Animal and Pet Care Resources
American Counseling Association www.counseling.org
By providing leadership training, publications, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy services to nearly 45,000 members, ACA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base.
Defenders of Wildlife www.defendersofwildlife.org
In 2009, Defenders of Wildlife employs over 150 dedicated professionals and is supported by more than 500,000 members nationwide. Our organization has evolved to take on the task of preserving our nation’s native wildlife species and habitats.
World Wildlife Fund www.worldwildlifefund.org
WWF is committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. They recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning program that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Association of Pet Loss & Bereavement (APLB) www.aplb.org
The APLB is a nonprofit association of concerned volunteers who are experienced and knowledgeable in the tender subject of pet death. Our chatrooms are free and available to anyone bereaving for a beloved pet. Membership is not required for this.
Grief Recovery Institute www.grief-recovery.com
John W. James is the Founder, Russell P. Friedman is the Executive Director and Eric J. Cline is Executive Director in Canada of The Grief Recovery Institute. The Institute, an internationally recognized authority, provides programs for The Compassionate Friends, The National SIDS Foundation, The National AIDS Network, The University of California at Irvine, Chapman University, and many others.
Nature Conservancy www.nature.org
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Animal Legal Defense Fund www.aldf.org
Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life.
Jane Goodall Institute www.janegoodall.org
Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary www.bestfriends.org
Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us.
The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
SPCA of Texas www.spca.org
The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.
Saint John’s Retreat Center www.whiteaglelodge.org
The White Eagle Lodge - Church of Saint John and Retreat Center is a worldwide organization founded in 1936 by Grace and Ivan Cooke, based on a profound, yet gentle philosophy. The spiritual teachings of White Eagle and their applications in daily life encourage us on a path of love, tolerance and service towards all life; towards the development of inner peace, and the awareness of our eternal, spiritual nature.
Church of the White Eagle Lodge UK www.whiteagle.org
The White Eagle Lodge is a worldwide organization based on a profound, yet gentle philosophy. Through White Eagle's teaching we are encouraged on a path of love, tolerance and service towards all life; towards the development of inner peace, and the awareness of our eternal, spiritual nature.
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) www.hsus.org
The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. They are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
Roots and Shoots www.rootsandshoots.org
The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment.
Alaskan Malamute Assistance League (AMAL) www.malamuterescue.org
The Alaskan Malamute Assistance League (AMAL) is a non-profit and charitable organization recognized by the national breed club, the Alaskan Malamute Club of America. We are an all-volunteer national rescue network which includes state and local breed rescue groups, as well as individual members.
Denton Animal Shelter Foundation www.dentonasf.com
A Private Foundation to support the city of Denton animal shelter through fundraising, public awareness, and educational programs promoting animal welfare.
Humane Society of Flower Mound www.fmhs.org
The Humane Society of Flower Mound is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and placement of unwanted and abused animals in Flower Mound and the surrounding areas.
Dachshund Rescue of Houston www.dachshundrescueofhouston.org
The Dachshund Rescue of Houston has one sole purpose and that is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Dachshunds in need of a second chance at life and love.
Save the Chimps www.savethechimps.org
Save the Chimps was established in 1997, under the leadership of founder Carole Noon, Ph.D., in response to the U.S. Air Force's announcement that it was getting out of the chimpanzee research business. At the end of the long giveaway process, most of the chimpanzees, described by the USAF in a Wall Street Journal article as "surplus equipment," were sent to The Coulston Foundation (TCF) in Alamogordo, NM, a biomedical laboratory with the worst record of any lab in the history of the Animal Welfare Act.
American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Inc. www.appma.org
Founded in 1958, APPA is the leading not-for-profit trade association made up of over 1000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers.
Doris Day Animal League www.ddal.org
Doris Day Animal League is a nonprofit, national, citizen's lobbying organization working to improve the humane treatment of animals.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) www.avma.org
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 80,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
Simply Dog Portraits by Mary Buergin www.marybuergindogportraits.com
Artist Mary Buergin paints custom dog portraits in oils from your photos.
Delta Society www.deltasociety.org
Delta Society is dedicated to improving human health through therapy and service animals.
Texas Counseling Association (TCA) www.txca.org
TCA is dedicated to providing leadership, advocacy and education to promote the growth and development of the counseling profession and those who are served.
Directors Guild of America (DGA) www.dga.org
DGA is a labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors of the U.S. motion picture industry.
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) www.ibpa-online.org
IBPA is the largest not-for-profit trade association representing book publishers in the U.S. and around the world.
National Council for Aging Care www.aginginplace.org/seniors-and-pets
Aging Care's guide on Pets for Seniors - These guides provide advice and the resources you need to make these important decisions about the rest of you or your loved one’s life. Simply knowing the facts can help aging seniors feel more comfortable about impending life changes and, in turn, allow them to relax in the knowledge that they will be taken care of and there is a plan in place.