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  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • January 1, 2008

    Chocolates, Cards, Flowers and Pets, Too?

    A Valentine's-themed ad brings a record number of adoptions for the Peninsula SPCA in Newport News, Virginia.

  • 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

    The Behavior Department: Bad, Bad Cats Whatcha Gonna Do?

    A post-adoption survey helps the Animal Rescue League of Boston figure out how their adopted cats are getting on in their new homes.

  • November 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: Preventing Pooch Problems

    Trainer and behaviorist Nan Arthur explains how new dog owners can help their pooches make a less stressful transition from the shelter to the home.

  • November 1, 2007

    Wild Things: Bird Feeding in Winter

    While bird feeding may seem a simple pastime, don't be fooled: Especially during the winter months, responsible bird feeding requires more than throwing the occasional handful of millet out on the lawn.

  • September 1, 2007

    Cat Coupons and Dog Discounts

    The animal welfare field has long preached against "free to good home" newspaper ads used by backyard breeders. But what if such consumer-savvy promotions were used to advertise adoptable shelter pets?

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