The Length of Stay (LOS) is one of the most critical factors in how efficiently your organization runs. Playing the Length of Stay Game makes things better for the animals in your care, regardless of your budget, size or staffing levels.
Foster ON-Deck System at the ARL of Boston (.pdf)
ARL Boston has developed a system to move kittens directly into foster care to minimize risk of illness. This document generously shared by HSUS, Animal Sheltering Magazine and Sandra Newbury, DVM
Adoption Capacity Calculator (.xls)
How many animals should you have up for adoption at any one time? Use the Adoption Capacity Calculator to help determine the right number for your shelter. Be sure to also read the How-to document that accompanies the calculator.
Daily Population Visualizer (.xls)
This file is for the data geeks. It allows you to see a visual representation of each animal's stay and how individual care days stack up to daily population numbers.
Less is More on the Adoption Floor
The ASPCA's Less Is More research tests the hypothesis that decreasing the number of cats available on the adoption floor might increase the likelihood that a potential adopter makes a choice and goes home with a cat.
This material generously provided by UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program