Resources

There is so much information available on Great Danes and related topics. This page will link you to a few of them. Keep in mind that by linking to these pages, we are in now way endorsing these organizations. These are for informational purposes only.

Links to other regional MAGDRL sites are listed on our Contacts page.

Here are a few additional links. Select one of the categories or scroll down and look at them all. If you have any suggestions for links, please send them in!

And don't forget to check the links on the main MAGDRL web site.



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For Great Dane rescue organizations by state, please see our Great Dane rescue page



Legal & political issues
Pet Custody.com gives advise in custody issues in case of divorce or other situations
You may find everything you need regarding local pet laws at Animal Legal and Historical Center, a searchable online reference library that's earned kudos from our attorneys at the ASPCA. "There's a great section on pleadings and cases," says Cori A. Menkin, Esq., program counsel, Government Affairs and Public Policy, "and links to a lot of laws that can be very useful for both people in the law industry and the general public." And FYI, there's also a cool section of historical archives, including the ASPCA's 1889 Annual Report--where you can read about the punishments meted out for various acts of animal cruelty, including the poisoning of a dog and cockfighting.
Find out what the cruelty laws are in your state.
The Fund for Animals compiles information on how your state representatives vote on animal related issues and also gives you email and fax contact information so you can voice your opinions.
Read about how IAMS is cruel to animals by doing unnecessary tests on animals. IAMS is a subsidiary of Proctor & Gamble.



Lost or stolen Pets
FindMyLostPet.net - "We are your best link to ensure you are doing everything possible to bring your best friend back home!"
Flealess Market's Lost Pets - List your lost pet by state or country
Help Me Find My Pet.com - "Because every second counts" Register your pet today
Prevent losses with Home Again Microchip Identification System. They also have some interesting news articles
K9 Amber Alerts is a nationwide group to be used for posting alerts for missing dogs throughout the USA, similar to the way Amber Alerts are used to help find missing or abducted children. You need a Yahoo e-mail address to post. Messages MUST include city & state in the subject line.
www.LostPetUSA.net - helps people who lost their pets and people who have found pets by listing them by zip code. The site also brings up a database of shelters, vets, police and other support systems in the search area
Pet Detective.com - Melody Pugh, a real life Licensed & Bonded Pet Detective
PetFinder.com - classified ads for lost and found pets
Pets Lost and Found.com - "The Internet Lost and Found"
Pets 911.com - Lost and Found pets listings



Pet-friendly housing / apartments
MyApartmentMap.com allows you to search for pet-friendly apartments and housing by state / town
MyCheapApartments.com allows you to search for pet-friendly apartments and housing by state / town / price range



Pet loss

- Support groups
Read articles on making the decision for euthanasia.
Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Park in northern NJ offers burial and cremation services. They also sell urns for your cremated pet.
Angel on my shoulder Yahoo group - A support group devoted to those who are living in the moments after the loss of a companion pet such as cat, dog or other animal.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Cornell University's Pet Loss Support Hotline
Do dogs mourn?
Grief Center & Chat at RainbowsBridge.com. Create a personalized memorial for a $25 per year donation
Grief Healing
In memory of pets. Click on "Tributes and Poems" to create your own memorial for your pet.
Katie's Hope Network - a free support service for pet owners whose pets are facing serious medical problems.

The service offers one-on-one telephone support to people whose pets are facing serious medical problems. The goal is to give concerned pet owners the chance to speak with others who have lived through similar experiences with their own pets. Katie's Hope Network does not offer medical advice or any kind of therapy, but rather supplements the work of veterinary professionals by providing compassionate listening, a non-judgmental demeanor and a positive attitude to pet owners facing difficult choices.

Pet owners may find, at critical times in their pets' lives, that friends and family who do not own pets may not understand their concerns and may not be supportive. Volunteers for KHN are people who have lived through such situations and are therefore uniquely able to help. People who have lived with pets with diabetes, cancer, amputations, lung disease, allergies, blindness, deafness, paralysis or any other serious illness or disability are willing to share their experiences with other pet owners. Call (973) 631-9654 (in New Jersey) or send an e-mail message to katieshopenet@aol.com.
Pet Loss
Pet Loss and Grief Support at Creatures.com
Pet Loss at Dog Fence DIY lists many resources including books, cemetaries, counselors and more.
Pet Loss Grief Support Website
Pet Loss Support Hotlines lists many support hotlines throughout the country.
Pet Loss Support Page with a State-by-State Guide to Support Groups, Counselors & Pet Cemeteries
Pet Loss Web at the University of PA website
PetSupport.net - the online pet loss, grief and illness support network
Rainbow Bridge Poem
Rainbow Bridge Poem set to music
Tufts University pet loss support hotline
- Children and pet loss
Explaining Pet Death to Children
Explaining Pet Loss to Children: Six Do’s and Don’ts
Helping Children Cope with a Pet's Euthanasia
Pet Loss: understanding grief in children
Talking to Kids About Pet Loss
- Urns, caskets, etc.
Ashes in Stone memorials, urns and statuary.
Cleveland Casket caskets and urns.
Kahlilascope Stained Glass makes stained glass pet memorials.
The Memories Place transforms photos of your pets, children, vacations, and anything else into beautiful pillows, throws, blankets and even handbags.
Memory Glass, "your cremation keepsake company." A Memory Glass™ is a personalized, hand-blown glass sculpture within which the cremains of your loved one are suspended.
Prestige Pet Memorials - Pet Cremation Urns, Pet Cremation Jewelry, Pet Caskets, Pet Headstones and many other pet memorials and keepsakes.
Rays of Joy stained glass pet urns.



Pet sitters - find one here
Choice Trust - With our Kennel Check product, check out your best friend's kennel and make sure they are a legitimate business. Make sure you know if these businesses have any suits, liens or judgments filed against them. There is a fee to search - see web site for details.
National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
Pet Sitters International



Publications / magazines
Modern Dog - the "Lifestyle Magazine for Urban Dogs and Their Companions."



Spay / Neuter links
Low-Cost Spay / Neuter links by geography including national groups and lists by county
Low Cost or Free Spay - Neuter Programs in the United States at Love That Cat.com



Supplies
* "1 Day Banner" manufactures high-quality vinyl banners to advertise your event. They are going completely digital and can add your photo to the banner. Pretty neat for special functions and birthday parties / showers / anniversaries / baby showers and very reasonably priced too!
Anxiety Wrap helps animals cope with problems and overcome issues.
BigTallDog.com, the "Big and Tall Dog Specialists". We offer special Dog Products for your gentle giant ~ from hard to find extra large sizes in big dog collars to the toughest dog toys.
FetchDog.com offers a huge assortment of dog beds and other supplies for your four-legged friends.
The Divine Dog Bed is manufactured for Great Danes!
* Fetching Tag.com has inspired a generous offer for Petfinder.com members. Visit their web site to create the perfect handmade id tag for your pet; then enter your Shelter ID (PA112) while ordering and receive 10% off AND a $3.00 donation to your organization!. You can also provide your Shelter ID to friends, family, board members, volunteers or anyone you think would be interested!
Four Legs and a Tail offers cleverly decorated gifts and pet supplies.
Prevent losses with Home Again Microchip Identification System. They also have some interesting news articles
Read about how IAMS is cruel to animals by doing unnecessary tests on animals. IAMS is a subsidiary of Proctor & Gamble.
Read about how Kuranda Dog Beds are perfect for Great Danes! Support MAGDRL through their donation program.
Moore Pet Supplies sells good quality dog doors that can accomodate a great Dane.
* "Never Lost Pet" offers custom engraved Pet ID Tags
Pawty Time is the place to buy costumes and party supplies for your pets.
Rhinestone Dog Collars makes all sorts of decorative collars for your pet - in any size.
* Road ID ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN!! Each year, over 450,000 of us are taken to hospitals unconscious and without Identification. If you should experience an unexpected injury or sudden illness, when not at home, you want those who come to your aid to have quick easy access to YOUR IDENTITY. Road ID not only provides safety and peace of mind for you and your loved ones, but Road ID can prevent serious delays in medical treatment or even save your life.

Click on the link or on the logo to order one.

* S. & S. Auction, Inc. has generously donated blankets and towels to MAGDRL. Please show your support by visiting their site and purchasing your home decorations from them.
* Thankful Paws sell clothes and accessories for large breed dogs. This includes donation coats, regular coats, collar covers (including those for deaf dogs) and other items.



Travel (or move) with your pet
- Shipping your pet
     - General information on shipping
All about shipping your pet from puppydogweb.com. This page has links for both airlines & organizations that ship pets along with things you need to know before you start planning.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) information on traveling by air with your pet.
US Department of Agriculture regulations on travel with your pet - including international travel.
     - Carriers
Air Animal - the personalized & professional pet moving service for relocating families ... both nationwide / USA and globally.
Animal Land - With offices on 5 continents, Animal Land specializes in coordinating pet relocation to anywhere in the world.
Companion Air - an air travel service that does not ship your pets in the cargo compartment.
Continental Airline's animal policy.
Jet-A-Pet world-wide pet relocation.
Pet Air has been shipping animals for over twenty-five years. We provide services to breeders, hobbyist, zoos, rescue organizations, individuals relocating or vacationing, and many other groups.
Pet Airways - a Pet Airline where pets fly in the main cabin, NOT in cargo! Flights are from from Teterboro, a small airport outside New York, en route to Washington, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles.
Pet Transporter Worldwide - with over 20 years experience and offices throughout the U.S. and representation in Europe, we specialize in family pet transportation for dogs, cats, birds and horses.
uShip - The "eBay of Dog Shipping"- uShip's marketplace will save you up to 80%. We offer people a free membership to list anything they need shipped, from household goods to vehicles to freight to animals, and receive bids from thousands of feedback-rated service providers, including movers, carriers, transporters, van lines, freight brokers and independent drivers.
World Wide Pet Transport is a premier, all-inclusive pet moving service for relocating families since 1975.
- Traveling with your pet
Best Hotel.com - search for vacation places that accept pets. You need to click on the link "Select Price Range, Currency, Amenities, & Pets allowed".
BonzoBeans / TRIPSwithPETS.com - will not only set up your vacation, but they will donate 20% of the cost back to MAGDRL
C.A.R.E. Dog Travel Guide - Online resources to help plan a vacation with your dog! They also sell travel equipment including auto restraints, travel bowls, crates, first aid kits and plenty more.
Fido Friendly - the travel magazine for you and your dog.
InterPet Explorer - Pet-friendly hotels, dog, cat and house sitters, car rental, travel tips, first aid and travel goods.
Pets Allowed Hotels - The site for travelling with your pets. We have a free online directory of hotels, condos, cabins and other lodgings that allow dogs, cats and other pets.
Pets Welcome.com - search for vacation places that accept pets
Red Roof Inn - On Your Next Family Vacation, Take Rover or Fluffy With You! Why? Because Red Roof Inns Encourages Pet Travel!
Stonehurst Manor in New Hampshire welcomes travellers with pets.
Take Your Pet.com - Provides a listing of pet-friendly lodging places and travel resources. Discounts on lodging is also available Membership required - $1.95 for a 45-day trial period or $11.95 for one year.
Travel Pets - Your Free Online Directory to Pet Friendly Lodging Worldwide.



Miscellaneous
2,000 Names - Naming Your Puppy
Bella's Blog - the story of a Dane mix adopted from MAGDRL. Very entertaining!
Bow Wow - Meow -- "Pet names with personality"
Doggie Fun.com - search for events in your area and join the virtual dog park.
The Dog Park - find a dog park in your area
Hollywood Animals' Animals Actor Agency - Register your talented pet.
The Rainbow Bridge - a poem dedicated to the memory of beloved pets that have passed on.



Drea de Matteo - MAGDRL Celebrity Sponsor
* Drea de Matteo - An e-fan site
* Soprano Sue.com - An unofficial site for HBO's "The Soprano's"



Non-Dane Sites - for your personal enjoyment
* Big Dogs Sportsware sells high quality clothing and even things for your dog. Visit them and tell them that you heard about them through MAGDRL.

Trivia question - Do you know what kind of dog the Big Dog mascott is? It's a Landseer Newfoundland!

  I Found Your Camera is a great site where people post information about cameras and memory cards they have found. See if yours is listed!
* Bored? Looking for something to do in northern New Jersey? Check out Our Branchville for things to do in the area.
* Credit Advocate Services - Your Consumer Credit Restoration Specialists
* SevenOaks Art - Free Graphics and 3D Animations by Dave Sutton
* Skylands Visitor - All about the NJ Skylands. The Skylands Region refers to Northwest New Jersey and includes the counties of Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren, and Sussex.
* TinyURL.com - Convert those really long URLs into ones that are short and convenient - and it's free!

YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!



Donations are always welcome, and help us to continue to be able to bring Danes that need our help into our rescue program. Your donations help cover vet costs, transportation, etc.