Pet Resources

We have a list of pet resources that will help new and veteran pet owners alike when it comes to breed-specific information, tips on traveling with your pet, pet health, pet emergency numbers and information and behavior and training best practices and tips.

Next time you are about to travel with your pet, or your pet gets into something you are sure they shouldn’t have, visit our page and you will be quickly directed to the right spot.

Owning a pet is hard work, and there is a lot to know and remember, so we’ve compiled a list of the very best official resources on all kinds of information. Our content goes over everything from the current vaccination guidelines to what to expect when you bring your pet on an airplane.

We know that wading through all of the information online can be stressful, and often times what you find may be inaccurate. Therefore, we direct you right to the source, whether it’s the government agency or the airlines themselves. We want you to have peace of mind knowing you have all of the right information right at your fingertips.

If you have a resource you want other pet owners to know about, simply let us know!

Pet owners want to know more about pet health options, insurance being one of them, nutrition and food options, and how to travel with pets. From a pet industry perspective, these are the fastest-growing parts of the $50 billion pet industry.

Our resources will give you insight into the latest laws and requirements for pet health, you can submit an issue with a prescription or check for recalls on pet food. And when you are ready to take your pet on a trip or you want the most up-to-date recommendations for vaccinations before you decide to purchase a pet insurance plan, our resources should help.

The following are resources for those people who identify as pet owners or lovers, or both. There are resources for new pet owners and veteran pet owners alike, and it doesn’t matter if you own a dog, cat, bird or rabbit (although admittedly there are simply more dog resources on the internet than any other).

If you would like to add a resource to our page, simply let us know!

Free Pet Resources


American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and finding permanent, loving homes for America’s adoptable pets.

Humane Society

The nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.

In Defense of Animals

Advocates for the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The largest animal rights organization in the world, focusing on animal abuse and cruelty.

The Cat Fancier’s Association

World’s largest registry of pedigreed cats

The American Kennel Club

Dedicated to advancing the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dog

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers

A professional organization of individual dog trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.


Matches adoptive pets to guardians and has found homes for 12 million pets since 1995.

Westminster Kennel Club

The most prestigious judged dog show, held annually in New York City.


Pet MD

Find dog vaccination schedules, pet health information, pet care essentials and much more.

UC Davis Vet MD

Veterinary medicine canine and feline vaccination guidelines.

American Veterinary Medicine Association

AVMA provides vaccination resources for American pets.


UK veterinary medicine vaccine guidelines.

Pet Information

Dog DNA Tests

See what muzzle, ear and tail features can say about your dog’s background.


This site sells dog books and DVDs on a variety of topics.

Pet Magazines

The Bark

Modern dog magazine designed for the dog enthusiast.


This is Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Science newsletter.

Fido Friendly

Lifestyle and travel magazine for dogs and their owners.

Modern Dog

This is a magazine to celebrate all dogs, pedigree or not.

Pet Health


The American Animal Hospital Association provides resources for animal owners on health and behavior.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Obtain additional dog health information in Cornell’s newsletter.

Center for Veterinary Medicine

This site is a resource for specific information on pet foods and recalls.

Companion Animal Parasite Control

Information on common parasites that affect your pets, and tips on how to protect them.

Cornell Feline Health Center

The Cornell Feline Health provides trustworthy information on cats. Offers articles, brochures and videos.

Veterinary Pharmacy Information

Resources provided by the U.S. government on buying pet medications at pharmacies.


Pet Poison Helpline

24/7 animal poison control center for questions regarding what your pets ingest.

National Pesticide Information Center

Pesticide association with a wealth of information about how to use pesticides safely around pets.

Best Friends

World’s largest animal sanctuary for homeless animals, provides resources, spay/neuter and education.

Red Cross

This section of the Red Cross website details emergency preparedness tips for pets.

Walks and Wags

Pet first aid information, ranging from online and in-person courses to certifications in pet first aid.


Veterinary emergency and critical care society with a searchable database of emergency vets.


Pet CPR information and training website.

Training and Behavior

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

AVCB advances the specialty of veterinary behavior, creating more vets who can help with behavioral issues.


International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants provides site for annual conference and consumer resource for pet behavior help.

Association of Professional Dog Trainers

APDT is an association committed to building better trainers through education.

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

This council provides an independent dog trainer certification.

Traveling with Your Pet


United States Department of Agriculture’s animal and plant health inspection service.

US State Department

US Department of State recommendations for traveling with animals.

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines special travel information for traveling with pets.

American Airlines

American Airlines travel information for pets.


JetBlue has a JetPaws Program for their traveling furry friends.

United Airlines

United Airlines tips for traveling with pets in cabin and in cargo.

Center for Disease Control

The CDC recommendations and guidelines for traveling with pets.