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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.
Stressbuster: Canine Sleepovers
Find out how one shelter reduces stress for dogs without entirely removing them from the adoption floor.
DIY Cat Tower
Learn how a shelter gave their cats a space for play and privacy without breaking the bank.
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.
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.
How Shelter Pets Benefit from “Real-Life” Rooms
Three animal welfare organizations with real-life rooms--where adoptable pets can relax and decompress--share the benefits, challenges, and recommendations for such spaces.