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  • 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

    The Behavior Department: Dealing with a Small Problem

    Most shelters weren't built with the needs of little dogs in mind, but there are steps that staff and volunteers can take that will make the environment much better for them. One shelter director created a special area just for the little guys 'Smallville' that resulted in remarkable behavior improvements.

  • July 1, 2009

    Saving Lives in the Gulf Coast

    A groundbreaking spay/neuter initiative spells hope for homeless animals nationwide.

  • May 1, 2009

    A Big New Voice for Shelter Animals

    The Ad Council partners with The HSUS and Maddie's Fund in an unprecedented national campaign to spotlight shelter adoption.

  • May 1, 2009

    Q & A: Marketing Change

    Mike Arms draws on the experience of a nearly 40-year career in animal welfare to talk about how shelters can better promote their pets.

  • March 1, 2009

    Field Trip: Washington Animal Rescue League

    Learn about the Washington Animal Rescue League's newly renovated facility, beneficial partnerships with other animal welfare groups, bustling medical center, and more.

  • 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

    The "101" Department: Reeling in the News Media

    Looking for ways to generate media coverage of animal issues without breaking the bank? From the costumed pet contest on Halloween to the dogs walking in the Chinese New Year parade, shelters and rescue organizations can use seasonal events to create news hooks the media will find irresistible.

  • September 1, 2008

    Green's Gonna Getcha

    Choosing an environmentally friendly route for your animal shelter can offer healthier, more natural, and more cost-effective means of operation, but with potential hurdles down the road, it's wise to look both ways before going green.

  • September 1, 2008

    The "101" Department: Friends, Trolls, and Superpokes: Is Your Shelter Ready for Social Networking?

    The MySpace generation won't be young and poor forever, so now's the time to reach them where they live'online. Social networking poses some challenges, but it's an effective way for shelters to build visibility and raise money.

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