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Britannica School
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject--for all grades Pre-K-12 and all reading abilities--offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases--Elementary, Middle, or High. Virtual Tour   

Consumer Reports provides buying advice, product ratings, product reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos.  Categories of products include appliances, automobiles, babies and kids, electronics, health information, home & garden, and money/personal finance.​

General Onefile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Education titles include American Education, Childhood Education, Education and Higher Education. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.  Virtual Tour



American Kennel Club
Offers information on dog breeds, competition events, club search for training and services, dog ownership and registration.

Animal Planet
Learn more about pets (with a focus on cats & dogs) with videos and articles.

Pet Care
Includes sections on animal health, pet loss, buying a pet, animal safety and veterinarian information. Maintained by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Pet Health: MedlinePlus
Contains information related to treatment, health prevention, therapies, news & journal articles and more.

International Cat Association
Information on different cat breeds, cat health, shows and adoption.

Learn about different types and breeds of pets and how to choose the right pet for you. Then search for adoptable pets in your area.

Selecting Safe Pets for Kids
Information from kidshealth.org 

Veterinarian approved information on pet health and care. 


Community and Local Links

Visitors can enjoy a picturesque view of Buffalo’s waterfront and skyline, while dogs can run free within over 70,000 square feet of fully fenced off-leash area. Small dogs can enjoy their own separate area—all day, every day! The Barkyard is handicap-accessible, and features a double-gated sally port, lighting, running water, as well as seating and shelter.

Buffalo C.A.R.E.S.
All breed, volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit, incorporated organization dedicated primarily, but not limited to, the facilitation of placement of homeless animals in Buffalo, NY & surrounding area shelters.

Buffalo Paws and Claws
Foster based animal rescue and shelter who's mission is to provide a comfortable home for all domesticated pets. 

City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
General information, adoptable pets, adoption forms and policies, and the Paw Print newsletter.

Animal rescue and adoption team - all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill organization whose main objective is to alleviate the suffering of neglected, injured, orphaned, sick or abused animals in Western New York. Search for adoptable pets.

Pets Alive (formerly Buffalo Humane)
Helping one animal at a time. Contains a list of area adoption organizations.

Pets and Animals in WNY
Internet Guide to pet related websites in Western New York, including veterinarians, training and obedience, supplies, rescue and more.

SPCA Serving Erie County
Information on adoptions, rescues, training and education programs.


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