For the animal control officer in your area, you can call your local police department or check the following list:


Lost and Found Info

The Importance of Spay/Neuter; Huffington Post

Pet Safety

Purebred Rescue, Out of State Shelters, and Related Sites

Purebred Rescue Lists - Dogs

All Breed Rescue - This is a comprehensive list of contacts in New England

(CT,MA,ME,NH,NY,RI) for purebred dogs compiled for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue

American Kennel Club - This web site offers a list of AKC recognized breeds, breed

standards, clubs, breed specific rescue contacts, and a myriad of other related topics. Great

all around web site dedicated to the pure-bred dog.

Other Links

Town of East Brookfield, MA

Massachusetts state list of approved shelters and rescues - This list is on the Dept. of Agriculture website and is the listing of shelters and rescues approved to operate in the State of Masschusetts.

Assistance Dogs International, Inc. - "Assistance Dogs International, Inc. is a coalition of

not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs." If you are in need of a

service dog, this site offers a list of contacts.

Dog Breed Info Center - This site is excellent for those who want to know how a particular

breed would fit their lifestyle. Each breed has a page dedicated to it that provides a photo

of the animal, its description, temperament, height/weight, health problems, living conditions,

exercise, life expectancy, and grooming. You can also search for the perfect pet based on

the breed's demands for exercise, grooming, and space, just to name a few.

Dog Friendly - "Travel Guide for Dog of All Sizes." This site lists dog-friendly vacation spots

and has great tips for traveling with your dog.

House Rabbit Network, Woburn, MA - Specializing in Rabbit Education and Adoption in

Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

Humane Society of the United States

Make Mine Chocolate - The goal of the “Make Mine Chocolate!™” campaign is to break the

cycle of acquisition and relinquishment by educating the public about the responsibilities

involved in keeping a companion rabbit before a rabbit is brought home.

My Apartment Map - MyApartmentMap is a housing search web site with pet friendly listings

all over the USA.

Pet Friendly Housing on Zillow

ASPCA Animal Poison Control - This is the best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

NewPet - "NewPet contains a wealth of helpful resources for new, or soon-to-be, pet owners.

We have a world of fun tips and helpful hints on where to get a new pet and how to care for

the new addition once you bring your bundle of joy home."

No Paws Left Behind - "No Paws Left Behind, Inc. is a focus driven not for profit

organization, designed to bring awareness to all communities the silent victims of foreclosure

who have no voice or rights to implement change."

Petfinder - This web site is true to its name. It covers all sorts of pets: dogs, cats, birds,

reptiles, rabbits, etc. Non-profit animal organizations and animal control officers can

register with Pet Finder and then be able to list animals available for adoption. Petfinder

provides extensive links to animal shelters around the country, and maintains a lost and

found database as well.

Pet Hiking Safety Tips - ASPCA Article on Pet HIking Safety Tips

Pets With Disabilities - The organization and website have provided support and information

to people whose pets suffer from birth defects or have become disabled due to illness or

injury. They also have an adoptions page for disabled pets needing homes.

Red Cross Pet Saver App - An app for your phone or device that offers pet first aid info and instructions. Watch News Article > Another source for Emergency Preparedness for pets in disasters is on the Red Cross website page.

Senior Dogs Rescue - The Senior Dogs Project web site offers information on adopting a

senior canine, and offers great tips for anyone caring for a senior dog. If you have recently

lost a dog, this site has a wonderful, touching tribute page.

Tails Pet Media Group, Inc

Recovery Village's article about the benefits of adopting on mental health 

Pet Friendly Apartments in Worcester County Through RentCafe