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A Therapeutic Touch

"Specializing in Canine Massage. I provide relaxation and therapeutic massage for your dog in the comfort of your own home. Serving the dogs in the Boston Metro area including Brookline, Chestnut Hill and Newton."

Animal Control

Information on Boston dog licenses; city leash rules and the like.

Animal Rescue League of Boston

Animal shelters, pet advice.

Barkley's Dog Spa and Boutique

"Barkley's offers full service professional pet grooming/spa treatments,doggie daycare, professional training, and an upscale retail boutique."

Birds of Boston

Book: A guide to spotting birds in eastern Massachusetts.

Boston Aquarium Society

Monthly meetings of fish enthusiasts at the New England Aquarium. Founded in 1916.

Boston Petpal

"Daily doggy walks and kitty care in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End and North End. Dog walking and pet sitting."
Back Bay

Boston Reefers Society

"Boston Reefers Society is committed to promoting interest in and enjoyment of all aspects of the marine aquarium hobby by educating the public on topics related to the biology, physiology, and chemistry of reef biotopes through the sponsorship of meetings, lectures, publications, websites, competitions, exhibits and other means. Providing a forum for sharing resources and information among local aquarium enthusiasts."
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Boston Terrier History

A history of the breed, which can be traced to 1865 Boston.

Boston Veterinary Associates

Veterinary clinics in Somerville, Revere, East Boston and South Boston.


"A comprehensive online resource for dog owners in the Boston area and the online home of the Cambridge Dog Owners Group (CDOG), which promotes responsible dog ownership and advocates for responsibile dog owners' rights in Cambridge."

Brookline Bird Club

Brookline For Paws

"Pet sitting and dog walking services including limited boarding."

Cambridge Critter Sitter

Dog walking and pet sitting services.
Cambridge, Somerville, Belmont, Watertown, Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, Waltham
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Cape Ann Animal Aid

Dog and cat adoptions.

Carrie's Care - Dog Walking Services

Daily walks and vacation care.
Jamaica Plan, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Dedham

carver is a three legged dog RSS feed

"life of a jp tripod dog. lots of photos of jp dog spots."
Jamaica Plain

Charles River White Geese Blog RSS feed

"Dedicated to (1) protecting the Charles River environment in Cambridge/Boston, MA. (2) standing up to environmentally destructive state and local governments. (3) protecting the Charles River White Geese and other wildlife currently being starved by state and local governments."

Cratexcape Dog Walking & Pet Care

"Daily and Vacation Dog Execising and Cat Care."
Danvers, Beverly and Middleton

Creature TeacherDog and Parrot Training

Offers offering obedience training and problem solving.

Deanna's Purr-fect Petsitting Services & All-Natural Homemade Pet Treats

Pet sitting, dog walking and bathing services in your home. Also makes all-natural homemade dog and cat treats, gift baskets, etc.

Dewberry's 2 The Dog Wash

"Full Service Pet Grooming Salon. Open Monday-Saturday. Experienced caring staff ready to cater to your pets grooming needs. From low maintance short clips to AKC standard clips and everything in between."
Back Bay
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Dog Day Afternoons

"Dog Day Afternoons is conveniently located three blocks off the southeast expressway at 1011 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. Our 5,500 square foot indoor facility is fully matted and mirrored with ample off street parking. We also have a private park where your dog can run, and be free on a half acre of grass, where you dog can be a dog."

Dog Lover's Companion to Boston

Book: Guide that shows where you can take your dog in greater Boston, from hotels and restaurants to parks.

DogBoston Blog RSS feed

"Short takes from Boston's Best Dog Magazine."

Doggie Daytrippers

"Doggie Daytrippers offers off leash hiking trips to local wooded areas, in town dog walking, fenced in Park playgroups and a puppy program. We have been caring for Boston area pets since 1999."
South End, North End, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Charlestown, South Boston, Fenway, Cambridge, Cambridgeport, Arlington, Sommerville, Jamaica Plain
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DoggieDay Pet Service

Home-based pet care. - Dog Walking

"Dog Walking & Pet Sitting. Responsible Pet Care."
Beverly, Danvers, Hamilton, Manchester, Marblehead, Salem, Swampscott & Wenham
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Dogma (and Catma, too)

"Dog Wash, Professional Grooming, Natural Dog and Cat foods, treats, toys, and more."
Union Square

Dogs Don't Look Both Ways RSS feed

Here's a blog for dogs, dog owners and dog lovers! Read about my experiences living in Newton and getting hit by a car (er, I ran into the car, actually) on Commonwealth Avenue. I write about my friends, such as my neighbors, my doctors, and Animal Control! I write about the places I love to go and about how to take care of a dog that has been wounded. Read my perspective! Be my neighbor and my friend!

Downtown Dog

Pet services, including dog walking and pet sitting. Boston.

Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch

Volunteer group monitoring the hawk population in eastern Massachusetts.

Fetch 4-Legged Limo

"Pet taxi service that will escort your pet to the airport, vet, groomer, kennel wherever with or without the owner."

Fi-Dough Pet Bakery, Grooming Salon, Boutique

"Fi-Dough is the shop where dogs and the people they own can get fresh baked biscuits, a great gift basket, perfect breed gifts, the funniest toys and the finest accessories around. Fi-Dough carries all-natural dog food: Innova, California Natural, Wellness, Solid Gold. We also carry premium cat food."
103 Charles St.
Beacon Hill

Four Paws Acupuncture

"Veterinary Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Holistic Healthcare, Herbal and Nutritional therapy for dogs on the North Shore."

Franklin Park Zoo

Photos from a day at the zoo.

Gibson Kennels

Boarding, grooming, training, daycare, retail for dogs and cats and their families. Upton.

Heads and Tails Pet Service

A 24-hour complete pet service owned by veterinary technicians: pet sitting, overnight stays, dog walking, cat sitting, medication visits, transportation, grooming days, play groups and more.
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House Rabbit Network

Organization with two primary purposes: to rescue homeless rabbits and find them good indoor homes and to educate the public about rabbits and their care.

House Rabbit Society

All about rabbits.

Hugs & Kisses Pet Sitting

"We come to your home to feed your pets, provide fresh water, exercise and lots of love. If requested we will also water your plants, pick up your mail and newspapers at no additional cost."
South End, Bay Village, South Boston, Dorchester, Brookline

Journeys end avian rescue

"Rescue and care of exotic birds."


"Midday walks, doggie playgroups at the park, and pet sitting in Jamaica Plain."
Jamaica Plain

Kitty Cottage

Kitty Cottage is a family owned boarding inn kennel exclusively for cats in Franklin.

Klash Grooming

"Expert dog and cat grooming, and canine obedience training at your home - we travel to you."


"LaundroMutt is a self-service dog wash and dog spa. We have everything from the do-it-yourself washing to full service grooming."
Fresh Pond

Maple Farm Sanctuary

Sanctuary for farm animals rescued from abuse and neglect. We need volunteers to help with cleaning stalls, feeding animals, grooming, etc."

Marathon Paws

"Marathon Paws offers daily walks, runs and overnight/vacation care to residents of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End and Symphony neighborhoods as well as assistance to hotel guests in any of the pet friendly hotels in those areas. I also offer nutritional counseling and support to those who are having difficultly with finding a nutritional balance for their pooch."
Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Symphony, South End

Mass. Audubon Society

Massachusetts Ferret Friends


Massachusetts Turtle Rescue, Inc.

Organization dedicated to the conservation of turtles and tortoises.


Links to Massachusetts birding sites, plus a birding mailing list.

Moths of Massachusetts

A comprehensive guide to these critters.


MSPCA Animal Shelter

MVMA Shelter

Cat and exotic shelter, and sometimes dogs.
678 Brookline Ave.

Nature of New England

Photos and links to information about birds, butterflies, and mammals of New England.

New England Anti-Vivisection Society

Fighting experimentation on animals.

New England Aquarium

Penguins, sharks, moray eels, jellyfish, seals and more in the aquarium, which features a giant circular tank surrounded by smaller exhibits.

Buy tickets in advance online.

New England Shark Species

Information with photos on the shark species in coastal New England.

Off Leash dog walking, hiking and playing

"Nothing makes a dog happier than running with the pack! We offer off leash hiking, fun daily trips for your dog! Tire them out for better behavior. We offer day care at great competitive rates! 3+ years experience. The best references! Fully insured and bonded."

Pack of Paws Dog Training

"Specializing in problem solving. Offering group dog training classes as well as private dog training classes in your home."

Paws Here!

Doggy daycare and boarding: "There are no cages at Paws Here. We have 9000 sq' of indoor space and a large fenced in yard where the dogs can play ball, romp with each other, play with the staff, cool off in the little swimming pool, or just relax on one of our many couches or dog beds. During the day, the dogs can play in the huge inside or outside play area, or come into the air conditioned rest area to relax and cool off."
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Paws to Consider Pet Sitting

"JP-based dog walking and pet sitting service. Specializing in singele walks for your dog, allowing for the most loving, individual attention your pet can get. Fully insured & bonded. Winner of Best of Boston 2002 and a Best of JP winner in 2003."
Jamaica Plain

Pet Cabaret RSS feed

"The Pet Cabaret is a pet supply store in Boston specializing in natural and organic foods and treats for companion animals. We advocate feeding a minimally processed, excellent quality diet to pets and investigating caring for them with alternative modalities such as acupuncture,homeopathy,and massage."

Pet Personalities

Web site where "animal lovers can share their stories, ideas and advice."

Polka Dog Bakery

A treat boutique for dogs - fresh baked goods for the canine set.
256 Shawmut Ave.
South End

Professional Pet Care

Pet sitting at your home, in the Merrimack Valley.

Quincy Animal Shelter

A "no-kill" organization established for the welfare of Quincy's homeless cats and dogs.

Sandy's Cat Sitting

"Dependable, loving care for cats and small animals in the comfort of your home while you are away."

Scituate Animal Shelter

Non-profit, no-kill shelter serving Cohasset, Hull and Scituate. It is currently operated by the Friends of Scituate Shelter.

Small Dog Barks

Pet sitting for small dogs in our home. Serving Boston and surroundnig areas.

Somerville Dog RSS feed

"Serving the human and canine residents of Somerville."

Stinky's Kittens & Doggies Too

Pet grooming salon located in Somerville. Pet food for dogs, cats and fish; treats, bones, leads, collars, mice, catnip, bowls, unqiue gifts for pets and humans. Plus grooming.

strut your pup pet care

"Friendly, reliable, experienced dog walking and pet sitting, specializing in individual and small play groups to green spaces."

The Dog Lover's Companion to Boston

Book: Scores of things you can do with your dog in the Boston area.

The Grateful Dog

Dog training. Site has dog-training tips

The Pet Shop

"Full-line pet shop offering freshwater aquarium fish, goldfish, aquatic plants, birds, small animals and herptiles."
165 Harvard Ave.

The Pooped Pooch dog walking and pet sitting

"We are a fully bonded and insured dog walking and pet sitting service, serving South Boston, Dorchester and the South End."
South Boston, Dorchester, South End

TLC Pet Care

"Playgroups, pet sitting, dog walking, animal taxi to airport, groomer, training facility."

Tougas Family Farm

"Tougas Farm offers pick your own apples, strawberries, peaches, pumpkins and more. In the barnyard there are lots of baby goats, rabbits, ducks and other farm animals. The farmyard playground is a great place for the kids. Relax with a fresh fruit dessert made in the farm kitchen, or enjoy ice cream and fresh baked good prepared right there on the farm. School groups are welcome by appointment, as are business outings."

Walks For Less

Dog walking in Boston.

Wicked Good Dog

"Positive Approaches to Happier Dogs, Dog and puppy training and problem behavior services."

Wicked Good Dog

"Providing basic and advanced dog and puppy training for individuals and groups. Behavioral training for shy and fearful dogs."

Woof! Dog Walking by Erin

"Woof! Provides dog walking in the North End and Waterfront sections of Boston."
North End / Waterfront

Zoo New England

Runs the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham.

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