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
  • A Guide to Dog Food  — a comprehensive guide to selecting dog food.  (An important note from the organization producing this guide: “All products featured – under no circumstance have been selected or reviewed based on monetary compensation. prides their work on completely unbiased research of products and industries. Referral program links are developed after the content completion.”)

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

  • 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.