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The News Media...

Daily News 5/11/02
See the teriffic FIDO article which received a major spread in their Saturday Pets Section

Our Senior Dogs ...

A Little Bit About Boo
Michele Sevik reflects on Boo's life as he basks in his senior years.

Therapy Dog...

Therapy Dog Screening...

The Good Dog Foundation
Based here in Park Slope, Rachel McPherson's GDF screens and trains dogs for hospital visitation - pet therapy. Over a dozen dogs are presently working in New York Methodist Hospital. GDF also serves hospitals in Manhattan and Westchester as well. For details:

Delta Dog Society
Contact:Greer Griffith
212-876-7700 ex 4417

Therapy Dog
Jane Landis speaks of the joy of participating in The Good Dog Foundation's Therapy Dog program at Park Slope's New York Methodist Hospital.

Brooklyn Dog Owner Related Weblinks ...

We welcome any new web links which you happen to run across!

Prospect Park Dogs (and their owners)

A pictorial site for those Prospect Park dog owners who love their dogs and are lucky enough to have a place to take them where dogs can get their much needed exercise and socialization in a responsible manner.

Continually updated, this site contains dozens of pix of dogs and their owners taken by Connie Marder.

Sunset Park Dog Owners Group and Friends
Desiree Leary

We have created an online petition for the Sunset Park Dog Run at
email address: sunsetbarkpark@yahoo.com.

Fort Greene Pups
Fort Greene Park Users and Pets Society (P.U.P.S.) is a collective group of dog owners who use Fort Greene Park on a regular basis. We are responsible dog owners who believe that in order to enjoy the park's beautiful grounds and many resources, we must clean up after our dogs, keep our dogs under control, and prevent our dogs from harming the park's landscape

Marine Park Dogs
 Featuring the dogs of Marine Park and the Gerritsen Creek salt marsh.

Urban Hound...
One of New York City's most comprehensive site for dog owners. Need to know where the closest dog run is in your neighborhood?

New York City Pets.Com
A resource guide for the pet-set ... for dogs, cats, birds, small furries. Profiles ... event news ... stories and links of interest. Send in : your pet's picture for posting ... details of your organization or animal-related business for listing ... comments.

New York Tails
A quarterly FREE magazine devoted to pets in NYC. Outstanding dog related section with well researched material such as Landlord/pet owners situation is currently featured on their site. Available for the price of mailing

American Dog Trainers Network
The late Robin Kovary's awesome collection of articles and links pertaining to almost everything having to do with dogs. Some of the categories are: Resources, Tips, Books, Training, Helpline & Articles among others.

Nice Dog...
For you Urban Dogs...

The Pet Info Line
Everything you need to know when you're dealing with the five bouroughs of NYC. A soup to nuts approach to your pet care needs.

The Straight Poop
Your e-mail guide to the best of webs about dogs...

Ani-Med(TM) Pet Care Information Tips
Understand your companion animal's health and behavior.

NYC Greyhounds
A website in progress with some useful information brought to you by Caroline & True (the greyhound)

Must Have Books ...


Merk Veterinary Manual

Local Bookstores

Our Dogs
By Park Slope Author, Susan Ring

Verse and original cartoons for canine lovers of all ages.
Available at Community Books on 7th Ave
NYC Pet at 5th Ave bet. Berkeley & Union
NYC Pat at 12th St & 7th Avenue
Monster Mutt 297 Warren Street

Lives of the Monster Dogs
by Kirsten Bakis

Set in 2008, this is a Sci-Fi'ish" novel of "monster dogs" with intelligence, voice boxes, and human hands who massacre their mad scientist masters and move to New York, where they become power-drunk celebrities.

Obviously some have already made it to Prospect Park!

A Dog's Got To Do What A Dog's Got To Do
By Park Slope Author, Marilyn Singer
Henry Holt

A celebration of working dogs. Just released, informative children's book with appeal to adults alike.

Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
By Delbert G. Carlson, D.V.M & James M. Griffin, M.D.
Hardcover published by Howell Book House
Lifesaving tips, as well as a comprehensive review of veterinary procedures.

How To Speak Dog
By Stanley Cornen
Hardcover published by The Free Press

Mastering the art of dog-human communication, complete with illustrations!

Social Life of Dogs
The Hidden Life of Dogs
By E.M. Thomas
Simon/ Schuster

Dogs, don't try this at home....

Winterdance--The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Pulsen
Harcourt, Brace and Co

It is with self-mockery and blind determination that Gary Paulsen takes on the challenge of training and racing in his first Iditarod. It is the story of a man and his dogs and the courage and passion needed to face Mother Nature head on, in the "last great race on earth."

FIDO welcome other suggestions.....