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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?

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#FeelGoodFriday: Golf cart transports fearful dog to happiness!

Sometimes a golf cart is just a golf cart. And sometimes it’s a terrified dog’s ticket to ride. When Daphne came to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, she was scared of everything. She was frightened of people, and wanted to hide all the time. But one day, her caregiver, John Sibley, encouraged her to jump up… Learn More

We heard it at Expo: Speed dating with animal experts, innovation grants and more!

Wednesday and Thursday at Animal Care Expo were full of learning, winning and… dating? That’s right; this year’s Maddie’s Fund session brought together 25 experts who had three-minute “speed dates” with attendees in groups of three and four, sharing tips and ideas for overcoming obstacles to lifesaving, and learning from each other. Our team also… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: See a giant litter box get shelter cats adopted

The whole premise of our funded Shelter Pet Project is that adoption is fun and rewarding as well as lifesaving. So what better topic to include on #FeelGoodFriday? This public service ad, created pro bono for the Ad Council’s campaign promoting pet adoption, is one of the most popular PSAs in the campaign’s history. After… Learn More

Up your animal organization’s social media game with free guides from Nonprofit Technology Network

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has teamed up with nonprofit social media expert Debra Askanase to develop three free workbooks designed to help mission-driven organizations develop and implement a social media program for their organization. Askanase is the founder of digital consulting firm Community Organizer 2.0, specializing in online strategy and digital engagement for mission-driven… Learn More

Using foster care to increase lifesaving in large dogs

Can you place medium and large dogs with behavioral problems in foster homes and see their behavior improve? Can those dogs eventually be adopted into permanent homes? And can all of that be done safely? Those were the objectives of a 22-month long study conducted by Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Virginia. The result? A… Learn More

When a dog loves you, not even a traffic ticket can ruin your #FeelGoodFriday

Need a little self-esteem boost? Have doubts about your life choices, wardrobe or looks?  Wish you could see yourself through the eyes of love? Los Angeles Animal Services recommends adopting a dog. Traffic officers everywhere agree, in this purely genius pet adoption promotion from 2007. So get out there and adopt, and have a #FeelGoodFriday… Learn More

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