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Increase Adoptions

While we work hard to drive people to adopt, the majority of pets still come from other sources. We’re giving shelters and rescue groups the tools they need to attract more pet adopters, find new audiences for pet adoptions and create successful adoption experiences. Through welcoming adopters, we aim to find every homeless pet a happy, healthy new home.

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Is a foster home really optimal to a shelter?

While there are animals who benefit from a foster home, could there be just as many benefits for an animal in a well-run animal shelter?

“I wish he/she could go to a foster home rather than a shelter.” I hear this often from fellow animal care professionals and volunteers in my work with nearly 300 shelters and rescues nationwide to place victims of cruelty and neglect from HSUS and HSI cases. While there are animals who certainly benefit from a foster home environment, I believe there are just as many benefits for an animal in a well-run animal shelter.

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    Birdies, eagles, cats and dogs

    After adopting her dog Fitz, golfer Cindy LaCrosse decided to help other shelter and rescue animals.

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    A pro golfer scores a hole in one for shelters.

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