Adoptions

Adopt-A-Pet, Inc.
adoptapet-il.org
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
847-870-8999
Creating Families, 4 Paws At A Time. Every day innocent pets are left homeless and abandoned in Chicagoland. Adopt-A-Pet has found loving homes for over 14,000 of those cats and dogs. If you are looking for a family pet, consider adopting a wonderful pet from Adopt-A-Pet. Most of our cats and dogs are kept in foster homes, where they live as part of a family. Not only is this beneficial for the animal, but it also helps us create a purrfect match between an animal and a prospective adopter.

The Anti-Cruelty Society – Adoptions / Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
anticruelty.org
157 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
312-644-8338

Puppy Mills
http://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/puppy-mills
Help the ASPCA stop puppy mills.

Petfinder
petfinder.com
Search thousands of adoptable pets currently cared for by shelters and rescue groups. You can browse our resource library and learn more about how to care for your pet. You can post classified ads for lost or found pets, pets wanted, and pets needing homes. You can sign up to be a volunteer to help your local shelter or rescue group.

The Puppy Network
thepuppynetwork.com

Animal Behavior and Training

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
dacvb.org

AKC American Kennel Club for Purebred Dogs
akc.org

American Temperament Test Society, Inc.
atts.org
The American Temperament Test Society, Inc. (ATTS) is a national not-for-profit organization for the promotion of uniform temperament evaluation of purebred and spayed/neutered mixed-breed dogs.

American Veterinary Society of Anmal Behavior (AVSAB)
AVSAB is a group of veterinarians and research professionals who share an interest in understanding behavior in animals. Founded in 1976, AVSAB is committed to improving the quality of life of all animals and strengthening the bond between animals and their owners.

Animal Behavior Society Web Site
animalbehavior.org
The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit scientific society, founded to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior. ABS members are from all over the world, but primarily from North, Central, and South America. Membership is open to those interested in the study of animal behavior.

Barkleigh Training Products
barkleigh.com
Grooming products, books, videos. Mostly for dog professionals, but take a look!

Dogwise.com
www.dogwise.com
Probably one of the most comprehensive list of dog books available online. Includes newsletters, and multiple other information on dog training.

Family Paws
familypaws.com/
Welcome to Family Paws® Parent Education
Through our two international programs, Dogs & Storks® and the Dogs & Toddlers™, we support new parents with dogs nurture safe and harmonious relationships among all family members, human and canine. Dog and Baby Support hotline
Phone: 877-247-3407

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
iaabc.org

Puppy Proofing Tips
How to Pet-Proof Your Home & Yard

Animal Welfare and Research Organizations

AKC American Kennel Club
akc.org

ASPCA The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
aspca.org

Dog Advisory Work Group (D.A.W.G.)
dawgsite.org
Works to prevent violence against dogs, etc. D.A.W.G. is the Chicago area Dog Advisory Work Group, a unique coalition of dog guardians and non-dog guardians, individuals and groups, private and public organizations, and working together to help communities improve the overall coexistence of dogs, dog guardians and non-dog guardians.

First Strike
hsus2.org/firststrike
Animal cruelty / Human Violence. A Project of the Humane Society of the United States. “
– Excellent site for case studies, research and prevention – Big Sky

The Humane Society of the United States
humanesociety.org

International Fund for Animal Welfare
ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works to improve animal welfare, prevent animal cruelty and abuse, protect wildlife and provide animal rescue around the world. From stopping the elephant ivory trade, to ending the Canadian seal hunt and saving the whales from extinction, IFAW works to create solutions that benefit both animals and people.

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
usda.gov

Breed Information and Breeders

AKC American Kennel Club for Purebred Dogs
www.akc.org

Animal Planet - Dog Breed Selector
animalplanet.com
This site helps asks you questions about you and your living conditions to help you identify the breeds of dogs that will meet your criteria.
Find a breed that fits you lifestyle and needs.
– Excellent!

Dog Breed Info Center
dogbreedinfo.com
What breed is right for your family? Take the quiz and find out.

Dog Breed Selector Quiz
selectsmart.com/dog
Considering getting a dog, but just can't decide which one best suits you? Get some help making this important decision with this personalized guide. It's simple: You provide us with some answers about your preferences, and in return we'll match you with a list of dog breeds, in ranked order, that best meet your requirements.

Dog Breeds – VeryBestPets.com
dog-breeds.co.uk
A resource centre of articles and useful links aimed at both breeders and prospective new puppy owners.

Rec.pets.dogs (Usenet group)
k9web.com
This page has several links for dog owners – there is a breed page also. Good!

Crooked Creek Cairn Terriers
crookedcreekcairnterriers.blogspot.com
Helpful information about the Cairn Terrier breed, breeders, care and training

Puppy Dog Web
puppydogweb.com
Featuring over 200 different breeds of dogs with puppies for sale. Dog Breed Profiles, Dog Kennels, For Sale by States, International Dog Breeders, Crossbreed/Designer Dogs and Puppies for sale. Shopping for puppies. Breeder Listing rates, breed Clubs, Puppy and Dog Names, Education for Dog Owners, Photos of Purebred dogs, search. Breeder Listings. Free Puppies Wanted. Lots of more information.

Small Dog Breeds
smalldogbreeds.org Profiles, pictures, & stats on small dog breeds from A - Z.

Breed DNA Testing

Mars Wisdom Panel™ MX Mixed Breed Analysis test
wisdompanel.com
Now Available In Most Areas! Wouldn't it be amazing if you knew the breeds in his ancestry? Wisdom Panel™ MX Mixed Breed Analysis test is a comprehensive DNA-based mixed breed test for dogs. It identifies more than 130 AKC-recognized breeds that may be present in mixed breed dogs and will allow veterinarians to answer one of the most frequently asked questions by pet owners, "What is my dog's breed mix?"

Canine DNA Testing Services
vetdnacenter.com/dna-tests/canine-dna-testing/
Full menu of DNA testing services for use by canine veterinarians, registries, clubs, breeders, and pet-lovers. You can feel confident knowing that your canine friends have the highest quality of testing services available through DDC Veterinary. Parentage Verification, Canine Breed Test. Inherited Disease Screening, DNA Profiling, Inherited Traits Screening, DNA Banking and collection procedures. Phone: 1-800-625-0874

Dog Trainers and Training Information

Big Sky Dog Training
bigskydogtraining.com
Montana C. Hayes
Board and training available.
Phone: 847-997-4707

K9 University Chicago
k9uchicago.com
K9 University Chicago is a multi-faceted boarding, daycare and training facility where your dog can be safely housed and at the same time learn awesome skills.
2945 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 773-533-5959

Hawk City K-9 Dog Training – Stacey Hawk
Training and boarding – Specializing in agility; great trainer
Programs held at Best Friends Wind City K-9 Club
1628 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-384-1310

Dog Age Test
pets.webmd.com
– Helps you get an accurate ‘human year’s age’ for your dog

American Dog Trainers Network
TheDogSite.org/new
A comprehensive resource center for dog owners "Promoting humane education, responsible pet care, and positive motivational dog training”.

Association of Pet Dog Trainers
apdt.com

General Resources

Dog-Powered Scooters/Bikes
dogpoweredscooter.com

  • Safer, more of a sport than using a bicycle
  • Offers unlimted dog exercise under excellent dog control, even for the reactive/agro dogs
  • Can take it right downtown on busy sidewalks or dirt trails
  • Anyone can ride it: kids, old folks, and even some disabled folks
  • Little dog training since there are no commands involved
  • Green energy
  • Allows the rider to do any or all of the work
  • Can handle 2 medium to large dogs safely and easily
  • Awesome FUN!

Asiet - Air Cleaning Systems
justgoodcleanair.com
ASIET's air purification and air filtration systems prevent and destroy at least 90% of airborne matter, organic and inorganic materials. Destroy odors including pet odors and cigarette smoke. Destroys viruses and bacteria causing: Common cold - Flu - Asthma - Allergies - Listeria - E-coli - Mycotoxins (fungus) - Cedar fever - Hantavirus

Grooming

For Pet’s Sake
Phone: (847) 491-1057 • Mobile Dog Grooming

Shear Comfort: Evanston’s Finest Grooming Salon
433 Asbury
Evanston, IL 50202
Phone: 847-328-1210

Canine Sports

Dogplay.com
Introduction to some great activities people do with their dogs. Most activities welcome all dogs, whether purebred or of mixed breed. Some activities are classed as "working dog" activities, but are also done on a recreational basis, or as a public service. Some dog activities are purely recreational in nature, while others are competitive dog sports. Many of these activities may be new to you.
– This is an amazing site, reviews all types of canine sports and jobs, specialty groups, training information, etc. Worth a look.– Big Sky

Dance With Your Dog
dancingdogs.net
Learn from the Canine Freestyle Expert!

K9Sports.com
k9sports.com

Kennels/Boarding/Walking

Big Sky Dog Training
bigskydogtraining.com
Montana C. Hayes
Board and Training available including Day Training (I pick up, train and return to your home)
Phone: 847-997-4707

Fun House Kennel
Pat Goldfein
103 Roberts Road, Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 847-934-4839

Hawk City K-9 Dog Training – Stacey Hawk
Specializing in agility (also good place to board)– Great trainer
Programs held at Best Friends Wind City K-9 Club
1628 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-384-1310

Heaven Sent Pet Care & Dog Walking
They also have a dog walking service.
heavensentpetcare.com
Phone: 847-922-2162
Since 1999. Heaven Sent Pet Care is a personalized, full service, in-home pet care service providing dog walking and pet sitting services in Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, East Glenview, and Rogers Park

Pet Watchers - Pet sitting and dog walking
petwatchers.com

Pet care and dog walking for Rogers Park, Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Winnetka.
Phone: 847-328-0460

Pet Insurance

The Best Pet Insurance
thebestpetinsurance.com
Many pet owners are unaware of pet insurance. An accident can happen to the most careful pet owner. Consider the value of pet insurance, learn how you can protect yourself and your pet.

Veterinary Pet Insurance
petinsurance.com

Pet Supplies

ActiveDogs.com
ActiveDogs.com
Online source for working dog needs: Service Dog Vests, Working Dog Gear, Dog Training Gear, etc.

The Animal Store
theanimalstore.wordpress.com
Distributor of the Tell-Bell.
Mention you saw this advertised with Big Sky Dog Training, and pay discounted price of $20.00 vs. retail price of $24.94 for the Tell-Bell!"

4364 W. Touhy
Lincolnwood,IL 60712
Phone:(847) 675-5133

Bridgeport Equipment
bridgeportequipment.com
Leashes and Tabs, Police K-9 Equipment, Assistance Dog Equipment, Search and Rescue equipment, Tracking Harnesses and Leads, Collars, Kong and Nylabone

Chalet Nursery/Garden & Pet Shops
Gabbie Roderer, Pet Department Manager
chaletnursery.com
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 847-256-0561

Dental Care for Pets
dentalone-md.com/guide-to-dental-care-for-pets/

Designer Dog Avenue
1-888-D-Dog-Ave (888-336-4283) • 1-618-553-4502
designerdogavenue.com

Happytails Canine Spa Line
happytailsspa.com
Upscale boutique-like products. Worth a look, naturally made products (I think), Big Sky

Havahart Wireless
havahartwireless.com
Havahart Wireless has been able to successfully develop the latest generation in wireless fence technology for dogs to add to their line of successful dog containment and training devices. These patented products focus on providing a safe environment for your pet.

The Hungry Pup
941 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: 847-866-9355
Really impressed with their selection of natural products, foods, treats, shampoo and skin treatment products. Dog accessories like beds, leashes, collars, etc. They also have a dog walking service.

JB Pets
jbpet.com
Pet Supplies at wholesale prices.

Jeffers Pet - Pet Supplies
jefferspet.com
Pet Products, Cat Vaccines, Dog Vaccines

Kriser’s Natural Pet
krisers.com/

Monterey Lawn & Garden Products, Inc.
montereylawngarden.com/
"niche" markets, and bring to the homeowner professional grade agricultural technology. This employee owned company offers a growing line of products designed to provide economical and effective solutions to yard and garden problems. All products are properly registered and labeled for sale and use by the home gardener.

Oak Creek Lanyards
leatherlanyards.com
Compliment your hunting and field activities with our beautiful eight-strand braided lanyards and line leads. These sturdy lanyards and line leads are carefully handcrafted using the highest quality kangaroo leather in your choice of colors. (I purchased my Lanyards from this great company, total customer service!!! Big Sky Dog Training)

Pet Essences.com
petessences.com
Flower essences formulas for animals, pets, natural pet care.

Thee Fish Bowl
theefishbowl.com
Pet supplies and puppies for sale.
600 Dempster
Evanston, IL
Phone: 847-475-6500

Wilmette Pet
wilmettepetcenter.com
625 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
Phone: 847-251-6750
Pet supplies and puppies for sale.

Pet Travel

Pet Friendly Travel
petfriendlytravel.com
PetFriendlyTravel.com provides easy access to pet friendly restaurants, hotel accommodations, dog and pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, cabins, motels, bed and breakfast inns, campgrounds, resorts and spas in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as Off-Leash Dog Beaches & Dog Friendly Beaches in the U.S.

Pet Vacation Homes
petvacationhomes.com
Pet Friendly Rentals Homes Condos Hotels Holiday Villas allow dogs, cats and permit and welcome pets in Destin, South Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, Myrtle SC, Hilton Head Island, Orlando, Disney area, Kissimmee, Palm Coast and Venice Florida.

Special Dog Services

Deaf Dog Educational Action Fund
deafdogs.org
General questions about deaf dogs, training tips, and resources

Dogs For The Deaf
dogsforthedeaf.org
Rescuing unwanted dogs, providing new freedom for the hard of hearing, building life enhancing partnership

Freedom Service Dogs
freedomservicedogs.org
Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. rescues dogs from shelters and trains each dog to assist people with disabilities. Our custom trained service dogs assist their partners in day-to-day activities providing their human companions with a greater degree of independence and an overall higher quality of life. After more than two decades of providing service dogs to assist disabled clients, Freedom Service Dogs ramped up its operations earlier this year, extending its program to provide animals to assist military veterans.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
guidedogs.com/

Sit/Stay/Read
sitstayread.org
Literacy programs for kids and dogs. Because dogs make reading fun. 773-936-6054.

Veterinary/Animal Health Resources

Animal Poison Control Center— 24-Hour Hotline! CALL 888-426-4435
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
The APCC is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. A consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

American College Veterinary Dermatology
acvd.org
A veterinary dermatologist is a veterinarian who has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, hair and nails. A veterinary dermatologist also has had significant training and is experienced in the treatment of allergic disorders. Their extensive training and experience make dermatologists extremely qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious and non-infectious skin diseases, parasitic skin diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergy and allergy-induced skin diseases, recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic disease (including internal malignancy), cancer of the skin, cysts and other tumors of the skin. Veterinary dermatologists have experience in the treatment and management of chronic ear disorders.
– Has a great animal owners pet library for you to look up problems

Veterinary Answers
veterinaryanswers.blogspot.com/
Q&A on pet health and wellness

The American Veterinary Medical Association
avma.org/

The Anti-Cruelty Society - Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic / Adoptions
anticruelty.org
169 W. Grand Ave. (Basement Level)
Chicago, IL 60654
312-644-8338

College of Veterinary Medicine Washington State University
vetmed.wsu.edu

Cornell University Poisonous Plants Home Page
ansci.cornell.edu

The Humane Society of the United States
humanesociety.org/

Male Dog Neutering - All You Need To Know
www.pet-informed-veterinary-advice-online.com
A complete guide to male dog neutering - pros and cons; desexing ages; surgical procedure; surgical and post-surgical complications; aftercare, etc.

Oral and Dental Anatomy of Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets
peteducation.com

Vaccination Recommendations for Dogs
peteducation.com

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
vetmed.ucdavis.edu

VeterinaryPartner.com
ww.VeterinaryPartner.com
Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety (Training Tips also included)? Did your veterinarian suggest you visit this site to learn more about a health issue concerning your pet? VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.
- Amazing Site for all types of information on behavior, health, diseases, drugs and a pet corner - Big Sky

Veterinarians and Wellness Professionals

Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital in Skokie, IL
https://bluepearlvet.com/skokie-il/
820 W Frontage Rd
Northfield, IL
Phone: 847-564-5775

Bergland Animal Hospital in Evanston, IL
1815 Central Street
Evanston, IL
Phone: 847-564-5775

Berglund Animal Hospital
2515 Gross Point Road
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-328-1440

Fox Animal Hospital
foxanimalhospital.com
2107 Crawford Avenue
Evanston, IL
Phone: 847-869-4900

Glen Oak Dog & Cat Hospital
330 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: 847-729-5200

VetCo (Low Cost Vaccination Clinics in Petco and Unleased select locations)
vetco-new-stage.largeinc.com

McCormick Animal Hospital
8260 McCormick Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847-676-2444

Glenview Animal Hospital
2400 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: 847-724-4812

Northbrook Animal Clinic, LLC
1743 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-291-2262

North Shore Veterinary Clinic
J. Thomas Johnson, D.V.M.
northshorevet.com
5225 Golf Road, Skokie
IL 60077
Phone: 847-966-3080

Riser Animal Hospital Inc.
riserah.com
5335 Touhy Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-673-2520

TLC First Animal Hospital
tlcfirst.com
6468 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773-631-0706

The Traveling Vet
Alisse Mawrence, DVM
Phone: 773-575-7387
Providing in-home veterinary care. Serving Chicago and the Northshore.

Other Business Contacts of Special Recognition and Mention

Al’s Meat Market
1165 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
Phone: 847-256-0035
- Great for dog bones - Montana

Caroline Andrew & Associates, LLC
Design, development and content for websites, print marketing, social media.
carolineandrewmarketing.com

Christy Studios - Watercolors
christyfreeman.com
Commissions, gallery, original art, commercial art
- Beautiful work - Montana

Evanston Imprintable
Tracy Murry, President
imprintablescafe.com
2118 Ashland Ave. Unit 2
Evanston, IL
Phone: 847-425-3990

Sign*A*Rama
signarama.com
- This company did the lettering on my automobile. Great customer service. I would use them for any signage/promotional services. - Montana

Petraits Pet Photography
www.petraits.com
773-777-2891
Sheri Berliner of Petraits Pet Photography is a professional photographer who combines her love of animals and her photographic talent to capture pet personalities on film. Sheri shares her home with a pack of much-adored rescues including: seven cats, two dogs, a rabbit and a cockatiel. Although the count changes day-to-day depending on what rescued pets join her menagerie temporarily while looking for permanent homes. Her work has been featured in art galleries, national magazines, The Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Tails, and on television. Working in professional digital format, Petraits has a Chicago studio or makes house calls.

Skunkmaster
847-232-9675
Dog, Care and House De-Skunking Experts. Extended hours - Call anytime