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How do you promote a healthy work environment and navigate around the common issues that can cause staff to lose focus and work productivity? Read on for tips from shelters dealing with this issue on a daily basis, just like you.

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  • Keeping Your Hero Afloat

    Understanding the body's response to stress can help you keep your cool in the face of the multiple and difficult challenges you face on the job.

  • The People's Power

    Shelters are rightly centered on caring for their animals. But according to Steven Rogelberg, who heads the Shelter Diagnostic System, if you want your organization to be more effective, you have to bring the staff needs into focus as well.

  • The "101" Department: Finding the Alpha Dog

    Experts in the field offer tips on how to land a great executive director for your animal shelter.

  • 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.

  • Q & A: Success in South Florida

    Veterinarian Sara Pizano faced daunting challenges when she took over as head of Miami-Dade Animal Services in 2005, such as no pain medications and a very high infectious disease and mortality rate. Within five years, she and her staff turned it around, winning major awards from the Florida Animal Control Association. How did she do it?

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  • General Staffing Recommendations for Kennel Caretaking

    The HSUS estimated minimum staffing formula for kennel caretaking only.

  • Shelter Diagnostic System

    This is an assessment tool designed to help private and public animal shelters run better by surveying employees and making specific recommendations based on survey results.

  • Shelter Services

    The HSUS's Shelter Services program helps shelters acquire the tools they need to ensure long-term organizational stability and success in the dynamic environment of animal welfare. No matter the size or issues facing your organization, Shelter Services is here to help.

  • Everyone Ready®

    This program of Energize, Inc. is offered to animal protection groups free of charge. This training resource offers monthly webinars or self-paced instruction guides in a variety of topics throughout the year, including access to trainers and an immense archive of materials on each subject.

  • Shelter Partners

    Shelter Partners is designed to provide participating shelters with savings on products and services, discounts on HSUS publications, training events, and more.

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