National Places That Help Pets

Welcome to our directory of National Places That Help Pets! If your favorite service isn’t listed, please let us know and we’ll gladly add. Sources for the below listings included Dealspot, DogingtonPost and Save Haven Humane Society. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR OWNERS Affordable Vet Referral Service: help pet owners find affordable solutions to their pet’s expensive treatments and surgeries The Big Hearts Fund: diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease Brodie Fund: feline cancer Brown Dog Foundation: prescription medications Canine Cancer Awareness Care Credit: line of credit to parents of pets in need of veterinary care Companion Bridge: an online community … Continue reading National Places That Help Pets

Nebraska Businesses That Allow Pets

Welcome to our directory of Pet-Friendly Places in Lincoln, Nebraska! If your favorite place isn’t listed, please let us know and we’ll gladly add. CAUTION! We make no guarantees about the accuracy of this page. Always contact businesses directly to confirm their policies. ASSISTED LIVING Dogs and cats are accepted at the following assisted-living apartments. One establishment even provides pet care assistance. For more information, check out Lincoln Independent Senior Living Communities.  Bickford Brentwood Estates Chateau Gardens Chatelaine Residences Gateway Vista Gramercy Hill Grand Lodge at the Preserve The Legacy Legacy Estates Legacy Terrace Savannah Pines Waterford Windcrest HOSPITALS Therapy pets are accepted at the … Continue reading Nebraska Businesses That Allow Pets

Nebraska Businesses That Serve Pets

Welcome to our directory of Pet Services for Lincoln! If your favorite service isn’t listed, please let us know and we’ll gladly add. Sources for the below listings included vendors at Pet Expo and Tails & Trails and the online resource Dogster. BAKERIES Beyond the Dish Nellie’s Pet Snacks BOARDERS/SITTERS AK Kennels Brynn’s Critters Deluxe Pet & Home Sitters (certified by Pet Sitters International) Camp Bow Wow Cat Pajamas Critter Sitters Driftwood Kennels Kenl Inn Love Your Paws Middle Creek Kennels Pause for Paws (certified by Pet Sitters International) Prairie Wind Kennels Woof BURIAL/FUNERAL Rolling Acres GROOMERS/SPAS Canine Design Canine Scrubs Critter Clippers Happy Hounds Groomers … Continue reading Nebraska Businesses That Serve Pets

Nebraska Groups That Help Pets

Welcome to our directory of Animal Welfare Groups for Nebraska! If your favorite organization isn’t listed, please let us know and we’ll gladly add. *NOTE: Foster-based rescues and no-kill shelters are both listed under rescues. GENERAL SERVICES Ask a Vet For the Love of Paws (animal transport, Nebraska) Blue River Pet Rescue (Seward) Domesti-Pups (service dogs) Family Pet Project (resources) Joining Forces Saving Lives (coalition) Lincoln Animal Ambassadors (spay/neuter, food bank) Lost Pets of Lancaster (lost pets) Noah’s Assistance Dogs (service dogs) Pets in Omaha (education, Omaha) Raptor Recovery (injured or orphaned birds of prey) Underground Railroad Kitten Network (national) Voice for Companion Pets (Grand Island) Wildlife Rescue … Continue reading Nebraska Groups That Help Pets

How to Navigate Lincoln Pet Culture

Along the top of the page are links to Lincoln Pet Culture’s featured articles. Generally, these will be articles that have been published in the past two weeks. They might also be most-liked or the most-overlooked articles selected on the basis of site hits. Next is a menu with four buttons: Lincoln Pet Culture, About, Contact, Who to Call. To return to the main page, hit the Lincoln Pet Culture button. Each button contains a sub-menu that links to individual pages. The About section introduces Lincoln Pet Culture’s editor and provides information on where to follow LPC on social media … Continue reading How to Navigate Lincoln Pet Culture

Changing the World Through Humane Education

How do you improve the world for people, animals, and the environment? If you’re Jesse Miller, you start a non-profit that focuses on Humane Education. EPIC Outreach is an organization in Florida with a mission to create a kinder world by educating, networking, providing resources, and doing community outreach. ALLISON: When and how did you become a humane educator? JESSE: I have been involved in animal welfare most of my life. Since I’ve been 16 years old, I volunteered at my local animal shelter. I’ve also educated through various job roles including that of an animal control officer and in Sea … Continue reading Changing the World Through Humane Education

Should Animal Welfare Remain A Woman’s World?

Look through the list of people who form the backbone of animal welfare groups, especially that of rescue, and you’ll likely discover the majority are women. Is there anything wrong with this imbalance? And if so, what’s the solution? Are Women Really the Majority? This past year I noticed that most my articles on animal welfare were about women. I wondered about why this was Seeking answers, I asked local animal welfare group volunteers whether they thought men or women formed the majority in the field. Everyone said women. I broadened my coverage to national groups and asked members of … Continue reading Should Animal Welfare Remain A Woman’s World?

Therapy Cat Series: Hugs and Christmas Cards

Rainy and I are having fun this December making personalized Christmas cards. Throughout the fall, I’ve also learned how to use a Clik Stik and worked on training Rainy to be more of a lap cat. Rainy and I were certified through Love on a Leash, but we’ve been also trying to pass the test items from other pet therapy organizations. Prior to taking Rainy to retirement living centers, Andy helped me test her on the items that are part of the Canine Good Citizenship test such as being comfortable with distractions. This fall, some of my friends helped me … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Hugs and Christmas Cards

Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog Ministry

Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog Ministry is a national ministry that uses purebred Golden Retrievers to bring comfort. Currently, there are over 130 L.C.C. Comfort Dogs serving in more than 20 states. L.C.C. operates two training facilities in Illinois and Nebraska. According to Don Moeller, the idea for the L.C.C. Comfort Dogs ministry began in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina. L.C.C. emergency response teams noticed that while many agencies helped the people devastated by such natural disasters family pets were often neglected. At that time, Lutheran Church Charities acquired several pure bred Golden Retrievers. Three years later, when a shooting happened … Continue reading Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog Ministry

Saunders County Lost Pets Rescue Offers Pet Therapy

Saunders County Lost Pets is an all-volunteer non-profit that offers a unique opportunity for volunteers to help both animals and the community through pet therapy. SCLP grew from Wilcox’s personal loss. The family had removed part of their fence to lay down some sod in their yard. Two of their Labrador retrievers were in the yard with them and took off. Wilcox looked for them for years, even driving around to other agencies for months and months, but she never found her dogs. “Before that day, I had never given any thought to homeless pets or strays,” Wilcox said. “I … Continue reading Saunders County Lost Pets Rescue Offers Pet Therapy