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Animal shelters can be a stressful environment for companion animals. Stress compromises immunity and normal behavior, so learn how to combat and reduce stress to increase the welfare of your shelter.

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  • Minding Their Manners

    Professional dog trainer and Pets for Life consultant Kate Jackson shares her technique for teaching dogs to sit and wait patiently when someone approaches to open their cage door.

  • A Trip to Hamsterdam

    Here are some tips for housing hamsters and keeping them happy and healthy while in your care. The information provided can serve as a great resource for your adopters, too!

  • Helping Hounds

    In some areas of the country, animal shelters take in more stray hunting hounds than pit bulls. Often undernourished and unsocialized, hunting dogs pose unique challenges for shelters. Here are some tips for meeting their needs and getting them into happy homes.

  • The Beakly Standard

    This rundown of bird care basics offers valuable information to shelters who find themselves caring for feathered friends in need of a loving home.

  • The "101" Department: All Together Now

    Done properly, group housing can produce happier cats, delighted visitors, and more adoptions. Learn what you need to know before you start your own colony room.

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