|For Shelters &
|Labels & Language|
|For Dog Owners|
Supporting dogs in the shelter environment, from intake and kennel enrichment to adoptions and new owner support, is no small challenge. Our resources are designed to support your work as a shelter employee, volunteer, or board member.
We encourage you to explore each section in depth.
Adoption Best Practices: A guide to better adoption policies and procedures, including tips for adoption counseling and liability concerns.
Marketing Best Practices: Grab the attention of potential adopters with these marketing and advertising tools.
Labels and Language: Research that explores the validity of visual breed identification and the implications of labels and language on “pit bull” dogs.
Dog Training: Comprehensive, step by step, instructions for basic dog training, including how dogs learn and the tools to use.
Kennel Enrichment: Help lower stress levels and keep the dogs in your care happy, healthy, and sound with a kennel enrichment program.
Each section offers handouts, videos, and downloadable e-booklets for easy learning and sharing. All of our handouts are available for distribution. Please feel free to utilize them in your shelters or at public events.
Looking for posters and other marketing materials? Please see our FREE STUFF FOR SHELTERS section!
Are you a shelter employee looking for an intensive learning experience? Please visit our Internships page for more information on our free, week long working internships.
Looking for funding for your innovative programs? Please visit our Grants page for more information on our awards.