-to-Merle breeding of Australian Shepherds through continuous efforts to educate!

Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue Site Our rescue is active in Maryland, South Central Pennsylvania, Virginia, and D.C. We are a group of volunteers, dedicated to rescuing and placing German Shepherds in good homes.

Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac rescues, fosters, and adopts out Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retriever-Labrador Retriever mixes. We are a non-profit, all-volunteer group that reaches throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland.

The Sunshine Home at This Old Cat will provide a wholesome, home-like environment exclusively for cats that is friendly, healthy, safe and attractive. Our skilled care for the disabled and elderly felines will be tailored according to their individual needs in an atmosphere which reinforces the quality of life.

Ohio Basset Hound Rescue Website

Sanctuary for Senior Dogs Have you hugged a senior hound today?

Brighthaven A place of miracles for animals in need.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, FIV

FIV: Catching a Bad Case of Rumors

FIV Fact Sheet

The Truth about Cats and FIV

Pet Theft

Stolen Pets Nearly two million companion animals are stolen each year. Some are taken under false pretense through "free to a good home" ads, abducted from their yards, or are taken from humane shelters through a practice called pound seizure. These animals are then sold to research laboratories, dog-fighting rings, or puppy mills, where they are abused and often killed.

Finding Lost and Stolen Pets Information about actions to take if your pet is lost or stolen.

Pet Theft What you can do

Veterinary Resources

Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank Dogs Saving Dogs' Lives...Voluntarily

Pet Training

Berk's Canine Companion Training Gail Berk has successfully trained dogs for over 40 years (yes, we know she doesn't look that old, she was just barely old enough to walk when she started). Her experience is supported by an academic education in animal science, psychology, and behavior modification (and maybe her computer education could come in handy in reprogramming some of those dogs). She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an international organization of animal behaviorists, trainers, and caregivers.

Pet Travel

Pet-FriendlyTravel.Com, Because vacation just would not be as much fun without them!

Pet Travel and Dog Fun

Other Links

Elwood, Elwood's job is to be a “Good Will Ambassador” for Homeless Animals and those with Special Needs.

Dogs Deserve Better is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our "best friend" into the home and family.

Purebred Dogs, Puppies, Breeders, Dog Gifts, Dog Classified Ads and More - Our primary purpose is to provide the best purebred dog information, online resources and high-quality dog content and shopping experiences for all dog owners and those considering dog ownership. is a health directory. You can find links to website relate to health, diseases and conditions, holistic health, cancer, beauty, fitness, nursing, yoga, healing, weight loss and other information about health.

Last Chance for Animals Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional "usage" of animals.

Purrfect Pet Portraits is a Red Deer based studio catering to those who love their pets and desire to capture the character of their dear, loyal and unconditonally loving friend; to provide a lasting memory and to have some prints to show off to friends and family as well!

The Directory Of Dog Web Sites - Comprehensive Human-Edited Directory

Kipper the Dog - Books and Movies


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