The ASPCA encourages robust adoption programs designed to save as many lives as possible. We believe in matching people and pets through dialogue and conversation, in a climate of trust and communication. The tips, tools and how-tos found here will empower you and your community to do just that.
Adoption Counseling Resources for Foster Families
Relying on foster families to help place foster animals is a helpful tactic for shelters and rescues. Follow these tips to start a program at your organization.
Technology Resources for Virtual Meet-and-Greets and Adoption Processing
When conducting virtual adoptions, consider this overview of technological needs, including shelter software, electronic document signing, and web conferencing.
12 Technology Tips for Virtual Meet-and-Greets
Use these technology tips to make sure your virtual meet-and-greets are glitch-free.
Dog Saved from Hoarding Case Goes Home for the Holidays
Read about a happy ending for Harley, a dog seized in a 2019 hoarding case, thanks to a doting foster parent.