Animal Communication Penelope Smith

Holistic Animal Services

Veterinary Resources

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
For a directory of holistic veterinarians 

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
Vets who trained under Dr. Richard Pitcairn in homeopathic care and other natural health care information

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, Inc.

American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture

American Association of Housecall and Mobile Veterinarians

American Veterinary Dental College

Physical therapy for pets

Holistic animal health care article archive and e-mail updates by Dr. Karen Becker

Extensive digital library of learning resources for veterinary professionals and people with an interest in animal welfare

Animal Behavior & Training

Tellington TTouch positive approach to training, behavior, and overall well-being by internationally recognized animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones. Dogs, horses, cats, humans and other animals.

Certified Dog Training with positive reinforcement rather than dominance methods.!directory/map

Certified Behaviorists for dogs, cats…

Suzanne Clothier: Relationship Centered Training (TM) working with animals professionally since 1977 with a background that includes obedience, agility, puppy testing, breeding, Search and Rescue, conformation, instructing, kennel management and canine midwifery.

Patricia McConnell PhD, Zoologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, (CAAB) is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars.

Pam Johnson Bennett cat behaviorist with excellent resources on solving issues including in multi-cat households

Jackson Galaxy cat behaviorist with holistic resources and information.

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Services and Articles

Animal Care

How to handle fleas with natural remedies — no harmful poisons needed

Ultimate Pet Friendly Housing Guide: How to Find a Rental with Your Pet
Renting an apartment? Advice on everything you should include in a pet resume with an interactive guide to build your own
A Landlord and Tenant’s Guide to Pet Screenings: How to Create a Pet Resume
How to Successfully Rent an Apartment with a Pet

The Ultimate Guide to Adopting a Dog
A Guide to Finding the Right Dog.
Questions to ask before you adopt
How to Choose the Right Dog Breed for your Family
Guide to What Dog Breed I Should Get

Caring for Elderly and Disabled Pets
including mobility, common health issues, diet, exercise, and home modifications

A Guide to Pet-proofing Your Home for a Foster Rescue Animal
Getting Your Home Ready for Your New Rescue Dog
What to Do in the first 24 hours after bringing a puppy home

Unique and affordable backyard ideas for dogs. Modifications you can make in your backyard for your dogs to enjoy, like special digging areas and DIY obstacle courses.
Dog-Friendly Landscaping Guide

Smart Technology Toolkit for Managing Pet Health and Wellness to find the best smart technology for the health and wellness of your animal companions. Wearable technology like GPS collars, smart food dispensers, litter boxes, and more.

DNA Tests for Dogs and Cats

MyDogLikes dog health and wellness; behavior and training tips.

Dog Grooming Guide

Benefits of Pets for Kids – The Essential Guide A comprehensive resource on the many benefits of animals for children, including what it takes to have a pet, how to take care of pets, and pets for special needs children.
Why Fish Make Great Pets for Kids.

Animal Assistance in Addiction Therapy and Prevention
Benefits of Pets During Addiction Recovery
Guide for people looking to recover from their addiction through pet adoption
More Than Emotional Support Animals The history of animals in therapy and examples of current day animal assisted therapies. How support animals improve recovery from substance use disorders.
Dogs' roles in cancer care
Understanding Animal-Assisted Interventions and Veterinary Social Work explains what animal-assisted therapy is, and how it's used by veterinary social workers to help clients build communication strategies, self-esteem, and coping skills for grief and loss.

Establishing pet-friendly office policies

Sleeping with your fur-baby can reduce depression, ease insomnia and even lower your blood pressure
How to tell if your pet is impacting your sleeping habits positively or negatively

How to Encourage your Cat to Drink More by Royal Veterinary College nurse who specializes in feline nursing and sees a lot of dehydrated cats

Homemade grain-free dog treat recipes

Reviews, tips, and information to take care of hamsters, guinea pigs, and chinchillas

Animal Safety

First-Aid For Dogs: Prepare For The Unexpected  

Comprehensive guide on why you should microchip your pet

Pet Disaster Preparedness Guide
Pet owner disaster safety guide with general preparedness tips, how to plan/pack for disasters, tips for taking shelter at home, evacuation safety, and pet safety considerations after a disaster

Pet safety guide written by industry experts, includes chapters on common household hazards for pets, food safety for pets, pet-proofing, and natural disaster preparation for pet owners.
Tips for pet proofing your home and yard
Keeping Pets Safe in Your Home: Room by room advice and many helpful links
Create A Pet-Friendly House That Your Four-Legged Pal Will Love
Pet Safety: Leaving your dog or cat home alone
Keeping your pet safe and happy during the holidays

Household cleaning products that are harmful to pets and easy natural recipes for cleaning home and pets.

10 most common ways dogs are accidentally poisoned

Guide to Pet-Safe House Plants
Poisonous Plants for Cats

Dog Walking Safety Tips

Keeping Pets Cool on Hot Days

The Harmful Effects of Smoking Around Pets
Dangers of smoking and vaping around pets
Pets and Marijuana Poisoning

Animal Death

Animals in Spirit - a practical guide that shows us how to help animals make their transition while strengthening ourselves by feeling their presence deeper in our hearts as we learn to accept and understand the full experience. Learn how to connect and communicate with your animal friends after they have gone on.

Understanding Pet Loss Grief and Recovering

How To Grieve a Pet's Death in a Healthy Way

Mourning the Loss of Your Dog (or Other Pets)

Coping with Grief: What is Normal and What is Complicated Grief

Helping Kids Deal with the Loss of a Pet
How to Help your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet
What to Do When A Family Pet Dies

How Pets Mourn the Loss of a Companion
Tips to Help your Pet Deal with the Loss of Another One

Loving Ideas to Honor a Beloved Pet Who Has Passed Away
Ways to Honor Your Dog's Memory

A Guide to Logistics and Legalities for Memorializing Your Pets

Pet Prayer Flags
to commemorate our connection with animal friends who have gone on 

Thoughtful pet loss sympathy gifts

Loss of Pets Ecards
Create your own e-card with Canva, a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use

How Long After the Death of My Dog Should I Wait to Get Another Dog?

Animal Expenses, Aid and Insurance

What it costs to have a cat or dog and how to budget for expenses

Cost-helping database, specifically and helping find costs of procedures, professional services and much more. Countless people have shared their costs on our interactive map, making it easier to find that "fair price." 

The Simple Dollar’s guide to financial aid for pets. A state by state guide that provides a list of the resources and organizations that are offering financial assistance for pet owners in need.

A detailed guide on how to find help and care for your pets when you are hospitalized

To help animal guardians navigate the pet insurance industry, we consulted with vets and pet care experts about what's essential to a pet insurance policy
A Guide To Understanding Homeowners Insurance And Pets
The Best Pet Insurance Companies;;;
Obtaining pet insurance when your pet has pre-existing conditions
Guide to homeowner's insurance for dog owners, including blacklisted breeds
Why renters need pet insurance. The difference between renters insurance and pet healthcare insurance.
Pet Insurance Review for Seniors

Animal-assisted therapy for substance abuse. Benefits and how to find a provider.


We travel the USA compiling guides to dog friendly towns, parks and events.

How to keep your dog safe in the car
Keep your dog safe and happy in your car
Guide to keep pets safe in the car and how to prepare for an auto emergency

Pets and hot cars: what you need to know
Heat Exhaustion and how to safely cool down your dog

Traveling With Pets: Tips For a Stress-Free Trip
Travel with your dog: planning for domestic and international travel, by car, bus, train, plane, and cruises
How to Fly and Travel with your Dog
Guide to plane travel with your dog
Pet friendly airlines and their policies

How to Travel with Your Cat
5 Tips for Traveling with Cats

Ways to keep your pet safe and comfortable before, during and after a move.
Guide to Moving with Pets
Guide for moving and caring for anxious pets.

Resource guide with the state importation regulations for the most common household pets. State-by-state interactive map to view the specific veterinary health certificates, permits and vaccinations required to move pets to a new state.


MyDogLikes comprehensive dog product reviews, buying guide, and coupons.

Online resource for tips, advice, products and guides.

A complete array of holistic animal food and other supplies

Brands That Test on Animals: Beauty and Skincare Companies and Products to Avoid

Organic products for animals. Effective oral care water and food additive and dental gel, healing skin salves, shampoos, insect spray, ear cleaner.

Dog Owner's Guide to CBD How it works, what conditions can it help, which products are most likely to be pet-safe.

CBD Oil For Dogs: What You Need To Know

Cat Perches A wide variety of cat furniture with sturdy construction and no toxic chemical smells.

Animal Health Care Careers

Holistic health careers:

Interested in becoming a
Veterinary Technician? Find comprehensive lists of vet tech programs in the U.S. at

Veterinary students
find all of the necessary steps, from the education, internship and exam processes to licensure and maintaining your Vet Tech/Veterinarian credentials within your respective state. 
Veterinary Careers Essentials Guide to veterinary careers and programs.

Getting Into Veterinary School from the perspective of many who have done it

Open Colleges Animal Care Courses Australia's leading online educator An infographic which shows what lies ahead if you pursue a career in animal care Animal care advice from Industry Professionals

Insights from veterinary nurses and other career information

CourseFinder bringing together online and distance education courses from the biggest and best Australian universities, TAFEs and private colleges. Animal care courses at:


Animals 24-7
Subscribe to e-letter to get well-documented news and thoughtful editorials you won’t find anywhere else about animal issues around the world

Animal Wellness Magazine cover with dog

Animal Wellness Magazine devoted to natural & holistic health for animals.

Naturally Happy Dogs video magazine logo
The online Dog Video Magazine

An inspirational Anthem for Animals by Daniel and Beth Lily Redwood to enjoy and share with your animal-loving friends.

Animal Welfare Organizations

World Animal Net logoThe world's largest network of animal protection societies with over 2,000 affiliates in more than 100 countries working to improve the status and welfare of animals. 

Earthfire Institute A non-profit organization dedicated to fostering appreciation of all living things fundamental to their preservation. A refuge for rescued wild animals of many species who act as a bridge to humankind to reconnect with the sacredness of the wild.                                                         
Juas and babies  - tamarin monkeys at Pacific Primate Sanctuary
Pacific Primate Santuary, Inc. A nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the protection, preservation, and propagation of threatened, endangered, or distressed primates. Monkeys come from research labs, the pet trade, and some have been confiscated from smugglers by federal agencies. The Sanctuary is run by volunteers and relies on contributions from the public to continue its life saving work.  
Juas and babies

The Elephant Sanctuary  The nation's only natural-habitat refuge where sick, old, and needy elephants can walk the Earth in peace and dignity. The 800 acre sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee provides education about these endangered elephants.

Defenders of Wildlife Wildlife updates and environmental network. An easy way to keep informed and support animal and environmental issues.

Earth Island Institute In-depth information on environmental protection.  

Helping the green economy for people and the planet.

Green Living Guide. Help the planet and all its inhabitants by following these inexpensive ways to go green.

Global tree meditations and celebrations to unite our fellow tree lovers to help awaken and deepen harmonious, respectful connections to our tree kin. Our website is full of tree-mendous resources, books, organizations and courses.

Spiritual Growth
It is always possible to discover more deeply what the force is, what the grace is, that moves your life. In fact, it is essential to acknowledge that, and to open to direct experience in the discovery of that. Then you have the actual choice of surrendering your thoughts and emotions, your habits and concepts, surrendering it all to the grace of the power that is calling you home.     Gangaji

A Network for Grateful Living A worldwide community of gratefulness, including all of life on Earth. Inspiring thoughts for each day.

Steps To Enlightenment A book written by Sharmai Amber with Keith Amber who together co-host Mastering Ourselves Radio which airs 6 days a week and is dedicated to spiritual growth.

Prepare to delight in the helpfulness of this wonderfully well-written, practical, and thorough guide through the pitfalls on the spiritual journey. The real-life examples give exquisite clarity to the pointers on how to progress to self-mastery on our true soul path. Penelope Smith

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Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
by Robert Schwartz Ten true stories of people who planned physical illness, having handicapped children, deafness, blindness, drug addiction, alcoholism, losing a loved one, and severe accidents. The book presents the actual conversations people had with their future parents, children, spouses, friends, and other loved ones when together they planned the challenges they would experience in their upcoming lifetimes.
How humans can upgrade the English language
to become as resonant with natural harmonies as birdsong and cricket choirs—and to 'convey a higher frequency of consciousness in our communications and inspire a greater frequency of kindness in our interactions’

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