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Resources & Links

The veterinary resources featured on this page provide useful information to pet owners on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care.


Animal Breeds

  • American Kennel Club (AKC) — A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.
  • Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) — This website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

Humane Societies, Local Animal Shelters & Non-profit Organizations

  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
  • Fairy DogParents — This is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps prevent dogs from being surrendered to shelters. They provide assistance with food, medical, and general wellness needs of qualified dog recipients in Massachusetts.
  • Kingston Animal Shelter — Provides temporary housing for stray and/or abandoned dogs and cats in our community, until permanent homes can be found.
  • Petfinder — An online database of adoptable pets in the care of about 13,000 animal welfare organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Local Pet Services

  • Doggie Fun & Fitness Center — A great doggy daycare in Kingston, which also offers training, grooming, and boarding.
  • The Healthy Animal — A health food store for pets located in Pembroke, offering all natural and high-quality pet products such as dog and cat foods, treats, vitamin supplements, natural shampoos and skin treatments, herbal remedies for a variety of ailments, unique pet accessories, and much more.

Pet Grief Support

Pet Insurance / Payment Options

Pet Owner Resources

  • Behavior Problems — Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline house soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
  • Choosing a New Puppy — This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
  • Plants Toxic to Animals (ASPCA) — A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.

Pet Poison Control

Pet Products

Veterinary Education