Shelter Management

Managing a shelter requires that you be a quick-change artist with many hats: volunteer coordinator, fundraiser, marketer, board liaison and HR manager. Whatever hat you've donned, the information here can help you wear it with confidence. Read more about hiring & firing, volunteer management, find forms & samples for staff needs, and boosting your fundraising.

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When You Can Say No

Thursday, July 21 2016

Dr. Emily Weiss has recently received emails from folks in the animal sheltering field asking different versions of the question, “When is it okay to say no to a potential adopter?” Read on for her response. (Spoiler alert: you’ll mostly be finding ways to say yes.)

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Grab & Go: Forms for Offsite Cat Adoptions

Wednesday, July 20 2016

Here are some helpful sample forms and materials to help you to easier implement an offisite adoptions program.

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10 Ways to Send the Message: No Pets In Hot Cars

Friday, July 15 2016

Looking to spread the word to the pet owners in your community about the dangers of animals in hot cars? Here’s some inspiration from your colleagues in the field:

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Tips Top Three Tips for Volunteer Success

Read our top three tips for retaining one of your most important assets – your volunteers.

Tips Year-End Fundraising Strategies

These tips can help you entice year-end givers and pave a smoother financial road next year.

How-to Stress and Animal Protection Work

Check out this series for ways to harness the energy that comes with stress, create coping strategies for managers, and prevent staff burnout.

Tips Welcome! We’re So Glad You’re Here

These simple tips can make your shelter a more welcoming place – and that’s good for everyone!