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Thursday, January 29 2015

So, I had a thought. It may be completely whacky, but if you have time to hear me out, I would love your thoughts. The word adoptable is stuck in our animal welfare vernacular, and what it means changes based on so many factors, from individual perspectives to available resources. Recently I have been thinking that maybe the word itself puts the wrong glasses in front of our eyes.

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Plan Ahead: 7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, January 28 2015

Valentine’s Day + shelters sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G... Yup, celebrating February 14 in a big way is a natural fit for you who make love matches every day. Check out the following ideas to promote your available animals and raise funds (and fun!)—including some no-cost ways to create buzz on social media—from your colleagues in the field.



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Recent Comments

hi Emily,


I absolutely see where you're coming from, but I'm not sure that is the biggest...

By Heather Allen on Home-able - 1/29/2015 at 3:37pm

You are absolutely correct, Emily. There is a difference between shelter adaptable and adoptable for many...

By Mary Pressman on Home-able - 1/29/2015 at 10:21am

Great article, Emily, and yes, long overdue!

Absolutely shifts the way 'I' see adoptable....

By Bev Thompson on Home-able - 1/29/2015 at 10:01am

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