Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital

42902 Waxpool Road
Ashburn, VA 20148-4525


Picking a Pet

Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Picking a Pet 

Breeds of Dogs: A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.  

The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA): The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

Choosing a New Puppy: This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.

Corkey Kennels: "Home of European and American Champion Bloodline Basset Hounds."  Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital makes no guarantee regarding medical health, genetic perfection, or other suitability/fitness of these dogs.  However, Corkey Kennels is the breeder for some of the pet patients in our practice.

Dog Bite Prevention Information for Parents: Tips and other resources for safe dog-kid interactions from Doggone Safe.  Includes information to consider when adding a dog to a household with children.

HART--Homeless Animal Rescue Team: HART is a no-kill animal rescue/support group, incorporated in 1990, that takes in and fosters stray, abused, and unwanted dogs and cats.  Whether the animal is a give-up or a stray, HART works with local veterinarians, trainers, foster homes, and kennels to provide temporary care for the pet until s/he is placed in a loving, carefully-screened forever home.

House Rabbit Society: With local chapters throughout the U.S., "even in Canade and Italy,? House Rabbit Society is a non-profit organization working to rescue rabbits in need and to educate owners about proper care.  See the website for behavior and health care information, to see adoptable rabbits, to donate to the organization, and for much more.

Humane Society of Loudoun County, Virginia: HSLC is a no-kill animal welfare organization founded in 1966 to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned, feral, and neglected animals from Loudoun County, Virginia.  Its mission is to provide companion animals with a second chance and to work toward a time when all companion animals have loving homes.  By visiting schools, retirement homes, and other public venues, we try to enrich people's lives with the magic of animals' unconditional love, and to teach humans the value of proper care and responsibility of beloved pets.

Pet Lovers Companion: A - Z Directory of Products and Services, including local rescue and adoption groups, pet-friendly apartment communities, and pet supply shops.