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  • September 1, 2009

    Off Leash: Putting the 'Fun' in Fundraiser

    In tough economic times, it's more important than ever for shelters to keep the money coming in. One strategy is to kick the creativity level up a notch. Here's a smattering of the wacky and wonderful events that shelters have devised to beat those recession blues.

  • September 1, 2009

    Don't Forget About Us

    Shelter staffs use special events, savvy marketing, and social networking to promote small-animal adoption.

  • July 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: Making the Most of the Dog Days of Summer

    Find out how a Michigan shelter tees up a profitable annual golf outing fundraiser.

  • May 1, 2009

    Creature Feature: Too Cute for the Room?

    Chinchillas are insanely cute'and that can prove to be a problem if infatuated new owners fail to research the exotic rodents' substantial care needs. Learn what's out and what's in when it comes to advising someone on adopting a chin.

  • May 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: The Art of the Matter

    California fundraiser aims to grow a more humane community.

  • March 1, 2009

    Nominate a Dog for a Valor Award

    Did a dog from your shelter act heroically to save a person in need? Have you heard about a dog who gallantly rose to action in the face of danger? Help us recognize these courageous canines by nominating a heroic dog for a Dog of Valor Award.

  • March 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: Cruising Cockers

    A cocker spaniel rescue group finds its annual "canine cruise" to be a successful fundraiser that is easy to plan and boosts the morale of the organization's volunteers.

  • January 1, 2009

    The Quest for Bequests

    Asking donors to consider including your organization in their wills doesn't have to be awkward; many seniors are eager to leave a legacy. But broaching a subject that inherently involves the contemplation of mortality must be done with tact and professionalism.

  • January 1, 2009

    Show Me the Money: Pinups Pose for Pit Bulls

    The Pinups for Pitbulls calendar, which features corseted women and their pit bulls in poses reminiscent of those iconic pinups plastered in World War II army barracks, raised $10,000 in 2008 for small rescue organizations around the country.

  • 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.

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