Dog Lover Sites
By Amanda Traughber
March 26, 1999
Web sites for the die-hard dog lover or potential pooch owner are as numerous as canine breeds. Picks of the litter include:
The appeal here is obvious enough: Answer 10 lifestyle questions to find a suitable addition to your family. Puppy Finder is loaded with information to contemplate before and after becoming a dog owner: breed descriptions, methods for evaluating breeders and their puppies, and tips on health issues, training and nutrition.
2,000 DOG NAMES
"The name you choose for your dog says as much about you as it does about your dog," the site says. Not to worry choices abound here for such a ponderous task.
THE BAD DOG CHRONICLES
If the training tips you picked up at Puppy Finder or other sites fail, seek solace at Bad Dog, a forum for pictures of and stories about acts committed by "puppies only a mother could love." Of particular interest: Kody, the Labrador retriever who did $50,000 in damage to his owner's home.
HAPPY PAWS PUBLISHING
Happy Paws sells astrological readings for the owner who seeks a higher level of awareness about his pet's psyche. Or order a special letter to wish Fido happy birthday, best wishes for a speedy recovery, or congratulations on obedience school graduation or new motherhood.
Dog-Play is an informal clearinghouse of information and links on dog sports: agility and flyball; animal-assisted therapy programs in which dogs and masters provide therapeutic benefits to patients at health-care facilities; games suitable for indoor play on rainy days; dog "camps" and so much more.
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