May 17, 2012
This site helps you deal with job-related stress. Here, you will find self-help and support to overcome stress in a range of situations. Most of the resources are free.
May 16, 2012
PetSmart Charities offers free webinars on a variety of topics. View this recorded webinar to learn how to recognize and manage burnout in your organization.
September 1, 2010
In your space, you told us about a time when you decided to stop working in the animal sheltering and rescue field, the reasons you wanted to leave-and what brought you back.
March 1, 2010
In your space, you told us about the times you've come close to losing your cool with a frustrating member of the public, but managed to save a difficult situation by staying calm and polite.
January 1, 2010
A survey of animal shelter employees from 62 shelters in the United States identified coping strategies that euthanasia technicians recommend for dealing with euthanasia-related strain.
November 1, 2009
Shelter staff experience a stressor that those in other helping professions do not: Some are asked to end the lives of the very creatures they have saved and nurtured. It's little wonder that the stress can reach a boiling point'but there are ways to cope.
May 1, 2008
While shelter work can provide trainers great personal satisfaction and a sense of purpose, it can also be a huge source of stress.
January 1, 2008
A recent study gathers stress-reduction ideas from those in the most difficult jobs.
November 1, 2007
A recent study examines the effects of euthanasia and human resource practices on employee turnover in animal shelters.
September 1, 2007
Interactions between the adoption counselor and the potential adopter are always charged with uncertainty. We present essays from both sides of the counter.