This is a guest post from Kristen Auerbach, Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center.
I’ve had the opportunity to travel to dozens of shelters around the country, and one of the most consistently troubling things I see is the common practice of severely restricting and prohibiting enrichment items, like toys and treats, in kennels. But, I think it’s time to loosen the reins on what we allow shelter dogs to have in their kennels. (more…)
If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you think we have a lot of great information for shelters and rescues. And we not-so-humbly admit that YES! We do have loads of great information to give you.
It’s one thing to read our literature, peruse our blogs, and chat with us on social media, but it’s a whole other level of learning when you get to work with us in person. That’s why we’re offering two free shelter workshops at our farm in New York this year. One from June 5 – 8 and the other from September 11– 15. (more…)
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but it’s not too late to put together a swoon-worthy promotion that will bring your community to your shelter.
Here are three great ideas to get people to go gaga over the dogs in your care: (more…)
As you know (because we won’t stop talking about it), visually identifying a dog is not an accurate way of determining a dog’s breed. Not only that, people make assumptions about a dog based on the labels we give them. While breed traits do exist, they are only part of what makes up a whole dog.
The winter holidays provide lots of opportunities for shelters to get creative with their adoption marketing. If you’re having trouble brainstorming some ideas, don’t worry! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite holiday promotion ideas to help your shelter’s dogs find homes this season. (more…)