Resources for Pet Owners
Contact our Dog Trainer, Michael: 912-554-7506 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Shelters & Rescue Groups
Bringing Home a New Pet
- Guide to Bringing a New Dog Home: https://bluemandog.org/new-dog-help/
- Training Guidebooks & Directory of Trainers: Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Cats are sensitive to changes that often occur in a household.Here are some useful resources about cat behavior:
Petsitters, Boarding & Temporary Pet Caregivers
- Underwood Pet Sitting
- St. Simons Petsitting
- The Dog Den
- Golden Isles Animal Hospital
- Island Animal Hospital
- Petsitting & More
- St. Simons Puppy Paradise
- The Dog House
- Yappy Days Pet Boarding
- How to Prepare Your Pet for a New Home
- Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
Pet & People Health
- Allergies? National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Trying to quit smoking? Check out Quitza for tips on how to keep your pets safer from second and third-hand smoke.
- Special Needs Pets: www.handicappedpets.com
- National Center for Emotional Support: Support for ADA-recognition of emotional-support animals. http://emotional-supportanimal.com
Resources for Rehoming Pets (skip the shelter!)
The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is NOT an endorsement or recommendation by Glynn County. We have no affiliation with any of the organizations or programs listed. We strongly suggest you evaluate each group and review carefully their policies and requirements before applying. Please also note that some of these programs require that the request be made prior to the animal being treated, and that most programs are limited in the amount they can grant for a specific request. Generally, grants are between $25 – 500, so it’s important to check with several sources and to also try to raise funds yourself.
- Spay Georgia: https://spaygeorgia.org/ - Provides low-cost spay/neuter certificates at an affordable price for 110 participating veterinary clinics around the state.
- Care Credit: Personal lines of credit for healthcare treatments for both people & pets. www.carecredit.com Phone: (800) 677-0718
- IMOM: imom.org - Mission statement: Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. “We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.”
- The Pet Fund: thepetfund.com - The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care. Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or emergency vet visits. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect urgent medical needs because of the costs involved. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost.
- The Simple Dollar: State-by-state pet care resources
- RedRover Relief: redrover.org RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care.
- Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program: fveap.org - Seniors, people with disabilities, people who have lost their jobs, good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion. The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.”
- Angels4Animals: angels4animals.org - A non-profit organization and a program of Inner Voice Community Services. Has a mission to serve as the guardian angels of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult financial situations. “At Angels4Animals we believe that animal owners should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Our work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary clinics across the country, eager to assist as many animals, and their owners, as possible. Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need.”
- Magic Bullet Fund (Pet Cancer): www.themagicbulletfund.org
- Ozzy Foundation: Support for families with chronically-ill pet. www.ozzyfoundation.org
- Brown Dog Foundation: browndogfoundation.org - Support for families with pets requiring life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications. www.browndogfoundation.org
- Canine Cancer Awareness: Support for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment. www.caninecancerawareness.org
- The Mosby Foundation: themosbyfoundation.org
- The Binky Foundation: binkyfoundation.org
- God’s Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity: all-creatures.org
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Any advice provided by Glynn County Animal Control (GCAC) is for informational purposes only. Behavior and training advice and suggestions provided are not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a professional dog trainer or qualified animal behaviorist. GCAC expressly disclaims any and all liability, expressed or implied, with respect to the service and advice received. You should always consult your own veterinarian, pet behaviorist or other applicable professional for advice before making important decisions about your pet.