Animal Behavior Management Alliance

A not-for-profit corporation with a membership comprised of animal care professionals and other individuals interested in enhancing animal care through training and enrichment.

America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College-Exotic Animal Training and Management Program

This is a 2 year program at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. The Exotic Animal Training and Management program students are required to work at the zoo weekdays, most weekends and holidays caring for and working with the  animals living at the zoo as well as attending classes. The zoo has over 200 animals and is primarily maintained and run by the EATM students under close supervision of staff and faculty.

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters

NAPPS provides tools and support to foster the success of members' businesses, promote the value of pet sitting to the public, and advocate the welfare of animals. 

Oregon Animal Shelters

This is a compilation of all the animal shelters in the state of Oregon. A great resource for finding an adoptable shelter animal. Also, if you know of a rescue organization and it is not in their database, you can add it by clicking on the "click here" link.

The Humane Society of the United States

HSUS work nationally and globally to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world.

Animal Planet- dog breed selector

This dog breed directory is designed to inform you about the different types of breeds, but also to provide information that will help you choose the best dog for you. Check out your own dog's illustrious history, or browse around for the perfect canine pal.

Animal Planet-cat breed selector

These profiles explore cat breeds and their unique traits. Each profile covers three specific areas: history, personality and the physical appearance of the cat. Check out your cat's illustrious history and description, or browse around for your perfect pet. 

American Veterinary Medical Association

This link provides information on topics such as animal health, disaster preparedness and response, pet care, pet selection, you and your veterinarian, and veterinary and animal science organizations.

Business Insurers of the Carolinas

Not only provides insurance for professional pet sitters and pet dog trainers, but also commercial, personal, health and life, and worker's compensation.

Northwest Veterinary Specialists

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists created the Pet Owner's Education Project to provide educational handouts addressing illnesses, treatments and procedures. Each of the handouts can be downloaded in pdf for your use.


Portland, OR, US is dog friendly! There are 49 pet friendly hotels, including Ace Hotel Portland and Aloft Portland Airport, and 23 dog friendly attractions, including Mt.Tabor Park, Chimney Park, Lucky Labrador Restaurant and Hedge House. There are 12 dog friendly hiking trails and much more for you and your 4-legged friends!

Pet Harbor

LOST YOUR PET? This site will send out hundreds of LOST PET POSTCARDS to the area where your pet became lost. You are also able to receive emails of found pets matching your pets description and have the ability to search the North America database to find your lost pet. Also gives advice for finding lost pets, you are able to search by ID number, as well as listings of adoptable pets all over North America. I was curious if their was some sort of cost involved with the postcards, but it makes no mention of it.

Washington County Animal Services

Washington County Animal Services, located at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter, cares for lost and found animals, finds homes for abandoned pets, licenses dogs, enforces animal cruelty laws and protects our citizens from dangerous animals.

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon

Dedicated to the humane treatment of feral cats and to the prevention of future generations.