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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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  • Home Sweet Rehome

    Rehoming programs have a simple premise—help people find new homes for pets they can’t keep, without them ever stepping foot in a shelter. By trusting people and providing owners with some tools for the process, shelters can ease their own burden, give owners more control over their pets’ fates and help animals transition into happy new homes.

  • Here Comes Santa Paws

    The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society delivers pets for Christmas, generating goodwill and boosting free publicity.

  • Unforgettable: She Longed to Be … Part of Their World

    Long-lost cat siblings Ariel and Sebastian have a Disneyesque happy ending.

  • Beyond Politics

    With the help of local politicians, waiving adoption fees helps California shelters spur adoptions and boost staff morale.

  • Sleep on It

    The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA helps potential adopters find the right match with their Slumber Parties program.

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Policies & Programs

  • 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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