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  • 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.

  • July 1, 2015

    Body Doubles

    At the Massachusetts SPCA at Nevins Farm, shy cats can relax while their photo cutouts charm potential adopters.

  • July 1, 2015

    What Goes Down ...

    Your adopters and novice foster caregivers may not be prepared for that horking sound longtime cat owners know so well. Here's what one kitty devotee learned when he explored the world of cat vomit.

  • July 1, 2015

    Acts of Providence

    Through the Pets for Life approach, the Providence Animal Rescue League brings warmth to the streets.

  • July 1, 2015

    Southern Success

    Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Mississippi has modest resources and a huge service area. (sound familiar?) But by reaching out to its community with a diverse range of programs and improvements, the shelter has created a culture of adoption that's sent intakes plummeting and live releases soaring.

  • May 1, 2015

    Bad to the Bone

    A clever blog, YouTube video and graphics spoofing creepy TV shows and horror movies brought Eddie the Terrible worldwide attention--and eventually a loving home.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2014

    Cat's in the Bag

    Mark Kumpf of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center in Ohio ran a Black Friday promotion that skyrocketed adoption rates.

  • November 1, 2014

    Shelter Pet Project Prompts Bear Adoption

    Vicki Hildreth and her husband Steve found their senior dog through The Shelter Pet Project.

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