November 1, 2000
Find out how you can have your canines sittin' pretty when prospective adopters approach.
September 1, 2000
Conducting a tour of your facility is a great way to show the public just how much you do. These guidelines are geared toward a children's school-group tour, but they can be modified for adolescents, special-needs groups, or adults.
July 1, 2000
When examining creatures this small, it's all in the details. Read on to find out how you can easily tell the boys from the girls.
May 1, 2000
Here's how to care for the little whiskered fellows when they arrive at your facility.
March 1, 2000
Gerbils can be happy and healthy almost anywhere???including during their temporary stay at your shelter???provided you follow these guidelines.
January 1, 2000
Even though a good bath is one of the kindest things you can give your shelter's dogs, chances are they're not going to see it that way.
November 1, 1999
The cards clipped to dog kennels and cat cages usually include just a few descriptive words, but they could be the most important words you write all day.
September 1, 1999
Today, hamsters' friendly nature and adaptability have placed them among America's most popular small pets. To learn how to fulfill the special needs of these cuddly creatures, some of whom inevitably end up at shelters, follow these suggestions.
July 1, 1999
Like rabbits, ferrets, and other small domesticated mammals, guinea pigs require an environment and treatment distinct from dogs and cats.
May 1, 1999
Ferrets were once an uncommon sight in most animal shelters, but now many facilities have a separate cage or two set aside for these sociable creatures. Still, many animal care workers are unaware of the special needs of these domesticated weasels.