American Kennel Club (AKC)

The American Kennel Club (AKC) is a registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States.   Beyond maintaining its pedigree registry, this kennel club also promotes and sanctions events for purebred dogs.

Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA)

The OFA is a non-profit organization that is the primary registry for certifying hips, elbows, thyroid, eyes and a variety of other problems.  If you are considering purchasing a puppy in the future, please be sure to visit this website.


If you are looking to attend a dog show but don't know what shows are coming up, this is the place to look.  It has a listing of all the local dog shows.

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.  The website contains information on how to choose a trainer and it also has a search feature so you can locate trainers in your area.

Animal Shelters/ Rescue

Then Mensona Kennel Club supports the adoption of pets from shelters and other rescue organizations.  Please support the rescue organizations in your area.
A lot of rescue opportunities exist.  For example, did you know that all parent clubs of the 156 AKC recognized breeds each have a rescue organization?  If you are looking for a particular breed to rescue and can't find it at the local shelters, please contact our breeder referral person at the Mensona Kennel Club They will put you in contact with the rescue organization of the breed you are looking for.
If you are a rescue organization in the bay area and wish to be added to the list, please contact Mensona Kennel Club.
Sonoma County Animal Shelter
Humane Society of Sonoma County
Rohnert Park Animal Shelter
American Kennel Club - Breed Rescue

Other Links

National Animal Interest Alliance