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After huge success with Thanksgiving dog fostering, Ohio animal shelter is ready to do it again for Christmas and New Year!

What do you do when your shelter offers short-term “holiday” dog-fostering over Thanksgiving, and nearly half of those dogs fostered get adopted… including seniors, a shy dog and other long-term residents? If you’re the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) in Ohio, you start gearing up for the #FalalaFoster season, of course! “Seeing pictures of an… Learn More

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Eighth Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day: Get pets adopted by joining a party!

Getting more pets adopted can be more fun than anything else you can do from your chair — and today, we’re proving it! Today, Thursday, December 7, is the The Shelter Pet Project‘s Eighth Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. Originally designated “Shelter Pets Take Over Facebook Day,” its goal was to encourage people to share… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: A visit to the Austin Pets Alive! Kitten Nursery

Right next to the phrase “feel good” in the dictionary is a picture of a kitten. Knowing that, it wouldn’t be right not to share this video with you. It’s about the Kitten Lady’s visit to the Austin Pets Alive! Kitten Nursery, and it’s as sweet and inspiring as you’d expect any kitten video to… Learn More

Flash Classes are at your fingertips for the #FalalaFoster season!

It’s time to deck the halls and #FalalaFoster this season! If you’re like us, you’re delighted to see that holiday fostering has increased over the recent years. In fact, the Today Show recently shared an article highlighting Thanksgiving fostering and our very own Dr. Sheila D’Arpino shared some of the benefits. Our paws are crossed… Learn More

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It’s a new era on Facebook; is your animal organization ready?

It’s not your imagination: Facebook is getting tougher for animal welfare organizations, nonprofits, and anyone else who operates a Facebook page. While over the last several years Facebook has emerged as a vibrant platform for promoting pet adoption and reuniting lost pets with their people, recent and long-term changes on the service are making it… Learn More

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