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Rabbit Advocates

The mission of Rabbit Advocates (Portland, Oregon ) is to promote the welfare of domestic rabbits.


We aim to place surrendered or abandoned rabbits in loving homes where they will be welcomed as family members. Formerly a part of the Oregon Humane Society, in 2002 we created a group solely devoted to promoting the welfare of domestic rabbits. The Rabbit Advocates operate an education and adoption website as well as a help line. We hold rabbit adoption outreach events and other activities at locations around the Portland Metro Area and hold monthly meetings at Humane Society for Southwest Washington, 1100 NE 192nd Ave., Vancouver, WA.


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The San Ramon Veterinary Hospital (San Ramon, California 94583) is proud to serve the San Ramon area for everything pet related. The veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Jaswinder Goraya, who is a licensed, experienced San Ramon veterinarian.


The hospital’s team is committed to educating their clients in how to keep their pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. San Ramon Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

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Peaceful Acres Horses (Pattersonville, New York) is a unique farm where rescued and retired horses are rehabilitated and guide children and adults in healing emotionally, psychologically, and physically.

During the six weekly sessions the RA1 students spent at the picturesque Peaceful Acres, they were introduced to the sights, sounds, and sensations of the rural outdoors — a novelty for some who live in more urban settings. They also learned important lessons — basic caretaking and grooming, how to remain calm and still in the presence of a frightened horse — through a series of activities designed to build trust and familiarity between horses and humans.

Peaceful Acres Horses’ mission is to provide a therapeutic environment for both horses and people to resolve issues related to grief, loss, and trauma, and to regain strength and trust. Partnered together in equine-assisted experiential learning and psychotherapy programs, the horses and people both learn skills and find a supportive environment that improves their quality of life. Peaceful Acres Horses offers therapeutic services through Youth, Family, and Women’s Programs.

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When a dog or cat arrives at an animal shelter, it often is scared, dirty, and disoriented. As part of the intake process, animals have their photos taken. This untimely photo is the face that people see when looking to potentially adopt a pet. An inaccurate headshot can hurt its chances of adoption, but an uplifting, hopeful portrait can save its life.

Second Chance Photos believes that every homeless pet should be represented with a positive, professional photograph, offering a glimpse into his or her unique personality, in hopes of making a connection with potential adopters. The mission of Second Chance Photos is to provide shelter staff and volunteers with the resources to successfully photograph shelter pets, aiding in giving them the second chance they deserve.

The Second Chance Photos web site includes a free Photo Guide, a Photo Gallery, and information about free workshops.

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From Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (Walnut Creek, California 94598)

A little can go a long way and make a big difference in the lives of orphaned cats and dogs desperate for a second chance at happiness with a loving family. With planned giving, any individual can impact those precious lives far into the future with just a little forethought.

Planning a bequest involves setting aside a portion of one’s estate in a will or trust for distribution to charitable organizations such as ARF. There are many ways to arrange your bequest, which can encompass your entire estate, a percentage, or what remains after other distributions.

Learn more about how you can leave a lasting legacy to ARF.

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How to Move Your Pets

Courtesy of Atlas Van Lines

At Atlas, we want to make the transition to a new home as smooth as possible for every member of your family, including your family pet.

All pets require special attention and consideration when moving, and the essential ingredient to your pet’s stress-free move is preplanning. The following information outlines the points to consider when relocating with your pet. If you have other questions, please consult your Atlas Agency Sales Representative.

Before You Move

Contact the State Veterinarian’s Office or State Department of Agriculture requesting the pet laws and regulations of your destination state.

If you have a wolf, monkey, big cat, or any other large exotic animal, you will likely need a special permit to keep it. The state agencies listed at the end of this page can help answer your questions.
After complying with the state regulations, check with the City Clerk’s office in your new community for local pet ordinances. “Leash Laws” are common, licensing may be necessary, and the number of pets per household may be limited. Many communities have zoning laws that prohibit you from keeping pets such as goats, pigs and chickens in residential areas. Also, cats, dogs, aquariums and exotic pets (iguanas, venomous snakes, tarantulas, ferrets, etc.) may not be allowed in apartment or condo complexes. Make sure your lease allows them on the premises before you move in.

Once you are sure your pet will be allowed in your new community and/or complex, request your pet’s health records from your veterinarian. This information will help your new veterinarian provide better care for your pet.

Before your departure, make sure you have a recent photograph of your pet (in case the animal is lost), and the proper pet documents, such as:

  • A Health Certificate less than 10 days old. Most states require one for dogs. Many states require one for cats, birds, and certain exotic animals as well. Check with your veterinarian or one of the state animal-control agencies listed in the back to determine if your pet requires a Health Certificate. The certificate must be issued by a licensed veterinarian, and current inoculation records must accompany it.
  • A Permit. You may need to purchase a permit allowing your exotic pet to enter the destination state. Your veterinarian may assist you in applying for one.
  • Identification. Whether you are traveling by air or car, any pet that can wear a collar should have one on, with an ID tag secured to it. Birds may be identified by leg bands. The ID tag should include the pet’s name, your name, and the destination address. In addition to ID, most states require dogs, cats and some exotic animals to have a rabies tag on their collars. Check with your veterinarian or one of the state animal-control agencies listed in the back.

Read more about How To Move Your Pets on the Atlas Van Lines web site.

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Tri-Valley Animal Rescue (Pleasanton, California 94588) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to end the unnecessary euthanasia of homeless animals.

TVAR cooperates with area shelters and rescue groups, primarily the East County Animal Shelter, to provide homeless animals with socialization, foster homes, medical care, and an opportunity for a second chance.

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Caboodle Ranch (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32004) is a 30-acre 501(c)(3) non-profit cat rescue sanctuary, founded by a single individual who cared enough to make a difference in the lives of our fuzzy little friends.

Caboodle Ranch was unintentionally founded in 2003, when a series of unfortunate events finally lead to its creation. Read more.

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Greenwich Animal Control (Greenwich, Connecticut 06830) has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens available for adoption.

One part of Greenwich Animal Control is arranging for adoptions of unclaimed animals. When an animal’s owner does not come forward and cannot be located, the animal is cared for and evaluated to determine if it is eligible for adoption to a suitable home.

If you want to take a first-hand look at one of the pets that is up for adoption, please visit the Animal Control Facility on Museum Drive, adjacent to the Bruce Museum.

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The mission of Southeast Texas Labrador Retriever Rescue (Houston, Texas 77007) is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected, abused, and unwanted Labrador Retrievers throughout the Southeast Texas region, including Houston and surrounding areas.

Southeast Texas Labrador Retriever Rescue is an all-volunteer organization made up of caring individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of homeless and unwanted Labrador Retrievers.

The Labs in STLRR’s program come straight from “Death Row” at various shelters around the Houston area where they would have otherwise been euthanized due to continuous overpopulation at the shelters.

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