Animal Resources



  • AAHA – American Animal Hospital Association

    www.aaha.org
    The only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. AAHA sets the standard for quality animal care.


  • AAHA Healthy Pets

    www.healthypet.com
    Pet care resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) featuring articles, blogs, ask-a-vet, adoptable pets, community events, and more.


  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)

    www.acvs.org
    Information for pet owners about surgical procedures, recovery, and post-surgery home care.


  • American Heartworm Society

    www.heartwormsociety.org
    Reliable information about canine and feline heartworm disease.


  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

    www.avma.org
    General pet health information, as well as downloadable PDFs on medical, surgical, and behavioral topics.


  • Angell Animal Medical Center

    www.mspca.org
    Boston, MA


  • Animal Alliances

    www.animalalliances.com
    Training, education, and behavior modification using positive methods.


  • Argus Institute of the Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital

    www.argusinstitute.colostate.edu
    Grief resources and information, as well as a memorial resources list.


  • ASPCA

    www.aspca.org
    The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. Website also has general information on pet care, pet loss, kids & pets, and videos.


  • ASPCA Poison Control Center

    www.aspca.org
    Vital information regarding pet poisoning.


  • Berkshire Humane Society

    www.berkshirehumane.org
    Pittsfield, MA


  • Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

    www.bright-spot.org
    An organization that provides training for pets and owners interested in becoming a therapy dog team.


  • Catnip Newsletter

    www.tuftscatnip.com
    Monthly newsletter with feline medical and behavioral information from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.


  • CatWatch

    www.catwatchnewsletter.com
    Newsletter from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center.


  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center

    www.vet.cornell.edu
    Contains excellent information about feline-related health and behavioral issues.


  • Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline

    607-253-3932
    www.vet.cornell.edu
    Hotline staffed by volunteer vet students who have undergone extensive training with professional grief counselors; resources for grieving.


  • Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

    www.dpvhs.org
    Springfield & Leverett, MA


  • DogWatch Newsletter

    www.dogwatchnewsletter.com
    Monthly newsletter for dog people from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.


  • Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter

    www.pittsfieldanimals.org
    Pittsfield, MA


  • Fitter Critters

    www.fittercritters.org
    With a pool and an underwater treadmill to accommodate very small to very large dogs.
    Lee, MA


  • HomeAgain

    www.public.homeagain.com
    A place to post a found pet with a chip, report a lost pet, or update information on your micro-chipped pet.


  • Monadnock Humane Society

    www.monadpets.org
    Swanzey, NH


  • New England Canine Rehabilitation & Fitness Center

    www.k9rehabs.com
    Has an in-ground heated swimming pool.
    Enfield, CT


  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

    www.ofa.org
    Information related to congenital and developmental orthopedic disorders in dogs.


  • Pet Bereavement Resources

    www.catanddoghelp.com
    A listing of pet loss and bereavement support websites and resources.


  • PupQuest

    www.pupquest.org
    All about puppies and how to select the right one for you.


  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

    www.aplb.org
    Run by volunteers professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling, offering free services during deep bereavement for a beloved pet, as well as lots of great information about pet loss.


  • The Humane Society of the U.S.

    www.humanesociety.org
    Pet care, animal welfare, and wildlife issues.


  • Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center


  • Through a Dog’s Ear

    www.throughadogsear.com
    Information about the use of music to help reduce anxiety in pets.


  • Tufts Foster Small Animal Hospital

    www.tufts.edu
    North Grafton, MA


  • Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

    508-839-7966
    www.tufts.edu
    Hotline, resources for grieving, internet support groups and chat rooms.


  • VCA/Boston Road Animal Hospital

    www.vcahospitals.com
    Springfield, MA


  • Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Practice

    www.veshdeerfield.com
    South Deerfield, MA


  • Veterinary Partners

    www.veterinarypartner.com
    Great source of medical information for pet owners.


  • Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites

    www.nabp.net
    Listing of accredited internet veterinary pharmacies.


  • White Rose Pet Memorial Services

    www.whiterosepet.com
    Information about the facility and its services, as well as pet loss support materials. Our choice because they provide compassionate and respectful handling of pets.


  • Windham County Humane Society

    www.wchs4pets.org
    Brattleboro, VT


  • Your Dog Newsletter

    www.tuftsyourdog.com
    Monthly newsletter with canine medical and behavioral information from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.


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Kathy, Rich and Zuzu, Warren

“Thank you to everyone at Riverbend for taking such excellent care of Dylan (and his people) over the years, and especially during the final months of his life.”

Georgian & Rick , Florence

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Lucy and Julie, Holyoke

“You can tell they love animals and this isn’t just a job. They care about the pets and the owners, and it shows through their work. I got many calls from Dr. White to check up on my sick kitty and see how we were all doing.”

Christine, Hadley

“I’ve been to four different vets in the area looking for the one place that cares about my pup as much as I do. I found that place at Riverbend! I have been blown away by their level of professionalism, kindness, empathy and support. I will be forever thankful!”

Michael, Northampton