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  • November 1, 2008

    PetSmart and Lollypop Look Out for the Little Guys

    Through a unique arrangement with Lollypop Farm, the PetSmart store in Henrietta, N.Y., is the only location in the country adopting, but not selling, such little critters as hamsters, guinea pigs, and birds.

  • September 1, 2008

    Buddying Up

    In Edmonton, house-soiling cats are given a second chance and becoming farmers' friends through the Barn Buddies program.

  • July 1, 2008

    Animal Shelters Benefit from the Oprah Effect

    In the wake of Oprah Winfrey's show on puppy mills, adoption numbers spike in shelters across the country.

  • May 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Getting to Know You

    Creating a good cage card can be a critical tool for keeping track of the animals in your care and helping potential adopters to find their furry soulmate.

  • March 1, 2008

    Wild Things: Raccoons in Chimneys

    Here are some simple suggestions to pass along to anxious homeowners who light up your switchboard with "raccoon in chimney" calls when spring arrives.

  • March 1, 2008

    Opening Up

    Inspired by a collection of essays in Animal Sheltering, a shelter staffer shares her organization's evolving perspective on adoptions.

  • March 1, 2008

    What Happens After "Happily Ever After"?

    The Michigan Humane Society tracks animals beyond their fairytale endings, making for more successful matches, happier adopters, and more confident staff.

  • March 1, 2008

    The Behavior Department: What Placement Groups Say'and What Adopters Hear

    New adopters don't always understand the jargon counselors use when describing a dog's personality and behavior issues. Here's how to make sure your messages don't get lost in translation.

  • January 1, 2008

    Off Leash: Negligent Pet Owners Get a Frosty Reception

    Winter brings frozen water bowls to Carroll County, Md., but now when animal control officers talk to negligent pet owners, they have science on their side.

  • January 1, 2008

    Wild Things: Groundhogs

    Our wildlife expert provides tips on how to protect your garden from hungry groundhogs and coexist peacefully with these creatures.

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