Companion Animals

The topic of Companion Animals encompasses a wide variety of subjects:

Proper care of various species

Spay/Neuter information

How to prepare for your companions in a disaster

It also includes less common issues, like:

Think twice before adopting certain species

Why popular pet supply stores like PetSmart and Petco are not worthy of your business

Domestic violence and your pet

Be sure to check out

the reasons why

You should never shop


PetSmart and Petco

Here’s why

Shop at these stores instead

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Anti-Cruelty Society

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys


Avian Welfare Coalition

Bi-State Pet Food Pantry

Dogs Deserve Better

Domestic Violence and Pets (see also the “Violence Link” on our Animal Rights Info page)

Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium

House Rabbit Society

Humane Society of the US

Maddie’s Fund

Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation

MoneyGeek (figuring the costs of having a pet)

Moving with Your Family Pets

Opt to Adopt...No Matter What Species

Rat Assistance and Teaching Society

Renter’s Guide to Pet Owning

Unchain Your Dog

Disaster Preparedness Resources

ADT Disaster Preparedness Resources

FEMA Disaster Preparedness

Pet-Friendly Travel, etc.

Red Rover Disaster Preparedness

US Insurance Agents Disaster Preparedness Resources

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Resources

BARC St. Louis

Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic


Pound Pals Nooterville

Spay USA