Boxer dog

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.

Dogs, 2008

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

A bibliography and Web site resources related to the housing, husbandry, health and welfare of dogs.

Veterinarian looking closely at a cat Spaying and Neutering Cats, Dogs and Related Wildlife, 2009

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Provides a comprehensive view of the literature published on the broad topic of spaying and neutering cats and dogs.

Images of a dog and a cat 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-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.

Preventing Dog Bites

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Information on dog bite injuries and preventing them from the CDC.

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USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

The document provides information to purveyors of USDA-regulated animals as to whether USDA requires those individuals to be licensed under the Animal Welfare Act or if they are exempt from licensing. It contains questions and answers that we hope will serve as a helpful reference. Covered topics include: USDA compliance inspections; applying for a USDA license; exempt sales; shipping dogs; and importing dogs for resale or adoption.