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Tips and Resources for Pet Care

Bringing Up Baby »

Not in the mood for a tearjerker? Bringing Up Baby is a comedy classic involving a pet leopard.

Find Pet Movies »

We have many movies about pets here at the Library.

General OneFile »

You can use our General OneFile database to search various journals and magazines, including Veterinary Medicine, Cat Watch, Dog Watch, and other animal magazines. Find full text articles about your favorite animals.

James Herriot »

James Herriot is a veterinarian who writes with warmth and humor about treating all creatures great and small.

LitFinder »

Do you want poetry about puppies or books with bunnies or even an ode to ocelots? LitFinder is a Library database where you can find all sorts of animals (and more) in novels, poems, essays, and plays.

Old Yeller »

Wanna see a grown man cry? Check out Old Yeller.

ReferenceUSA »

Use ReferenceUSA to find pet-related businesses, including veterinarian and obedience schools. Once you enter in an address, you can find businesses in a given radius from that address.

Science Online »

Get the facts about pets from Science Online. If you're looking for scientific information on your pet parrot, or want to get information on allergies to pets, Science Online has information on those issues and more.

SIRS Researcher »

Interested in the therapeutic value of pets? How about robot pets? Considering the ethics of getting a wild pet? SIRS Researcher breaks down these issues and more.

Train Your Cat »

Train your cat with the aid of these books and DVDs.

Dog Care and Behavior Tips »

If your dog is digging up your yard, it's important that you know he's not doing it out of spite. It could indicate boredom, hunger, or a need for comfort, and the first step in stopping the behavior is to diagnose why your dog does it. Find out more from The Humane Society's Dog Care and Behavior Tips.

Training Animals »

Trying to train a devilish dachshund, a wicked Weimeraner, or a stubborn Siamese? We've got books about training animals that may help you make your pet less problematic.

World Book Discover »

Did you know that the basenji is the only dog that doesn't bark? World Book Discover can help you find more on sugar gliders, iguanas, naked mole rats, and other interesting pets.

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Library Online Resources

Ferguson's Career Guidance
Center »

Find information about animal-related careers with this handy database. Discover opportunities for careers working with animals, including Veterinarian, Animal Caretaker, or Zoologist.

Freading »

Freading offers thousands of e-books from small and independent publishers. Log in with your library card and check out e-books about royal cats, lifesaving horses, and angel dogs.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module »

This easy-to-use database contains extensive medical information, including many articles and video clips on the link between pets and health.

OneClickdigital »

OneClickdigital has a great selection of animal-related digital audiobooks. Check out with your library card, download, and enjoy listening to books about animals.

OverDrive »

OverDrive offers some fantastic e-books and audiobooks about pets. Use your eReader or iPod to discover new things about animal intelligence, raising puppies, or dealing with pet allergies.

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Orange County Animal Services »

Discover local pets waiting for adoption. If you visit the shelter and find a pet that is perfect for you or your family, you can submit an application for adoption.

Orlando Dog Parks »

Find a great park or recreation area to take your dog for a walk. This informative website contains details about outdoor spaces for dogs in Central Florida.

Orlando Dog Training Club »

This organization offers a variety of classes, including obedience and agility, to help dog owners care for their pets. Train your dog for appropriate behavior in public or at home.

Pet Safety Pack »

Would your pet be safe in an emergency? Sign up to receive updates from the ASPCA, and receive a free window decal to alert rescue personnel that pets live inside your home.

SPCA of Central Florida »

View pets for adoption and see a calendar of pet events at your local Humane Society shelter.

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NPR - Speaking of Pets Podcast »

Updated weekly, these podcasts are for anyone who cares about animals.

Dogster »

Connect with other dog lovers. Create a profile page for your dog, join groups, post to forums, and enjoy articles on everything dog-related.

Flickr Pet Photos »

Find cute pet photos, and post your own photos too!

YouTube - AnimalPlanetTV's Channel »

Explore the AnimalPlanetTV Channel and watch videos of cats, dogs, other pets, and wild animals.

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Library Materials

Beyond Cats and Dogs »

Whether you have a hamster, turtle, or pot-bellied pig, these books can help you raise a happy and healthy pet.

Choose a Name for Your Pet »

If you need help choosing a name for your new pet, you’ll find great suggestions in these books.

Dog Training DVDs »

Watch these DVDs and videos and learn how to have fun training your dog.

Good Dog »

These books for dog lovers will help you to better understand your dog and train him to be a good pet.

The Mystery that is a Cat »

Browse this comprehensive list of books on cat behavior.

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Kids & Teens

Library Programs

Paws to Read »

Practice your reading skills by signing up to read aloud to a loveable furry listener. Locations and times vary.

Library Online Resources

NoveList Plus »

Use NoveList Plus to find books on how to take care of your animal friends along with interesting facts about pets.

Why Cats and Dogs Aren't Friends »

Listen to this story to find out why cats and dogs do not get along.

Library Materials

Caring for Your Pet »

Cats, gerbils, lizards, oh my! Learn about popular pets and how to care for them.

Pet Fiction for Children »

Calling all animal friends! Enjoy animal poetry and stories bound to entertain young and old alike!

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Cute Pets Network

Upload photos and information about your cute pet, and view hundreds of other cute pets with this free application.
iTunes | Website

Pet First Aid

Be prepared for a pet emergency. For $2.99 on Android or $3.99 on iPhone, this application includes articles, videos, and illustrations that can help you provide first aid to your animals.
Google Play | iTunes | Website


This free application connects you to over 13,000 animal rescue groups and shelters. Search by breed, size, gender, and age to find the perfect pet for you.
Google Play | iTunes | Website

Pets Next Door »

Use this free application to create a profile for your pet. View profiles of other pets in your neighborhood and around the world. This application is available for multiple mobile devices.

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