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From barking dogs to couch-clawing cats, behavior is a big reason that pets are surrendered. Learn how to keep pets in their homes and make those in the shelter more adoptable.

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  • Unforgettable: Hail Cesar (and Gris)

    Dog training the Pets for Life way.

  • Decoding Dog Play

    Learning to read the signs of dog-to-dog interaction help shelters and rescues make more responsible placements.

  • A Fresh Start for Cats

    The Fresh Start program at the Animal Humane Society in Minnesota gives friendly, healthy cats who struggle with litter box issues a second chance at finding a home.

  • Fetching the Perfect Trainer

    If your shelter allows pet care and service professionals like dog trainers to put their business cards at the front desk, your organization could be seen as recommending that person or service—whether you mean to or not.

  • The Courageous, the Polite, the Einsteins

    East Bay SPCA in California launched a canine behavior modification pilot program that trains volunteers to help its shelter dogs overcome behavioral issues that might otherwise keep them from finding new homes.

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Policies & Programs

  • Pet Help Partners

    Pet Help Partners starter page

  • Pets for Life

    The HSUS Pets for Life program has one very ambitious goal: to keep pets and their people together. Pets for Life recognizes that one of the greatest threats to pets is a lack of understanding on the part of caregivers along with a lack of awareness of available resources.

  • Pet Help Partners

    PHP Success Stories - Keeping Pets and People Together

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