The American Dog Trainers Network


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Dog Training and Behavior

Animal Behavior Helpline: 212-721-1231.
Linda Goodloe, Ph.D. and Peter Borchelt, Ph.D.
Cost is $40 for 30 minutes, $1/minute beyond that.
(Certified applied animal behaviorists, licensed psychologists

ASPCA, Education Dept.

Canine Resource and Referral Helpline
American Dog Trainers Network
(212)727-7257 (1-3pm EST)
[Note: Due to limited staff, if our machine is full or if we do not return your call within a few days, please call us again. No mornings, please!

Canine Behavioral Problem Helpline
William Campbell, PhD
[Cost: $25. per call]

Northern Centre for Animal Behavior
John Rogerson
East Howle
Co. Durham
DL17  8SA
Tel: (0740)653572

Grief Counselors

Some of these professionals counsel by phone, while some counsel in person -- either privately or in group sessions. (NOTE: There may be a charge for some services, so please inquire first.)

Susan Cohen
Animal Medical Center

Diane Davis, CSW

Carol Fudin


JoAnn Jarolman

Howard Kogan

Barbara Newman

Pet Loss Foundation
Suite A23, 1312 French Rd.
Depew, NY 14043

Pet Loss Helpline
University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine

Pet Loss Support Hotline
University of California, Davis

Jamie Quackenbush
University of Pennsylvania

Howard Shapiro

Nancy Saxton-Lopez
(201)540-0100: crisis hotline
@ Morristown Memorial Hospital

 Bereavement Helplines:

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
(Leave voice mail message;
calls will be returned 7 PM - 9 PM, Central Time.
Long-distance calls will be returned collect)

Michigan State University
(Tuesday - Thursday: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, EST)

The Ohio State University
(Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
(6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, EST;
voice mail messages will be returned collect, during operating hours)

PetFriends, Inc.
(800)404-PETS or
(609)667-1717(Southern NJ / Philadelphia area)
(Leave voice mail message; calls will be returned within 24 hours. Long-distance calls will be returned collect)

Pet Loss Support Hotline
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Tufts University
(Tuesday & Thursday: 6 PM - 9 PM, EST;
(Voice mail messages will be returned daily,
collect if outside Massachusetts)

University of California-Davis
(M-F: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Pacific Time)

University of Florida
(904)392-4700, then dial 1 and 4080
(M-F: 7 PM - 9 PM, Eastern Standard Time)

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
(Tuesday & Thursday: 6PM - 9PM, EST)

Lost and Found Pets

Lost and Found Hotline
Sponsored by the American Humane Association & U.S. Sprint
(900)535-1515: If you've lost a pet. [Cost: $1.95 per minute]
(800)755-8111: To report finding a pet. [No charge]
[Both lines require a touch-tone phone.]


Sherlock Bones
John Keane

 Poison and Medical Emergency Hotlines

National Animal Poison Control Center
(800)548-2423 [Cost: $30. per case. Credit cards only.]
(900)680-0000 [Cost: $20 for the first 5 minutes,
then $2.95 per minute thereafter.
No charge for follow-up calls regarding same case.]

24 hr. Poison Hotline
(ASPCA/National Animal Poison Control Center)
Call: (800)548-2423 or (888)426-4435)
($30 per case -- via credit card); or
1-900-680-0000 ($20 for the first 5 mins.,
$2.95 for each additional minute.)

Miscellaneous Helpline Services

Pet Owners With AIDS Resource Services
P.O. Box 1116, Madison Square Station
New, NY 10159

Copyright 1995 - 2000,  Robin Kovary

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Robin Kovary is the American Dog Trainers Network helpline director
 and canine behavioral consultant.