Founded in 1999, the IACP was established to develop and promote the highest standards of professional and business practice among canine professionals. Founded by a small group of dedicated dog trainers, the IACP has grown to include professionals from every corner of the dog world. As a dog owner, their website provides information and resources to help you build a strong and lasting bond with your pet. From dog training, to helping eliminate a dog behavior problem, to pet health and care, the IACP is the web’s best resource for informed dog owners.
Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance to raise awareness of the importance of spaying a neutering, WoofStock is held yearly at Riverfront Park in Harrisburg, PA. In 2011, there were more than 1,000 dogs and 15,000 people in attendance for the canine celebration!
HOPE is a unique, life saving program that began in March 2005. To date, over 300 dogs have been saved through this collaborative program that partners animal shelters, rescues, correctional institutions, and entire communities.
HOPE currently works in conjunction with the PA State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill. This program pairs carefully screened inmates with shelter dogs who have been evaluated for their sociability for a period of eight to ten weeks. The inmates work together with a professional trainer, prison staff, and the HOPE team to provide the dogs with basic obedience training, socialization, and behavior modification. The dogs involved in the program graduate with a wealth of valuable skills that help give them a paw up on finding a home.
By the time the HOPE dogs are paroled, the dogs have become more confident, better behaved, and they are looking forward to starting a new life on the outside.
The mission of Castaway Critters is to save the lives of and provide new beginnings for lost, sick and abandoned companion animals through rescue, rehabilitation, adoptions and spay/neuter programs.They help many animals that would not otherwise receive help.