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Rehoming animals can be the most rewarding aspect of animal protection work. We offer ideas, resources and information on how to find more homes for more animals.

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  • Let's Have a Party

    The Humane Society of Charlotte’s annual Adopt-a-Bull event gives the organization a chance to celebrate and showcase the many charms of pit bulls and pit mixes.

  • Mouthpieces: Stereotypes Are the Pits

    This Mouthpieces poster urges potential adopters to look beyond the negative stereotypes about pit bulls.

  • Getting Black (and Mostly Black) Cats Adopted

    Looking to improve your luck in adopting out black cats? Try these creatively-themed events, cat-chy strategies, and reduced adoption fees to get your delightfully dark kitties noticed!

  • Establishing Your Bona Fidos

    Shelters and rescues sometimes view each other with a degree of suspicion. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We explore the source of the problems—and ways that rescue groups can get past them to prove that they’ll be great allies.

  • When Size Matters

    "Mega" adoption events are helping shelters and rescue groups around the country move hundreds of adoptable animals into new homes. Learn how they’re doing it, and how you can get in on the fun.

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  • The Shelter Pet Project Social Media

    The Shelter Pet Project is the first national campaign created to unify large animal welfare organizations with shelters across the country for one specific goal – to increase pet adoption. In partnership with Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council, The HSUS is happy to launch the latest creative media designed to help you solicit more adopters and save more lives! It’s no news to you, but we want everyone to know that there is an amazing shelter pet ready and waiting to meet them at their local shelter.

  • The Shelter Pet Project

    The Shelter Pet Project is an unprecedented three-year media campaign aimed at boosting pet adoptions nationwide. A collaborative effort by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund, and the Ad Council, in partnership with the entire animal welfare community, The Shelter Pet Project has the potental to change the lives of millions of animals.

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  • PetSmart Charities Report on Adoption Forum II

    In 2003, leaders from the animal sheltering community came together to discuss the latest trends in shelter adoption policy.

  • ASPCA Pro - Creating a Distribution Network for Shelter Animals

    The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a public-private partnership between the City of New York and over 140 shelter and rescue groups, created a transfer program to help Animal Care & Control (AC&C) get their animals face-to-face with as many potential adopters as possible.

  • National Federation of Humane Societies

    The National Federation of Humane Societies (NFHS) has identified animal transfer programs as one of the key strategies to achieving its 2020 Vision to find a home for every healthy and treatable animal on a nationwide basis by the year 2020.

  • Best Friends - FIV Information and Fact Sheet

    Give your adopters the straight facts on FIV -- download this FIV fact sheet from Best Friends Animal Society to hand out to them.

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