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  • November 1, 2015

    Home Sweet Rehome

    Rehoming programs have a simple premise—help people find new homes for pets they can’t keep, without them ever stepping foot in a shelter. By trusting people and providing owners with some tools for the process, shelters can ease their own burden, give owners more control over their pets’ fates and help animals transition into happy new homes.

  • September 1, 2015

    Finding Common Ground

    “No-kill” seems like a definitive label, but is it really that clear-cut? Britney Wallesch, executive director of Black Dog Animal Rescue, reflects on how an experience with one dog changed her thinking on the term. In the large gray area of animal rescue, she writes, shelters and rescue groups need to put aside labels and judgments and unite for their common goals.

  • July 1, 2015

    Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself (and Your Work)

    The Human Animal session at Animal Care Expo gave some shelter leaders time on the couch with a "therapist" to explore judgements they'd made in the past, and how judgements may be hurting our communities now.

  • May 1, 2015

    You're in the Lifesaving Business

    A rescue volunteer with a business background shares some best practices that also apply to the world of animal rescue, and describes how to bring a more professional approach to your group’s operations.

  • May 1, 2015

    Loss Prevention

    A high-intake municipal shelter in South Los Angeles starts a pilot program that results in impressive numbers, spurring the creation of similar programs across the city and the interest o rescue groups across the country

  • January 1, 2015

    Who Let the Dogs Out?

    Todd Cramer of PetSmart Charities urges shelters to skip the rigid adoption criteria, focusing instead on a conversation to determine how a potential match might work.

  • January 1, 2015

    The Third Degree

    Even the most well-meaning staff can sometimes come across more like interrogators than partners when speaking with would-be adopter. Is your adoption form turning up the heat on qualified candidates?

  • September 1, 2014

    Expecting the Unexpected

    Not everyone has a disaster plan in place. Learn how you can prepare to keep your animals one step ahead of trouble.

  • September 1, 2014

    From Chained to Cherished

    Washington Animal Rescue Leage in Maryland provides rehab and loving homes for dogfighting victims.

  • July 1, 2014

    Interview Confidential

    Tips for job-seekers about what makes a candidate stand out and tips for those hiring about how to find the right staff.

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