The American Dog Trainers Network

LOVABLE MUTTS & MIXED BREED DOGS

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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."


                                                                                       --Mahatma Gandhi
 

This page is dedicated to all the caring people, rescue & adoption groups, and animal organizations who rescue, rehabilitate and place mutts in responsible loving homes.

 

Seminars

How To Identify Mixed Breeds
Sue Sternberg
Various locations
Rondout Valley Kennels
Accord, NY
(914)687-4297
Also offers other seminars on a variety of dog-related topics.


Rescue & Rehoming
John Rogerson
4-Day Workshop
Various Locations throughout US & Europe
Also offers other seminars on a variety of dog-related topics.
 


Web Sites
 


Shelters & Adoption Groups

 

  • American Humane Association
    63 Inverness Drive East
    Englewood, Colorado 80112-5117
    (800)227-4645
    (303)792-9900

     
  • ASPCA
    NY, NY
    Numerous programs and services including:  Obedience Training, Behavioral Counselling,  Adoption Services, Pet Assisted Therapy, Spaying & Neutering, etc.

     
  • Being Kind
    NY, NY
    Contact: Linda Cherney
    (212)781-4888

     
  • Bide-A-Wee
    38th ST & 1st. Ave.
    New York, NY
    532-5884

     
  • Best Friends Sancuary
    (801)644-2001

     
  • Canine Resource & Referral Helpline
    Sponsored by the American Dog Trainers Network
    (212)727-7257   (Mid-afternoons only, EST)
    Free info & referrals:  Dog Training, Owner Counseling, Pet Care, Adoptions, etc.

     
  • Caring Corps
    Contact: Livi French
    NY, NY
    (212)737-9358

     
  • City Critters
    New York, NY

     
  • Friends of Animals
    1841 Broadway
    NY, NY
    (212)247-8120

     
  • Humane Society of NY
    306 E. 59th St.
    NY, NY
    (212)752-4840

     
  • Humane Society of the United States
    Flanders, NJ
    (201)927-5611

     
  • Monadnock Humane Society
    West Swanzey, NH

     
  • Mighty Mutts
    New York, NY
    Great selection of mixed breed dogs.

     
  • Muffin's Pet Listing Service
    (718)833-7988
    Finds responsible homes.

     
  • Rondout Valley Kennels
    Shelter & Real Life Rooms
    Accord, NY
    (914)687-4297
    Sue Sternberg's innovative "real life rooms" help rescue dogs make the transition between life on the street or animal shelter and life in a real home. Reduces stress, increases dog's comfort & sense of security, and helps to facilitate housebreaking and good house manners.  Numerous programs and services including: Educational Seminars, Obedience Training, Owner Counseling, and Boarding.

     
  • St. Hubert's Giralda
    Madison, NJ
    (201)377-5541
    Numerous programs and services including:  Obedience Training, Behavioral Counselling, Seminars & Workshops, Charitable Gift Shop, Adoption Services, etc.

     
  • SF SPCA
    San Fransisco, CA
    Numerous programs and services including:  Obedience Training, Behavioral Counselling, Adoption Services, Pet Assisted Therapy, Spaying & Neutering, etc.

     
  • Toy Breed & Small Mixed Breed Rescue
    NY, NY
    (212)475-8479
    Many services including:  Adoptions, Grooming, Pet Care.  Toy & small dogs available to qualified homes.

     

Mixed Breed Registries & Clubs
 

Recommended Books
 

  • Choosing A Shelter Dog
    Bob Christiansen

     
  • Mutts: America's Dogs
    Brian Kilcommons and Michael Capuzzo
    (Warner Books)

     
  • Save That Dog
    Liz Palika

     
  • Saved! A Guide to Success With Your Shelter Dog
    M.L. Papurt, DVM

     
  • Second Hand Dog
    Carol Lea Benjamin

     
  • The Adoption Option
    Eliza Rubenstein and Shari Kalina

     
  • Unforgettable Mutts -- Pure of Heart, Not of Breed
    Karen Derrico
    (New Sage Press)

     

Additional Resources


Doing Things for Animals
P.O. Box 2165
Sun City, AZ  85372-2165
(602)977-5793
Publishes an annual "no-kill" shelter listing.  Over 300 listings nationwide.
Cost: $23.






NOTE:  Special thanks to Karen Derrico, author of Unforgettable Mutts.
 

Copyright 1995 - 2000,  Robin Kovary

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Robin Kovary is the American Dog Trainers Network helpline director
 and canine behavioral consultant.


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