Resources & Links

Referral Lists

The Club maintains referral lists of reputable breeders as a resource for people interested in purchasing a quality pure-bred puppy or adult dog or in rescuing a companion dog. Members often can be helpful with questions you may have regarding a dog that best suits your lifestyle. Contact us for breed referrals.


Rescue and Animal Welfare Organizations

 American Kennel Club

Access to all Breed Club rescue organizations. Many of the purebred organizations conduct rescue for dogs
of mixed lineage when the breed is included.

 American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR)
The Nation’s largest not-for-profit pet identification and 24/7 recovery service provider. Lists all companion animals.

Handling Classes

List of training available in Maryland and Virginia.

US Government Links

AKC Government Relations
Helpful Government Relations Information

 AKC Canine Legislation Tracking System
Access to State & Federal Legislative - Tracking Updated Daily



 Virginia Legislative Information System
Everything about the Virginia General
Assembly: Bills, Codes, etc,



 Maryland Legislative Information
Lists of bills and resolutions indexed by Sponsor, Subject, or Specific Interest Profile.


Other Organizations

 Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders
Founded over 40 years ago, to share information and monitor state and federal legislation.

Download PDF of recent outcome of Clarke County Board of Supervisors' Meeting.

 National Animal Interest Alliance Trust

Promotes responsible animal care and ownership and reasonable laws, policies and regulations to protect animals
and the people who care for them.


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