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How to clean and disinfect pet foster homes

Your foster caregivers provide a warm and safe place for their foster pets, but do they know how to properly clean and disinfect their homes? This is especially important when there is a sick foster in the house. Everything from how to clean, why, when and supplies needed are discussed in this 17-minute Flash Class,… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Major league pet adoption PSA

So, do you want to have goosebumps to get your weekend off to a good start? Don’t worry, we don’t plan to scare you. We’re just going to show you this beautiful PSA about a major league baseball player, a shelter dog who could detect his adopter’s seizures and ended up saving her life, and… Learn More


Innovative foster care for the win with Innovation Grants!

We can’t get ready for the next round of Innovation Grants without giving big congratulations to the grantees from last round, can we? Of course not! So, please join us in congratulating the 116 Innovation Grant recipients from April 2018! “The category was Innovative Foster Care, and we were thrilled to see so many organizations… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Good doggo shows us all how to chill

Hot enough for you? Much of the country’s been sweltering, so we thought this dog who has the “chill” thing all figured out would be a helpful role model for us all. Not that we all have access to such a dog-friendly fountain, but asthetics aside, we suspect a good old sprinkler would probably work… Learn More

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How one animal organization uses Trello for dog foster management

Austin Pets Alive! was putting in a lot of work each day to let its foster dog network know about its pups that need temporary homes. The rescue organization would send out daily foster pleas to roughly 2,000 recipients. With 300 to 400 dogs needing foster care at any given time, the group was sending 12… Learn More

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5 ways to start and grow your animal organization’s mailing list

As animal organizations struggle with Facebook’s increasingly restrictive algorithm, the need to make sure all your eggs aren’t in Facebook’s basket becomes more obvious. One of the often-neglected but best ways to accomplish that is by building and growing your own direct email capability — but how can you do that? While it’s been easy… Learn More

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