Learn the updated Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

In 2010 the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) published the first Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, which quickly became the gold standard in how to care for animals shelters and foster homes alike. In December 2022, the revised “Guidelines” were introduced. The Guidelines is understandably a comprehensive and lengthy document, yet many… Learn More

Prepare for the Return to Home Challenge with these resources

The Return to Home Challenge is coming (register now!) in October, and what better way to spend a little time preparing for the competition? Thankfully, there’s a ton of resources from Challenge partners to help! The concept behind the Challenge is simple. Find a pet? Get it home. That home might be a cozy apartment, a… Learn More

The first course in the NACA Field Services Series is now available

For animal care and control officers, maintaining a safe environment while performing daily duties is key. The brand new, self-paced course, NACA Field Services Series: Using Tools and Equipment, was designed with this concept in mind. The first course in a series from National Animal Care & Control (NACA) covers safe, effective and humane use… Learn More

View all the Open Arms Challenges Huddles in one place

Today marks the last of the Open Arms Challenge Huddles! We hope you were able to join us! We are very excited to kick off the Challenge in just a couple of weeks! That said, even if you are not participating in the Challenge, you surely can benefit from our inspirational speakers. With speakers from… Learn More

Learn more about open adoptions with these Maddie’s University courses

This blog post originally ran in early 2020. With the Open Arms Challenge starting in November, we wanted to give you a little head start.  We’ve put together two brand new courses on Maddie’s University® — Dog Adoptions: Eliminating Roadblocks to Positive Outcomes and Open Cat Adoptions: Keep Them Moving, Get Them Home. We suggest taking them both, even… Learn More

Tune in for a Return to Home town hall TONIGHT!

We are halfway through the No Place Like Home Challenge and Best Friends Animal Society is going to check in with several participants of the Challenge tonight. Register now for the town hall this evening at 6:00pm EST. Even if you are not participating in the Challenge, anyone can benefit from attending. Let’s Get Them… Learn More

What makes a great lost and found webpage for animal shelters?

When it comes to losing or finding an animal, there’s nothing more frustrating than not knowing how to get it home quickly. An animal shelter’s website is often the first place people search, so it’s important that yours provides the correct tips and information. So, what makes a great lost and found website (or page)… Learn More

Coming soon: The No Place Like Home Challenge!

Want to kick off the New Year with a chance at $150,000 in grant prizes? Mark your calendars for our latest grant opportunity, the No Place Like Home Challenge. The first of its kind and a collaboration amongst 10 national organizations, this challenge is all about reuniting pets with their families ASAP. The Challenge begins on March 1st… Learn More

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