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LinksVirginia Pet Resources

MapleShade Animal Hospital works closely with a number of dog trainers and animal rescue groups in Dale City, Woodbridge and Prince William County. Please visit the websites of the businesses and groups we work with.

All About Dogs - A professional dog training company based in Woodbridge and dedicated to family pet dog training. All of All About Dogs' trainers are members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and advocate a humane, positive approach to training.

CES Dog Training - Manassas-based trainer Carmen Childs, PhD, offers training programs in behavior modification, private lessons, training camps, socialization camps, canine good citizen classes, group classes and complete puppy packages.

Northern Virginia - Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League - A non-profit volunteer rescue group dedicated to rescuing, caring for and finding loving homes for Great Danes in Northern Virginia.

Pet Care Resources

The American Animal Hospital Association - Pet care information and resources for pet owners and veterinarians alike.

American Veterinary Medical Association - Veterinary medical news, information and resources by one of the leading veterinary medical professional organizations.

Dog-Related Sites

Basic Dog Care from Purina.

The Senior Dogs Project. A website devoted to looking out for older dogs.

The American Kennel Club's list of dog breeds from A to Z.

Learn About Heartworm Disease in Dogs.

Cat-Related Sites

The Cat Fancier's Association has information on cat shows, cat breeds, cat care, as well as a showcase of top winning cats.

Cat care tips from Purina

Cornell University Veterinary School's Feline Health Center website contains information on medical topics relating to cat health care.

Ohio State University's Indoor Cat Initiative provides information related to enriching the lives of indoor cats.

Information about Feline Hyperthyroidism

The Internet Guide to Feline Diabetes.

Heartworm is not only a disease for dogs; cats can get Heartworm, too. Learn more by visiting or The Feline Heartworm Society.

General Pet Sites

The ASPCA exists to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty and alleviate fear, pain and suffering in animals.

Visit the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center website for any animal poison-related emergency.

If animals were able to talk, you would find their voices at The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society promotes the protection of all animals. Here you will find many wonderful animal-related stories and lots of valuable information on pet care, pet adoption and animal welfare issues.

Learn more about the human-animal health connection at the Pet Partners.

A Source of Information for You and Your Pet.

Solutions to your Pet's Behavior Problems provided to you by the SPCA.

Are you looking to adopt a pet? Are you looking for a lost pet? You can do both at

Recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of parasite infections.

Are you worried your that your pet consumed something dangerous? The Pet Poison Helpline can help.

Visit Great Pets for expert pet advice.

For information on West Nile Virus, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Pet Loss Information

The University of Florida offers a Grief Support Hotline plus some articles on coping with pet loss.

Tufts University offers a Grief Support Hotline and articles regarding the loss of a pet.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's Pet Loss Support Hotline

The University of Illinois Grief Support Hotline

Traveling With Your Pet

Visit DogFriendly before you plan your trip.

Basic information on domestic and international travel of pets by the US Department of Agriculture