Links of interest

Other Community Dog Owner Groups
somldog, Somerville, MA
MayDog, Maynard, MA
FellsDOG, the Middlesex Fells
NewtonDOGs, Newton, MA

MassDOG: a coalition of Dog Owner Groups in the Commonwealth


Important Local Resources for Dog Owners

Educational and News Sites/Publications

  • YourArlington an Arlington news site for community journalism
  • Arlington Community Media, Inc“…an electronic forum
  • for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the talents, skills, interests, concerns, and diversity of the Arlington community.”
  • Whole Dog Journal Information on training, food, health, and related topics
  •“The Pet/People Connection. A resource for pet owners”
  • QuitDay information about how smoking harms your pets

Dog Rescue and Protection Groups

Dogs Helping People in Need

  • NEADS – the organization highlighted in “Prison Pups”, training assistance dogs for the disabled and hearing impaired
  • NorthStar Foundation, a leading organization providing assistance dogs for children with autism and other developmental disorders, or suffering grief or other emotional challenges
  • Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts – maybe you and your dog can be a therapy dog team, too!

Dog Training Programs

  • Bette Yip of Picture Perfect Pets.  Bette is a renowned local trainer and also an active, supportive A-DOG volunteer, advising us on dog behavior and other issues of concern to responsible dog owners.  Bette is a Friend of A-DOG, offering a generous discount to A-DOG full members. (follow the “Business Friends of A-DOG” link below)
  • Charles River Dog Training Club, whose vice-president, Maryanne King, is a member of ADOG. Maryanne provided this information: “We offer puppy kindergarten and beginner obedience courses, as well as drop-in classes for competitive obedience and other dog sports.”

In addition, please note that Business Friends of A-DOG offer discounts for training classes for A-DOG members.