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  • January 1, 2003

    Hire Education

    By learning to screen applicants effectively through careful resume review and detailed interviews, shelter managers can avoid making bad choices and learn to select people who have what it takes to become dedicated, long-term employees. 

  • November 1, 2002

    How to Host a Volunteer Orientation

    Planning in advance will not only help you develop a great volunteer orientation, it can also head off potential tensions between staff and the volunteers you decide to take on.

  • January 1, 2002

    How to Set Up a Comfy Dog Kennel

    Here's how to provide your canine critters with the most basic of homes away from home: a cozy but no-frills stay that will help keep their bellies full, their minds active, and their bodies rested.

  • November 1, 2001

    How to Set Up a Comfy Cat Cage

    In the absence of a permanent home, a soft and stimulating cage can be enough to keep kitties content during their stay and give staff and volunteers something to purr about.

  • September 1, 2001

    How to Set Up a Visiting Room

    A friendly, welcoming visiting room can help man and critter find out if they're right for each other before rushing into a lifetime commitment; it's also a great chance to do some humane educating. 

  • September 1, 2001

    When Compassion Is in Crisis

    A psychologist and a counselor pair up to offer a traveling workshop that addresses the phenomenon of compassion fatigue and burnout. 

  • July 1, 2001

    How to Trim a Bird's Wing Feathers

    Feather trimming is a fairly simple process, but it takes precision and care.

  • July 1, 2001

    Safety Check: Tips for Avoiding Poisonous Potions

    Animal caretakers need to be aware of what chemicals commonly used in the shelter can be poisonous when mixed together.

  • May 1, 2001

    How to Clean a Dog's Ears

     Make sure your furry guests keep their ears perked up by following these simple steps.

  • March 1, 2001

    How to Teach a Dog "Down"

    Shelter dogs who know how to respond to the flick of a wrist also have a hip edge over their counterparts in pet stores. 

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