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  • September 1, 2007

    Judgment Calls

    Interactions between the adoption counselor and the potential adopter are always charged with uncertainty. We present essays from both sides of the counter.

  • September 1, 2007

    How Healthy Is Your Shelter?

    Giving your shelter a "checkup" using the Shelter Diagnostic System can lead to improved organizational health and, ultimately, better care for the animals in your charge.

  • September 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: Helping the Scaredycats

    Give cats a chance in their new homes by preparing adopters for reclusive getting-to-know-you behaviors.

  • July 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: In the House

    The Kentucky Humane Society brings behavior help to where the problems occur: the homes of pet owners.

  • May 1, 2007

    And the Winner Is...

    An awards ceremony honors animal welfare professionals in the Washington, D.C., area.

  • May 1, 2007

    Coffee Break: How Do You Cope with Burnout?

    When your work becomes overwhelming and you start to burn out, how do you regain a positive attitude and find the strength to continue? That's the question we asked, and you responded with all sorts of mood-improving methods'from seeing friends to reading a good book to spending time with animals.

  • March 1, 2007

    People Power: Kevin Simpson

    Kevin Simpson, the first ever Director of Animal Behavior and Training at his shelter, offers the scoop on his background, program goals, and invention of Crazy Tubes.

  • March 1, 2007

    The Behavior Department: The Basics of Shelter Dog Training

    Mychelle Blake discusses the benefits of training and socialization for shelter dogs and outlines the training methods that have worked best in her sessions with volunteers.

  • September 1, 2006

    Introductions, Please: Helping Foster Dogs Adjust to Temporary Homes

    Fostering dogs can be a rewarding experience or a disastrous one. It all depends on how well you prepare.

  • September 1, 2006

    Assessing Stress: Animal Workers and the Emotional Toll of Euthanasia

    A recent study explores euthanasia-related stress, including the variables that enable certain people to remain in the field for years while others burn out quickly.

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