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Adoptions

While we work hard to drive people to adopt, the majority of pets still come from other sources. Here you'll find the tools you need to attract more pet adopters, find new audiences for pet adoptions and create successful adoption experiences.

  • Adopters Welcome manual

    Adopters Welcome highlights an approach to adoptions that embraces community members, encourages them to adopt, and helps them and their pets succeed. The approach also acknowledges the connection among all local adoption agencies and the impact adoptions, or lack of adoptions, can have on all of the animals in a community.

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    Operation Hero-Animal Bond

    Vietnam veteran with cat

    A new partnership between the Humane Society of the United States and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that will connect qualified veterans with adoptable shelter pets, to the benefit of both.

    What is Operation Hero-Animal Bond?

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  • Magazine Article

    A special kind of service

    Maggie May was adopted from Blue Mountain Humane Society.

    Nonprofit helps match veterans and service members with shelter animals

    Pets for Patriots matches veterans with overlooked shelter pets.

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  • Blog Post

    Why we should celebrate adopted pets online

    The power of social media still moves people (and can help you place homeless animals!)

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could help get more pets adopted—without spending any money or even getting up from your chair? And have fun while you’re doing it? 

    On Thursday, Dec. 7, you’ll have the chance to do just that, when you join The Shelter Pet Project for its Eighth Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day.

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