- Our contract (includes ARF frequently asked questions)
- Can you afford a “free” puppy or kitten?
- Spay Neuter Poster
- Top Threats to Your Pets (word) (acrobat)
Behavior and Health Tips
- Allergies: Don’t trade in your pet!
- Controlling fleas and ticks, and What you should know about flea/tick products
- Pet Placement Guidelines: Finding a Responsible Home for your Pet
- Need a home for a purebreed pet? Breed rescue sites
- Elective surgery on animals: should you or shouldn’t you?
- Dog care essentials
- Crate Training — a great way to housebreak your dog (and what to do if he hates it)
- Housebreaking your puppy or an adult or senior dog
- Introducing your new dog to your other dog
- Temperament Testing: Picking a good shelter dog (Pawnation)
- Adopt a dog with the right energy level (Cesar Milan)
- How to get your dog to stop digging
- How to stop chewing
- Submissive peeing and “excitement” urination
- Dog training and positive reinforcement training
- Separation anxiety
- Other Dog Tip Sheets
- Bringing your new cat home and introducing it to other pets
- Cat care essentials
- Preventing and Solving Litterbox Problems
- Declawing cats — Far worse than a manicure
- Destructive scratching in cats
- Outside or Inside? Why living indoors is safer, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly
- Other Cat Tip Sheets
Want a specific breed?
- Humane Society of the U.S. – Our parent organization. This site is updated daily with news items about issues involving animals.
- Having trouble finding pet-friendly rental housing?
- PETA – People for the Ethical treatment of Animals. An activist organization promoting animal welfare and animal rights.
- Tips and Resources from Best Friends Pet Care
- Breed Rescue sites
- Doginfomat – Good information for anyone who plans to get a dog.
- Dr.P’s Dog Training – Does your pet have behavior problems? Want to find out how to train your puppy? Ask Dr. P.
- Breed Rescue sites
- Catman-2 is a private, limited admission, no-kill, cats-only humane society in Cullowhee. Conceived and operated by Dr. Harold Sims, Catman-2 has placed over 650 cats for adoption in the past three years!
- Alley Cat Allies – Promotes compassion and care for feral cats. Outlines their trap/neuter/return program.
- Why Cats Paint – Fine art by cats. Produced in association with the Museum of Non-Primate Art.
Jackson County Sites and nearby rescue sites
- Jackson County Animal Shelter–visit this site to safe pets in immediate danger
- Jackson County Web Page – Lots of helpful links for area residents.
- Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
- Haywood County Animal Shelter Pets
- Sarge and Friends Animal Rescue
- Paws Animal Rescue (Bryson City)
- Macon County Animal Control and Humane Society