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  • July 1, 2007

    People Power: Bobbie Thompson

    Nearly 25 years ago, Bobbie Thompson read an article in the Milledgeville, Ga., newspaper about the need for volunteers at the beleaguered local humane society. Decades later, as president and board chairman of Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. (ARF), she still works for the organization without pay.

  • May 1, 2007

    And the Winner Is...

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

  • May 1, 2007

    Off Leash: Extreme Makeover

    The volunteer room in a California shelter gets a makeover'and an appearance on local TV.

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2004

    Developing Good Staff-Volunteer Relationships

    These guidelines will help you change the negative outlooks and feelings of distrust that hinder staff-volunteer relationships at many organizations.

  • January 1, 2003

    Giving Pooches the Runaround

    Faced with out-of-shape humans and shelter dogs in need of outdoor exercise, the city of Lubbock, Texas, finds a way to solve two problems with one leash. 

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2002

    The Cat Whisperer

    Greenhill Humane Society volunteer Johnnie Hillsbery doesn???t shy away from shy cats; in fact, he specializes in helping the most frightened of felines.

  • May 1, 2002

    Why Generation Y?

    As more schools integrate service-learning programs into their curricula, animal protection organizations have become a popular choice for young people seeking volunteer opportunities.

  • July 1, 2001

    Paying Homage to Will and Grace

    At a volunteer recognition dinner, the organization???s treasurer, Cynthia Bostwick of the St. Clair County Humane Society in Port Huron, Michigan, paid tribute to their efforts with this speech. 

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