Useful Links

We have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!

Medical Links

Emergency and Referral Clinics

  • University of Wisconsin Madison Veterinary Care is a veterinary teaching hospital staffed with veterinary specialists. It is an amazing resource to have in our state. They are open 24/7 for emergencies.
  • Blue Pearl Pet Hospital, Fox Valley is a specialty center in Appleton staffed with Veterinary specialists. They have emergency services as well.
  • Homeland Security has good information about pets and emergencies.This is a very good starting place for creating a personal emergency plan that includes pets.  

Adopting a Pet

  • Portage County Humane Society is our local humane society. Look at their site if you are looking to adopt a pet or want to donate or volunteer.
  • Choosing a new pet  
    The American Veterinary Medical Association website has some great articles on choosing a new pet. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information on specific types of pets.  
  • Pet Finder is a searchable database of pets for adoption in your area


  • Dr. Sophia Yin was a veterinarian and acclaimed behaviorist. Her website has great videos and an explanation of her philosophy.
  • Dumb Friends League has many articles on various behavior problems.
  • Good Bird, Inc has excellent articles for behavior problems in companion birds.
  • Clicker training can be you and your pet’s best friend!
  • Patricia McConnell is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist whose site is full of useful articles.
  • Indoor Cat Initiative is a very useful site by Ohio State University Vet School. Full of information for keeping our cat’s safe and happy indoors.
  • Fear Free Happy Homes delivers cutting edge content and education to help your pets live their happiest, healthiest, fullest lives at home, the vet, the trainer, and everywhere in between.

Pet Loss/Grieving

  • Midwest Cremation Service of Wisconsin 
    This is the crematorium service we use. You can go to their website to look at choices for urns and other memorial products.
  • Rainbow Bridge 
    Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members 
  • Pet Loss Support Phone line and information about grieving through the veterinary college at Washington State University

Misc Links

Traveling With Your Pet