Hi, all - This will be posted on FAQ's as soon as The Fool's ever-patient staff responds with instructions or does the necessary. In the meantime, here is a list of useful links on all sorts of information, from what to think about if you want to get a parrot/dog/cat, how to train, how to show, books to read.This list is not exhaustive; as things develop, I hope to post more.Meanwhile, this should be a good start:Links:Links to information on getting pets, including thinking things through, what to look for, how to introduce to established pets:DOGS, CATS AND BIRDSSO YOU'RE GETTING A NEW DOG...Things to think about:http://dogs.about.com/od/beforeyougetadog/qt/first_puppy.htm(From Dog Owner's Guide - an online resource for dog owners. http://www.canismajor.com/dog/jkpup1.htmlhttp://www.pgaa.com/canine/general/rainbow.htmlSO YOU'RE GETTING A NEW CAT...http://cats.about.com/cs/catmanagement101/a/yournewcat.htmhttp://www.fanciers.com/cat-faqs/getting-a-cat.shtmlhttp://videoforcats.com/newcat.htmSO YOU'RE A BIRD-LOVER...This came highly recommended:http://www.theperch.net/store/home.phpMessage board:http://www.theperch.net/discussion/Avian links directory:http://www.theperch.net/links/links.phpThink carefully about getting a parrot:Thought-provoking information from the British Columbia SPCA:http://www.spca.bc.ca/animalissues/parrot.aspAvian websites:Organized by species; lots of good information.http://www.birds2grow.com/links.htmlGENERALAmerican Kennel Club:This is a good place to start for general dog information as well as breed and care-specific information.http://www.akc.org/* Breeds: http://www.akc.org/breeds/index.cfm?nav_area=breeds* Responsible dog ownership: http://www.akc.org/public_education/responsible_dog_owner.cfmCat Fancy:http://www.cfainc.org/* Health and care issues: http://www.cfainc.org/caring.html* Breeds: http://www.cfainc.org/breeds.html* Showing cats: http://www.cfainc.org/shows.html* Show Schedule: http://www.cfainc.org/exhibitors/show-schedule.html* What the heck is going on? http://www.cfainc.org/shows/ribbons.html* I have a beautiful non-pedigreed pet. Can I show it? http://www.cfainc.org/shows/ribbons.htmlSan Francisco SPCA:This is the website for the SF SPCA. If you click on the upper left box (all departments) you will see plenty of information ranging from training to legislation:http://www.sfspca.org/adoption/index.shtmlThis site was set up by a top breeder of Labrador Retrievers. She is a health care professional, and is very interested in public work. The site is worth looking through:http://www.labbies.com/#ArticlesPOISON CONTROL CENTER (A.S.P.C.A.)http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=apcc RESCUEListing of no-kill shelters:http://www.fluffynet.com/shelter.htmBREED RESCUE:Cats:http://www.breedlist.com/retired/index.htmlDogs:http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfmhttp://www.dogbreedinfo.com/rescue.htmDogs and Cats:http://www.petfinder.com/Humane Society of the U.S.http://www.hsus.org/* Pets http://www.hsus.org/pets/ASPCA - Important linkshttp://www.aspca.org* Poison control center http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=apcc* Pet care and nutrition http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=petcare* National shelter outreach http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sheltersSPAYING AND NEUTERINGFrom the Humane Society of the U.S.:http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/myths_and_facts_about_spaying_and_neutering.html http://www.vospca.org/archive/spayneut.htmlhttp://www.oregonvma.org/petowners/spayneuter.aspDECLAWINGInformation including what it entails and alternatives. Insruction on cutting toenails. http://www.declawing.com/ TRAININGAn award-winning training site. This has just about everything you need, including finding a trainer in your local area. Stop in and look around:http://www.superdog.com/AKC Training resources:http://www.akc.org/events/trainingclubs.cfmCanine Good Citizenhttp://www.akc.org/events/cgc/program.cfmhttp://www.akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfmClicker training:http://www.clickersolutions.com/Obedience training:http://www.akc.org/events/obedience/http://www.perfectpaws.com/whytr.htmlhttp://www.dogpatch.org/obed/http://www.obediencedogtraining.com/Agility training:http://www.agilityability.com/agility_training.htmhttp://www.dogpatch.org/agility/http://www.dogpatch.org/agility/FAQs/faqgen13.htmlFlyball:http://www.flyballdogs.com/http://nafadb.flyball.org/public.shtmlSo you want your dog to be a therapy dog?http://www.deltasociety.org/http://www.tdi-dog.org/DOG TREAT RECIPESFrom Two Dog Bakery:http://www.twodogpress.com/twodogpress/dogfood.htmlVETERINARY INFORMATION:http://www.vetinfo.com/http://www.library.uiuc.edu/vex/vetdocs/vetlinks.htmCARING FOR AN ELDERLY PEThttp://www.petz.co.uk/vetontheweb/new/article11.htmlNutrition:http://www.pedigree.com/PedigreeCenter/Articles/NutritionWHEN IT IS TIME TO SAY GOODBYEhttp://www.thepetcenter.com/imtop/euthanasia.htmhttp://www.pgaa.com/canine/general/rainbow.htmlONLINE VENDORS:We are not employed by these vendors, nor are we trying to endorse them. They are prominent online vendors with wide selections of product; you may wish to select your own vendors.Www.drsfostersmith.comStarted by two veterinarians. Some excellent articleswww.petco.comThey also have an excellent reference source. www.petsmart.comwww.petedge.comThis site was geared toward people who run pet-related businesses. It sells goods like grooming supplies, beds, cages, clippers, treats and toys at a deep discount.FOR YOUR LIBRARY:All these books can be previewed at www.amazon.com . Just type in the name and author.Don't Shoot The Dog by Karen PryorGood commonsensePaws To Consider: Choosing The Right Dog For You And Your Family by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson. An excellent book with a very useful setup: try it!No Bad Dogs by Barbara WoodhouseWisdom from a premier British trainerThe Silent Miaow: A Manual for Kittens, Strays, and Homeless Cats by Paul GallicoThe title says it all: delightful!
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