The ASPCA encourages robust adoption programs designed to save as many lives as possible. We believe in open adoptions—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.
Saving Lives with Extended Adoption Hours
Learn how to better serve your community and save more lives by extending your adoption hours.
They Did It: Surprise Kitten Visit
Forget fruit baskets—give the gift of kittens instead! Here’s how one shelter offers local businesses the ultimate holiday thank-you.
Sample Cat Surrender Questionnaire
Create your own cat surrender questionnaire using this one from Oregon Humane Society as a guide.
What’s Your Sign?
Heather Mohan-Gibbons shares some tips for signage that creates an inviting space and results in the behavior change you’re seeking.