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They Did It: Enhanced Cageless Cat Housing with Local Landmark Décor
The San Francisco SPCA describes how pets and people benefit from cleverly designed replicas of iconic landmarks in their shelter.
They Did It: Doggy Day Out
Read about one agency's Doggy Day Out program that lets volunteers take dogs on trips of their choosing like hikes, beach trips, dinners and even sleepovers.
Book Buddies: Kids Read to Cats
Animal Rescue League of Berks County's Book Buddies program is a hit: Cat adoptions have increased, and the program went viral when it was picked up by the news
Read And Relax: Animal Enrichment Program
At the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, volunteers read to dogs to provide enrichment and reduce stress.
DIY Cat Tower
Learn how a shelter gave their cats a space for play and privacy without breaking the bank.
Stressbuster: Canine Sleepovers
Find out how one shelter reduces stress for dogs without entirely removing them from the adoption floor.
They Did It: Creating More Vertical Space for Cats
To provide more enrichment for the cats in their care, this California shelter installed a new climbing wall.