Visiting and purchasing from the following links helps pay for some of the rescue activities that I do:

The featured animals listed above are in northwest Indiana shelters, has thousands more animals needing homes, including in shelters near you!

& Other Critters

my orange creme pomeranian dog, wild irish rose
This is Rosie, my orange/creme pomeranian dressed as a lady bug for halloween. No, she's not available, she's all mine! I rescued her from being sent back to a puppy mill, probably to be bred the rest of her life.
My other dog Boo who's picture is too big for the page, and another pic of Boo He is a 6 yr old boxer/shar-pei/pitbull mix that I adopted at Hobart Humane Society 6 yrs ago. Click here for more pics of Boo. My best friends in the world are these two.

Welcome to Katz Dawgs! Here you will find many resources for pet owners, or potential pet owners...especially geared towards rescues and shelters. The page is somewhat new, so stop by often as I add to it. Bookmark this site so you can come see anything you miss.

Design and Sell Merchandise Online for Free
Simply upload pictures of dogs, cats, funny sayings etc, THEY put on it on Tshirts, Mugs and Mousepads and when people buy, you earn a profit! I created a store for the Sheltie Rescue and they've made around $700 towards their medical fund so far.

  Boo's Pit Bull Page   |   Rosie & Koko's Pomeranian Page

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Thinking about buying a puppy? Before you do, you've got a lot of things to consider. Are you ready for a dog? What breed are you interested in and does it fit your lifestyle and family? Is there a Breed Rescue available for your breed, so that you can SAVE a dog of your favorite breed? Does this breed fit your lifestyle & personality? Do you have the time and patience it takes to own a dog? Can you afford the shots, spaying/neutering, other vet bills that may pop up?

I recently started donating my time at the humane society, walking & playing with the dogs, and thought how this would be a great way for people to help their local shelters AND explore different types of dogs.
Find a Shelter in your area and donate your time, while getting to know various types of dogs. You might even find the dog of your dreams while you're at it.

Thinking of giving up your pet? Before you do, have a look at Can we help you keep your pet? There may be some solution to your problem.
Also read: Before you take your dog to the pound... Based on pitbulls, but gives you a little more insight as to what your dog is thinking and going through.

Read Boo's Story

Northwest Indiana Area Rescues and Shelters:

  • Hobart Indiana Humane Society In desperate need of cash donations, see page for how to help.
  • RobDar's Beagle Rescue Hammond IN.
  • Strays in the Garden in Highland
  • Midwest Animal Rescue Coalition in Hebron
  • Porter County Animal Shelter
  • American Bulldog Rescue in Hammond. Theyve got some gorgeous big guys & gals, and pups!
  • Gary Animal Enforcement
  • Humane Society of the Calumet Area
  • Treasured Friends
  • Hammond Animal Control

    Before we get to the fun links, check out information on spaying or neutering your pets. Too many animals end up in shelters, or dead, just because their owners didn't get them fixed. I know it's expensive, but there are programs that will assist you with the cost, and in some areas it's close to nothing ($10-$20), which is less than the food for a litter you might end up with! If you are just dying for new little puppies, adopt one, there are so many little babies already homeless that need you.
    "It's not a virus and it's not a bacterium, but it is responsible for the deaths of millions of animals annually...overpopulation." -ASPCA

  • Spay and Neuter Information
  • What is spaying and neutering? Tells just what happens, what will change in your pet, what health problems will be avoided by having it done, etc.
  • Responsible Pet Ownership Spaying & Neutering
  • You want to breed your dog? Info on breeding american bulldogs, but applies to other breeds as well.
  • Spay and Neutering

    Low-cost Spay/Neuter Programs: Note: "Friends of Animals" is listed at $75 for a female dog, which I know isn't much less than what my vet runs "regular" price. Check others, and call your vet first, for cheaper pricing.

  • Low Cost Spay & Neuter Programs by State
  • SpayUSA nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services.
  • Low Cost Spay-Neuter Programs - Chicago Area
  • Lost cost or free spay/neuter programs from
  • Backyard Breeder vs Reputable Breeder
  • North Central Indiana Spay/Neuter For cats, coupon says s/n for $60, I think that's a tad high.
  • Low-cost or Free spay-neuter programs in US for Cats


  • Lists of dogs available, in every state. Searchable by region, breed or other criteria.
  • Pet
  • No Kill Animal Shelters in the US Comprehensive listing. Support your local no-kill shelter!
  • A Cause For Paws Rescue & Adoption in NYC
  • Google's Directory of Rescues and Shelters
  • "Is it better to have a pedigree puppy or get one from the local animal shelter"?
  • Pet Pitbull A better image. Finally a site that doesn't spend 8 pages warning about this wonderful breed, and they recognize it's positive attributes. MANY are lovers, not fighters!
  • Pitbull Positive Press You only HEAR about the bad pitbulls in the news, here's some good things they do too.
  • PitBull Breed Info
  • PitBull Breed Info from Pet Pitbull
  • Shih Tzu Breed Info
  • The American Shih Tzu Club
  • Shih Tzu Breed Standard by the AKC
  • 10 Rules of Ethical Breeding
  • Canine Cyber-magazine.
  • American Kennel Club AKC
  • Pet Crests Family Coats of Arms for breeds.
  • Animal Network -Dog Fancy All kinds of info.
  • Pup Links a website all about dogs.
  • Pomeranian Puppy Pics This page will show you how adorable this little breed is!
  • PoochPicker site about choosing a dog
  • WonderPuppy fun site.
  • over 25,000 hotels, B&Bs, ski resorts, campgrounds, and beaches that are pet-friendly.
  • Pets 4 You resource website for all Pet Breeders, every breed of Dog, Cat, Reptile, Bird, Horse, Rabbit, Farm Animal.
  • Pets in Need Private No-Kill Adoption Center Serving the Peninsula & Silicon Valley
  • Pet Tips from Pets in Need, lots of GREAT pet articles.
  • Animal Jobs
  • 12 Days of Puppy adorable spoof on the 12 days of Christmas song.


  • Food That Can Damage a Dogs Health
  • Animal CPR also includes heimlich, breathing & Circulation.
  • National Animal Poison Control Center
  • Dangerous Quantities of Chocolate chart.
  • Flea & Tick Info
  • Lyme Disease Network about the tick-borne illness.
  • De-skunking Your Dog Dog have a run-in with a skunk??
  • Veterinary info for Dogs
  • Pets with Diabetes
  • Healthy Pet American Animal Hospital Association, an organization of more than 25,000 veterinary care providers
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Pet Tips from Pets in Need, lots of GREAT pet articles.
  • Your Dog's Health Informative site about diseases etc.
  • How & Where to find a Veterinarian
  • Answers To Questions About Your Dog's Health
  • Purina Dog Chow - Your dog's health
  • Monitoring a Dog's Health Who Has Kidney Stones
  • Caring for Pets with Cancer
  • Hawk's Nest -Dog's Health Includes a vaccination table.
  • Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine search engine for animal ailments.
  • Diseases Info on various dog diseases.
  • Your Dog's Health

    Pets Links for Kids:

  • AnimaLand Great site for kids, teachers, educators and parents!
  • Healthy Pet Coloring pages Mail it in and get a free sticker, plus you're entered in a contest!
  • AKC's Kids Corner
  • Kids Corner Animal Care Activity Section for children. Cages Great place to get ferret and chinchilla cages!

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