Chew On This

Innovative solutions and ideas for pet fostering, adoption, shelter medicine, tips on sharing your life with adopted pets, stories about how pets make our lives better and happier - can you think of anything better to chew on?

Scroll for more

New partnership making 1 million a modest ambition for shelter cats

B.J. Rogers is vice-president of ProLearning for the ASPCA. Earlier this year he wrote a post about the power of working together—and about collaboration as a key to increased impact. In this guest post, he’s sharing news of a brand-new partnership whose aim is just that. Nothing like getting to walk the walk! In an… Learn More

Embracing kennel enrichment at your shelter can save lives

Could something as simple as enrichment in a dog’s kennel or run play a key role in saving more lives? Absolutely, says Kristen Auerbach, Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center. In her guest blog post, Auerbach shares the power of kennel enrichment in reducing kennel stress and improving quality of life for dogs, and how… Learn More

#MaddieMonday: Pet store puppies, shy foster dogs, a lifesaving revolution for dogs with behavior challenges, and more!

Happy #MaddieMonday! It’s a new week, a new month, and a new feature! Just in case you missed it, here’s a round-up of what happened last week: Stressing enrichment at Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center February Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program foster care apprentice Lindsey Huffman is in the news today for her shelter’s enrichment program and… Learn More

Setting a shy dog up for success

How do you approach your shy foster dog for the first time? And how can you prepare your family for when you bring the dog home? Knowing how to handle these situations can go a long way toward setting your foster dog up for success — and that’s exactly what you’ll learn in our new… Learn More

kitten in towel

How to give an orphaned kitten a bath

If you’ve ever raised an orphaned kitten, you know that they often get as much food on them as in them. What’s more, without their mother’s raspy and ever-ready tongue, they can get covered with stool very quickly. It’s best to spot clean kittens whenever possible, although there will be times that a full bath… Learn More

Showing Page 2 of 73