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How to develop and grow relationships with the media

This guest blog was written by Emmy-winning television journalist Nikki Reck, now Public Information Officer for Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, AZ. It’s a situation that many shelters understand – Agatha and Jukebox were a pair of big dogs that sat at Pima Animal Care Center for months, overlooked. We couldn’t figure out why.… Learn More

No pets, no kids, no problem! Why your harder-to-place pets don’t need to languish in the shelter

Being completely transparent with potential adopters about pets’ history and behavior is critical. However, telling all of pets’ flaws in the pet’s adoption marketing often leads to long shelter stays because certain phrases act as “stop signs,” even for the perfect potential adopter. To keep this from happening, we’re sharing targeted techniques for separating marketing… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: Nashville Humane Association’s power failure experience, a free assessment tool for foster programs and more!

Apply for our new ONLINE apprenticeship! Is your shelter or rescue looking to save the lives of more adult dogs? Then the Maddie’s® Short-term Foster and Field Trips Online Apprenticeship is for you! Applicants must apply by Wednesday, September 11th. Learn More How Nashville Humane Association turned a power failure into a win for their… Learn More

Research study: Foster care has an impact on dogs’ welfare and adoption

Button had been at the Kansas City Pet Project for about a month, and he wasn’t doing well. He was displaying alarming signs of kennel stress, including pacing, spinning, vocalizing and jumping up and down over and over. The shelter has an excellent enrichment program that includes play groups, walks, puzzle toys and more, but… Learn More

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