This page contains information specific to dogs kept as pets including travel, behavior, care, health, first aid and dog bite resources.
OIG Audit Report: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Care Program Inspections of Problematic Dealers, 2010 (PDF | 4.48MB)
USDA. Office of Inspector General.
This is an audit of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Animal Care (AC) unit, which is responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The audit focused on AC’s inspections of problematic dealers.
Before You Get a Dog
Article describing the many issues to be considered before getting a dog.
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
A bibliography and Web site resources related to the housing, husbandry, health and welfare of dogs.
GAO Report: USDA's Oversight of Dealers of Random Source Dogs and Cats
Government Accountability Office.
The September 2010 results and recommendations from a GAO study of USDA's oversight of Class B dealers, suggesting that the oversight would benefit from additional management information and analysis.
Dog Star Daily
A free website for dog owners: a daily magazine with news, blogs and articles about dog behavior; and a comprehensive digital textbook on dog training.
Dog-Friendly Dog Trainers
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
Encourages the use of positive reinforcement in dog training and minimizing the use of aversive techniques.
Dog Behavior Tip Sheets
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
This site has information that can help you address dog behavioural problems. Resources are provided to empower pet caregivers to solve the problems that threaten their relationships with their companion animals.
Laboratory Beagle Adoption
Cascade Beagle Rescue, Inc.
CBR-East works with accredited institutions/facilities and assist with the adoptions of voluntarily released healthy, adoptable beagles.
Dog Bites: Fact Sheet
DHHS. CDC. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Information on dog bite injuries from the CDC, including a short bibliography.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 08:39United States Food and Drug Administration.
Holidays and chocolate seem to go together. For birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day and many other holidays — chocolate is everywhere. But, there is someplace chocolate should never be, and that’s in your dog. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and can kill them. And since a lot of the chocolate treats might be the kids’, make sure to pass along the message to them to never give chocolate to Rover.