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  • 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.

  • January 1, 2014

    Going the Extra Smile

    Interview with Kirt Manecke, author of "Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service", aiming to give shelters and other nonprofits a crash course in people-pleasing.

  • September 1, 2013

    Service with a Smile

    Customer service matters. As rescuers, it’s easy to forget that in order to help our organizations grow and be able to place more animals, we have to take care of people, too.

  • May 1, 2013

    The Placement Conundrum

    In this article, we explore adoption policies, and what we in the rescue community can do to ease the adoption process while continuing to place animals into safe and permanent homes.

  • November 1, 2012

    Sample: Nevada Humane Society - Animal Help Desk Caseworker Handbook

    Clients ask your front desk staff for help with many different issues, from behavioral problems to rehoming animals. Use this sample helpdesk handbook from Nevada Humane to help your staff be ready to assist!

  • September 1, 2012

    What Now?

    When people relinquish a pet, they often ask what will happen to the animal. Here is a thoughtful look at how shelter staff might answer questions about the fate of surrendered animals and possibly prevent those animals from being relinquished.

  • July 9, 2012

    ASPCA Pro - Meet the Adopters Workshop

    The Meet the Adopters workshop helps those who work in shelters, rescues, and animal controls to increase animal adoptions and improve their quality.

  • July 1, 2012

    Mouthpieces: Your Smile Could Save a Life

    This Mouthpieces poster is designed to remind your staff how important it is to provide good customer service to shelter visitors.

  • July 1, 2012

    Cats are from Mars?

    Jackson Galaxy set out to be a musician, but wound up a cat behavior guru and the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. The patron saint of conflicted cats discusses his career and shares his insights into the workings of the feline mind.

  • June 8, 2012

    Maddie's Fund and Petfinder - Customer Service Do's and Don'ts, Part II

    Maddie's Fund and Petfinder.com teamed up on a Customer Service Awards Program to provide cash and local publicity for groups with good customer service. See what happened when "Secret Adopters" emailed, called and visited shelters and rescues.

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