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  • September 1, 2015

    Beyond Politics

    With the help of local politicians, waiving adoption fees helps California shelters spur adoptions and boost staff morale.

  • September 1, 2015

    Sleep on It

    The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA helps potential adopters find the right match with their Slumber Parties program.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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?

  • November 1, 2014

    I Can Haz Adopter?

    Staff and volunteers at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Virginia have become experts in meme-ography and they're sharing all their best tips.

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