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Animal shelters have come a long way since the days of "Lady and the Tramp"-type pounds and that's largely due to the advancements being made to help train and educate shelter directors and their staff. Learn how to help your career and benefit the animals you care for with specialized training geared towards the animal welfare professional.

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  • The Evolution of a Field and a Magazine

    Animal Sheltering turns 35 this year, and to celebrate, we talked to shelter veterans to find how out they started, what changes they’ve witnessed, and what advice they’d offer newcomers in the field of animal welfare.

  • The ASV Guidelines In Real Life: Staff Training Saves Lives

    Proper staff training in the shelter is a necessity for both newcomers and seasoned workers in order to ensure humane animal care as well as public and staff safety—but how do you provide the needed resources for your staff?

  • Rising to the Top

    If you aspire to be president and CEO of an animal welfare organization, don't miss out on these expert tips for attaining your dream job.

  • Creating a Career Ladder Through Certification

    If you're looking toward a long career in animal welfare, earning the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) designation can give you a valuable boost up the career ladder.

  • A New Vision from SAWA

    SAWA has a new look, an updated vision, and a new department in Animal Sheltering magazine to help you save lives and build animal-friendly communities.

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  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers

    The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.

  • American College of Animal Welfare

    The American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW) is now an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization.

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