What do foster day trips, social media and adoption holds have in common? They’re all topics being discussed right now in Maddie’s® Pet Forum, the place for 24/7 animal welfare conversation!
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Foster day trips
User Finn made available a Doggy Day Out toolkit for fellow users. Put together by Mutual Rescue, the toolkit is for “shelters looking to start day and foster field trip programs for their dogs.” It contains a manual for shelters and participants, along with liability waivers. You can download it for free, and view the rest of the discussion.
Social media help
User Supersvensk asked, “How many posts per day on social media?” With Facebook algorithms changing constantly, she said she has heard of some organizations posting every hour. Is that too much? Posts just don’t get the same reach as they once did so, what’s a shelter to do? The general consensus was two to three times a day. Read the rest of the thoughtful replies here.
To hold or not to hold, asked user Kbruni. For a variety of reasons, sometimes an adoption just can’t take place that day. How should a shelter or rescue organization handle this? The majority of responses suggested a non-refundable adoption hold fee.
Software solutions for a rescue organization
A yet-to-open foster-based rescue organization is looking for a software solution that will “integrate with our website and allow us to communicate with fosters, keep track of medical per dog and maybe even store foster, volunteer and adoption applications.” Suggestions included Shelterluv and AnimalsFirst.
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