Pet Related and Veterinary Links

Local Pet Grooming (Murphy, NC Area):

  • All Creatures Short & Tall – Murphy NC / Peachtree 828-837-4390
  • Green Paws Grooming – Murphy NC   828-835-7297

Local Pet Grooming and Boarding Facilities (Murphy, NC Area):

  • Furry Friends – Murphy, NC 828-837-8198
  • Loving Care Pet Grooming – Murphy, NC  828-557-5898
  • Doggiee Doos – Hayesville NC  828-389-2222

Cat Boarding (Murphy, NC Area):

  • Cats Rule – Murphy, NC  828-837-4746

Local Pet Sitters  (Murphy, NC Area):

  • Scott Gunnels – Murphy, NC 828-361-3534
  • Eileen Lave – Murphy, NC 828-835- 6226
  • Kitty Kompanion – Murphy, NC 828-557-4162

General Care:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center – Your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

American Veterinary Medical Association Care for Pets – It’s more fun than ever to learn about pets and the people who care for them!

North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) – The NCVMA is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine.

AVMA Animal Food Recall and Alert – This information is based on reports and alerts received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or manufacturers

Pet Health 101 – Get the answers you need for your pet’s health questions

HomeAgain® – Pet microchip experts helping lost pets find their way home. – Here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.


Dog Channel – The website for dog lovers


Cat Channel – The website for cat lovers


Pro Plan Pet Food


CareCredit® – The payment option for Healtcare Services for You and your Pet

Professional Pet Photography Services

Lara Solomon is an internationally recognized Los Angeles-based photographer. Her trademark straight-shooter approach is most authentic. “I don’t feel like I capture anything in particular but rather a moment, and that is what is real to me,” she says. See her photography at

Pet and Animal Books

Beemer's Adventures by Jane HembreeDoctor Van Horn’s sister, Jane Hembree, it writing a series of children’s’ books. The first is Beemer’s Adventures. “Beemer is a seven week old yellow lab puppy when he comes to live with his human family. Beemer is very excited to see his first snow and to meet his new friends, Baby the Lamb and Slow Poke the turtle. Beemer grows into a BIG brother for his friends. Come and join them as they have adventures together.” You can purchase Beemer’s Adventures by Jane Hembree at Here.