Do you have pets at home?
Are you thinking about getting a pet for the first time?
Do you want to be the best parent to your pets that you can be? Check out these links to some great animal resources!

Pet Care Tips for Pet Owners and Foster Providers


Best Friends Animal Society

Great tips & advice for dogs & cats owners.


Humane Society of the United States

Great Resources for pet care tips



Great information to consider before adopting.

Maddie’s Fund

Foster Care Flash Classes


Maddie’s Fund has put together some awesome online classes to help foster care providers with some of the things they deal with on a regular basis. Whether your are fostering for GRR, another organization, or just want to learn, please check out these valuable resources.

Our mission is to create a better world for dogs and their owners.

We do this by bringing you the very best dog-care resources so that you can better care for your four-legged friends. After all, we truly believe that man’s best friends deserve the best treatment!

We do our best to cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Dog Health
  • Breed profiles
  • Dog food, diets & nutrition
  • Training guides & tips
  • Comparison of dog gear
  • Grooming guides & advice
  • … and a lot more!

Visit the Doggie Designer Webpage | Click Here

Dog training and dog bite prevention resources. Great for new dog owners looking for dog training tips!

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All Things Dogs

7 Real World Examples of Dog Body Language

A great article about dog body language with pictures and a quiz to help educate yourself on this important subject.

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Tuft & Paw

The Definitive Guide to Cat Behavior and Body Language

A comprehensive guide on cat body language with helpful graphics and pictures. 

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Dog Food Reviews | Click Here
Cat Food Reviews | Click Here
Consumer reviews and comparisons of hundreds of brands of dog and cat food.

Local Vet Clinics/Spay-Neuter Resources


Bemidji Animal Hospitals

See a list of contact information for Bemidji area animal hospitals.


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Pet Fixers

A spay/neuter assistance program for Northern Minnesota


Pet Behavior



Animal Humane Society – Pet Behavior Library

Tips for dealing with pet behavior issues.



 Dr. Sophia Yin – The Art & Science of Animal Behavior


Great information and illustrations about animal behavior topics.



Assistance to Pet Owners in Need


Rose’s Fund


A listing of organization’s and programs that may provide financial assistance to pet owners in need.  Please note that all of the organization’s listed are independent of Great River Rescue.  Great River Rescue has no authority over their policies and procedures.




A collection of more veterinary assistance resources on the Animal Humane Society website.  Please note that all of the organization’s listed are independent of Great River Rescue.  Great River Rescue has no authority over their policies and procedures.



Pet Safe Housing Program

Link to Pet Safe Housing Page

A program to provide temporary housing for the pets of victims of domestic violence.


 Pets for Patriots

Help with Pet Veterinary Costs

A list of national resources available for qualifying pet owners.  Please note that all of the organization’s listed are independent of Great River Rescue.  Great River Rescue has no authority over their policies and procedures.



The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society – Veterinary Funding Assistance Program

Veterinary Funding Assistance Program

The mission of the FARS Program is to help cat owners currently facing financial hardships keep pets who would otherwise be surrendered to a shelter or euthanized due to the owner’s inability to afford treatment for illness/injury.



Adoption Resources

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Find adoptable pets from all over the country.  Plus, you’ll find neat resources and tips for pet care.


The Shelter Pet Project

Learn about pet adoption, read adoption stories, and see great shelter pet ads.

Best Friends of Animals – Tips for Introducing your Pets

Tips for Introducing Cats | Click Here

Tips for Introducing Dogs | Click Here

Tips for Introducing your Dog and Cat to each other | Click Here

Great tips and information about introducing your new pets to the pets you already have at home.


Pet Guardian Angels of America

Contains web links to all the shelters and rescues in the state of Minnesota.





Autism Speaks

Assistance Dog Resources

A list of resources to help you learn more about service dogs and connect you with organizations that may be able to help you and your family find a service dog that is right for you.

Rehab Recovery offers free advice and guidance for autistic people who suffer with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Website: Rehab-Recovery.




Home Advisor- Pet Proofing

Pet Proofing- Keeping your home and yard safe for dogs and cats.  Check out this article to keep all your furry companions safe and secure.

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Money Geek

The Budget Friendly Guide to Caring for your Pet

Everything you’ll need to know before making the financial commitment to adopting a pet.

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Assisted Living for Seniors with Pets

Things that Seniors need to think about if they are to own a pet while living in an assisted living facility.

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Other Resources for Pet Owners


A comparison of different pet insurance companies.  Find links and useful information.


The Ultimate Guide to Homeowners Insurance for Dog Owners

Facts and tips about homeowners insurance for dog owners.


Minnesota State Law Library

Research a compilation of state laws regarding animal care and control.


Animal Folks MN

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A Minnesota organization with a mission to protect animals and prevent animal cruelty by creating a modern system of animal law enforcement in Minnesota.

Core to this mission is system reform — we assess what is needed systemically to develop innovative and sustainable reforms for the improved enforcement of animal law and prevention of animal cruelty in Minnesota.


Home safety guide for pet owners.  Great information and tips for keeping your pets safe at home.




Create a Pet-Friendly Office Policy: What you need to know

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Million Mile Secrets

Guide to Flying with an Emotional Support Animal

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