Helpful Links

Rescue Organizations

These organizations work to find new homes for rescued animals and care for them either at their own facility or work with foster organizations or individuals for care or rehabilitation until a new forever home is located.

Animal Rescue and Relief of the Carolinas

Cat Flowers – Cats and Dog rescue

Charleston Animal Society – local SPCA organization

Humane Net – coalition of over 20 animal care and control organizations

Leash on Life Dog Rescue – and Cats

Muttville Rescue – senior Dog rescue not local but great cause!

Pet Helpers – adoption center and low cost spay/neuter clinic

Rescue Me!

Breed Specific Rescue Organizations
Caradobe and Feline Rescue Organization – Doberman rescue

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Carolina Boxer Rescue

Carolina Poodle Rescue

Crystal-Bull Pit Bull Rescue and Referral

Grateful Goldens Rescue of the Lowcountry

Greyhound Pets of America – Charleston

Lowcountry Lab Rescue

Noble Ones Bully Breed Rescue

Pawasitively Pit Bulls of Myrtle Beach

Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue

South Carolina Greyhound Adoption Program

South Carolina Pit Bull Rescue

Southeast Bloodhound Rescue

Wild Heir Labrador Rescue

Weimaraner Rescue of South Carolina

Magazines Online & Print

DogSport – articles and tips on travel, competing and play with your Dog.

Dogster – articles on everything Dog plus a community forum for Q&A.

PetPlace – Dog and Cat health and wellness site.

The Bark – fun magazine on wellness, activities, training & life with Dogs.

The Whole Dog Journal – fantastic tips and solid advice.

Urban Dog – fun and insightful articles about Dogs

Health & Nutrition

Arbico Organics – natural products that really kill fleas.

AVID – microchip your Pet in case you are separated.

Emergency Preparedness Pet Kit – Plan now for the unexpected.

Fleabusters – natural products that really kill fleas.

Thundershirt – place on your Pet before or as soon as stressors are present

My Dog Is Cool – Keep your friend cool in the heat with these great tips.

Poop Butler – info on serious health hazards of not scooping poop.

The Dog Food Project – detailed info on food ingredients and labeling.

Visual Dictionary – internal anatomy of a Dog.

Visual Dictionary – Dog skeleton.

Visual Dictionary – internal anatomy of a Cat.

Visual Dictionary – Cat skeleton.

Guides to Find Pet Friendly Places – national city & travel guides to Pet friendly place.

Hike with Your Dog  – Dog friendly places for long walkies!

Hard-to-Find Books, eBooks, etc.

Dogwise – books, e-books, DVDs, audio, toys & other products Pet related

Tawzer Dog – DVDs, books and seminar schedules for Pet topics

Pets Helping People

Canine Companions for Independence – provides service dogs to help people with various disabilities.

Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society) – therapy and service animal programs.

Therapy Dogs International – regulates, tests and registers therapy dogs & their volunteer handlers for visiting nursing homes, hospitals and other places therapy dogs are welcome.


American Kennel Club – enjoy the thrill & bond of competing with your single breed dog.

Association for Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) – training & behavior info for new & experienced Pet’s humans.

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) – vets & research scientists with insights on animal behavior.

Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of America – enjoy the thrill & bond of competing with your mixed breed dog.

Other Great Blogs

ClickerTraining – Karen Pryor’s community blog.

DogStarDaily – Ian Dunbar’s community blog.

Raising K9 – Sue Ailsby’s informative journal of training a German Shepherd.

The Other End of the Leash – Patricia McConnell’s blog – amazing.

Fun Stuff!


The theories and methodologies contained in the above ressources may not necessarily be consistent with the overall views of SouthPaw.

As with all learning, be aware that the training information and suggested approaches covered may or may not be the best options for you and your pet’s particular circumstances.

Please feel free to contact SouthPaw with any questions regarding topics in these or other training and behavioral references.

Happy learning!

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