We've assembled articles and programs that take in the full scope of adoption and address some of the trickiest placements, such as older animals and thoroughly independent cats.
Saying 'Yes' to Kids and Dogs
Instead of automatically rejecting adopters who have kids, consider these behavior assessment tools.
Fast Pass: Preparing Stray Pets for New Homes
Early evaluations help a Colorado shelter find new homes for unclaimed strays more quickly
Why This Pet?
ASPCA research examines why people choose the animals they do, and the findings could help your shelter better match adopters to pets.
Free Cats = More Lives SavedVideo: Communicating with Adopters
shelters share their programs for offering free adult cats to qualified
adopters. Their experience? Waiving the adoption fee for your adult
cats does not devalue the cat—or the shelter— in the adopter's eyes.
Use the tips in this video to put your adopters at ease and establish rapport, and help make the best matches.