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Submit Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) sites about programs that provide support for patients and shut-ins through visits by selected and trained animals and their handlers. Also submit Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) sites about physical therapy through interaction with specially trained animals. This category does not include Service Animals (such as Guide Dogs) or Theraputic Riding for the Handicapped.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) - Animals, usually dogs, and their owners are trained to provide psychological comfort to people in hospitals and nursing homes. Often this is by scheduled visits. Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) - Patients receive physical therapy by interacting with animals. This category does not include Service Animals for the handicapped.
Please submit only sites in English about domestic bred bird species which are mostly kept as pets, such as parrots, pigeons, finches, doves and the like.

Please also go through the subcategories and select the most appropriate category to submit your site to, and submit your site ONCE. Sites with only one page with little or no information and/or under construction sites or multiple subpages from the same site will NOT be listed.

This area of the Open Directory is for sites about domestic bred birds, mostly kept as pets, written in English. Sites about wild birds can be found in the Recreation/Outdoors/Wildlife/Birds area, and sites about landfowl and waterfowl are found in Science/Agriculture/Animals/Birds/Poultry, and Home/Rural_Living/Hobby_Farms/Poultry. If the site is not in English then please look in World for the proper language and submit the site in there instead.
Please submit all sites to their correct category and location.
This category only contains links to regions and countries that have local pet related categories and sites.
Please also go through the subcategories and select the most appropriate category to submit your site to, and submit your site ONCE. Sites with only one page with little or no information and/or under construction sites or multiple subpages from the same site will NOT be listed.

Non-English language sites should be submitted to the corresponding subcat in World.

If you are selling a cat-related product, do not submit your site to Recreation/Pets/Cats. It will not be listed here. Submit instead to Shopping/Pets/Cats_and_Dogs/Cats .

English language sites focusing on the domestic cat as a pet.
This category is for general pet discussions only.

Breed-specific discussion sites should be submitted at the breed level. (for example - Border Collie discussion sites should be submitted to Recreation/Pets/Dogs/Breeds/Herding_Group/Border_Collie/Chats_and_Forums/ ) If there is not an existing Chats and Forums category, then submit to the specific breed.

Species specific sites should be submitted at the species level. (for example, general dog discussion groups should be submitted to Recreation/Pets/Dogs/Chats_and_Forums/ )

For newsgroups and message boards that discuss pet concerns regarding all species.
This is where you list your site if you offer a photo contest for pets.
The place to find sites that offer pet photo contests.
Only submit sites to this category which provide very broad information about dogs.

If your site is about your breeding operation, your purebred pet, a purebred breed-specific rescue service or a single-breed club, please find your breed in Recreation/Pets/Dogs/Breeds.

Submit your site to the Breeders, Pets, Rescue or Pets subcategory of that breed''s category. [some more unusual breeds do not yet have such subcategories; submit your site to that breed''s main category].

If you are selling a product, do not submit your site to Recreation/Pets/Dogs. It will not be listed here. All such sites are listed in Shopping/Pets/Dogs.

If you have a boarding kennel, grooming, training or pet sitting service, please submit your site to the proper locality in Regional. Your site will not be listed in Recreation/Pets/Dogs.

Thank you.

The top level of Recreation/Pets/Dogs is for sites that provide a broad source of information about all aspects of dogs and dog ownership. This is not for sites selling products or for local dog related businesses such as boarding or grooming services.
If your site is about a specific pet, please make sure it does not have a category before submitting it here.

If your site focuses on online sales, please submit it to Shopping: Pets: Exotic or a more appropriate category under Shopping: Pets.

Websites about uncommon and unusual pets.

The term "exotic pet" has several meanings:

  • an animal that cannot be owned without a permit
  • an endangered species that cannot be legally owned
  • a non-domesticated animal that cannot be truly tamed
  • an uncommon pet that does not fall under any of the criteria above
When considering an exotic pet, it is very important to find out about the legality of owning the animal, its specific care-taking needs, the availability of veterinary care in your area, and the changing behavior and needs of the animal as it matures.

Please submit sites that discuss ferrets as pets. Sites discussing ferrets from a biological or scientific standpoint should be submitted to Science/Biology/Zoology/Chordates/Mammals/Mustelids and sites discussing ferrets kept for hunting purposes should be submitted to Recreation/Outdoors/Hunting/Ferreting.
Ferrets belong to the family Mustelidae and are related to polecats, weasels, skunks, and otters. Modern domestic ferrets have no natural habitat and cannot survive in the wild. They were bred centuries ago for pest control, and are still used today in some areas to hunt rabbits, rats, or other small animals. They are also increasingly popular as household pets and are known for their playfulness and curiosity.
***Do not submit commercial sites here!

***If you are seeking a description change, be sure the description you are submitting meets ODP guidelines.

1. Before you submit your site, look for a subcategory. Information about this hobby is often very specialized; submitting your site to the proper subcategory will help your information reach the right people. It''s also easier on the editors and may result in your site being listed faster.

2. If you are selling a particular product or product line, or are running a site of which the main function is product sales _do not_ submit here. Submit to Shopping/Pets/Fish instead. Submitting here *will not* get your site listed in this category, and repeatedly submitting to this branch of the directory may result in your site being removed altogether.

3. If your site is not in the English language, do not submit here. Submit in the appropriate category of World/; you will find links to aquarium categories in various languages on the main Recreation/Pets/Fish_and_Aquaria page, near the top. If yours is a bilingual site submit the English index page and not a front language-selector page.

4. Redirect URLs, such as *.de.vu or *.come.to, especially those which use a frame as their backend, will be changed to refer to the proper URL, for many reasons.

5. If your site is a chat, submit to Chats and Forums. Similarly, if it is a directory, freshwater specific, or marine specific submit to the proper category.

By the Terms of Service, the editors and staff reserve the right to place pages in categories they deem most appropriate, and to describe them as we see fit. Submitting to (or near to) the proper category generally results in faster placement of your site in the ODP. Placement of sites in subcategories makes the directory more user-friendly and thus (ideally) brings you more hits.

Happy fishkeeping, and thank you for your submission!--from the ODP Fish and Aquaria editors.

Everything in this category (and its subcategories) deals either directly with the fishkeeping/aquaristic hobby or provides ichthyological and ecological content at a level and style suited (and mostly written) for aquarium hobbyists. Pages listed are non-commercial, informational sites. The main pages of online retailers or pet shops will be listed in Shopping/Pets/Fish or the appropriate Regional category instead. Articles and subsections will be considered case-by-case for inclusion.
Free services that covers all pets.
No sites are listed in this category.

Sites about horses as pets should be submitted to Sports: Equestrian: Personal Pages.

Sites covering the equestrian arts should be submitted to Sports/Equestrian.

Sites covering breeding should be submitted to Sports/Equestrian.

Sites covering business aspects of horses should be submitted to Business/Industries/Agriculture_and_Forestry/Livestock/Horses_and_Ponies .

Horses - Not your average pet.

This category includes sites offering photo collections of pet images and photographs. These photo collections should include more than one type of pet. Generally, photos should be of professional quality. Sites that include personal photograph collections of your pets should be submitted under Recreation/Pets/Personal_Pages/

Image Galleries devoted to a specific type of pet (e.g., dogs, cats, etc.) should be submitted under the specific category for that pet.

This category includes collections of pet images and photographs.

Websites about issues affecting pet owners and pet ownership.
Sites which focus on missing and found pets and advice on what to do when a pet is lost or found.
If the site''s focus is a particular pet or topic, it should be submitted to a more appropriate category.
Magazines, e-zines, news services, newspapers, books, and journals about pets in general.
This category is for sites dedicated to Organizations to do with Pets.

If your site is about Pets themselves, please check out Recreation/Pets before submitting here.

If your site is a Home Page about pets, please check out Home Pages before submitting here.

This is NOT for business sites, which will be deleted.

This category is for organizations devoted to pets. Many of the contents are @links to categories in Recreation/Pets. For pets topics in general, see Recreation/Pets.

Sites about a specific type of pet should be submitted to that pet''s personal pages category. For example, a personal site about dogs should be submitted to Recreation: Pets: Dogs: Personal Pages.
This category features personal homepages dedicated to pets.
Sites selling homemade diets for pets should be submitted to Shopping: Pets: Food.
This category is for informational sites on homemade diets for pets. Sites whose primary purpose is to sell a product should be submitted to an appropriate category in shopping, though commercial sites with valuable informational content will be considered.
This category is for sites in English or with substantial English content. Sites in other languages should be submitted to the appropriate language category in World/. Sites with versions in two or more languages may be listed in the categories for each language.

Sites should be primarily concerned with pigs as pets.

For sites pertaining to pigs used for food, see Science/Biology/Genetics/Eukaryotic/Animal/Mammal/Swine or Business/Agriculture_and_Forestry/Livestock/Swine

Sites offering online consumer sales of pig-related merchandise should be submitted to the appropriate category under Shopping/Pets

Commercial sites will only be listed if they include substantial non-commercial content.

For Rescues and Sanctuary sites, see Recreation/Pets/Pigs/Rescues_and_Shelters

For Organizations other than rescues and sanctuaries, see Recreation/Pets/Pigs/Organizations

For sites about an individual''s pet pig(s), see Recreation/Pets/Pigs/Personal_Pages

For sites offering pigs for sale, see Recreation/Pets/Pigs/Breeders

Breeders'' sites should consist of more than just contact information.

This category is for sites in English or with substantial English content. The Pigs category contains websites with information about pigs that live with us as companion animals. While these pigs may be of the same breeds generally used for food, they will more usually be the Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs, as well as other smaller varieties of the animal.
This category lists rescue organizations and clubs which are involved in helping rabbits.

Please submit the main URL for the site and include a brief description of the site''s features and content.

There is currently no description created for this category.
Online stores that focus on reptiles and amphibians should be submitted to the appropriate category under Shopping: Pets: Reptiles and Amphibians.
Information on keeping reptiles and amphibians as pets. This category includes a variety of sub-categories with information on specific breeds, natural history, captive care and general husbandry.
This category lists directories or sites with comprehensive lists of links that are related to a variety of different species of pets or pets in general.

Sites offering links for a single specific species of animal should be submitted to the appropriate category for that animal.

Educational and informative sites about all pets in general.
Submit sites about rodents, including: Chinchillas, Chipmunks, Degus, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Jirds, Mice, Prairie Dogs and Rats.
Here you will be able to find sites about rodents as pets, including: Chinchillas, Chipmunks, Degus, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Jirds, Mice, Prairie Dogs and Rats.
Please note that this category contains ONLY informational sites about pet sitting. Do not submit pet sitting services to this category. Submit pet sitting services to the appropriate category in Regional instead.

Directory sites should have a substantial number of listings to be considered for an ODP listing. When a site has, say, two or three petsitters for all of Texas, then the site isn''t going to be listable.

If you submit a pet sitting service site to this category, it won''t be listed here. It will be moved to the appropriate Regional category. Directory sites that are specific to a small region, say a single state or a single city, should be submitted to that state of city''s Regional category.

Note that there is NO Recreation/Pets/Kennels category. Kennels should be submitted to the locality where they do business.

Sites selling book about "how to be a pet sitter" should go to Shopping/Publications/Books/Personal_Growth/Career_Planning/

Note that there is NO Recreation/Pets/Dogs/Walkers category. Dog walkers should submit their sites to the locality in which they do business.

Pet sitters are professional pet caretakers who visit your pets in your home. This category contains general information for all pet sitters. If you are looking for an individual pet sitting service in your area, visit the appropriate category in Regional instead.
Sites offering training services should be submitted to the appropriate locality in Regional.
Informational sites about training pets.
Thank you for your interest in Recreation: Pets: Pet Travel. By reading the category description, you know that this category is reserved for sites about traveling with pets (not leaving them home).

Submissions for individual pet sitting services should be submitted to the appropriate Regional area - these services are not listed here.

Those of you submitting a site for a single property which happens to allow pets will be referred to the appropriate Regional category. In order to target those people looking for pet-friendly lodging you should consider submitting your site to several of the guides and directories found in this category.

Thank you, lindyhop123

Flying to Finland with your feline? Looking for a trendy outdoor pet-friendly cafe in New York? Need a vacation idea for the two-legged animal lover? This section will provide resources to answer these questions and many more that relate to traveling with your pet, as well as provide you with a touch of pet-travel related whimsy.
The place for webrings that include sites for all types of pets.
Pet webrings are a great way of finding sites with content you are interested in.
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