Tools & Tips
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Pets as Gifts Can Safely Increase Holiday Adoptions
Learn how promoting pets as gifts can get more shelter animals adopted using research-backed techniques that save lives.
How to Go Live on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Going live for an event, campaign, or just to show off animals boosts your social media strategy and helps raise visibility. Get best practices on how to go live.
How to Throw a Shelter Kitten Shower
These kitten shower ideas are intended to make kitten season a bit easier, help you recruit foster families—and bring some fun to your community.
How to Build a Canine Kissing Booth
Constructed easily and inexpensively from cardboard, a kissing booth is perfect for adoption events, promos, fundraisers and Valentine’s Day.
How to Host a Dog Talent Show at Your Shelter
Learn how a talent show for dogs is a fun and engaging way to showcase animals who are available for adoption.
How to Get Great Photos of Your Available Animals
Ten tips for taking quality photos that'll get your adoptables out the door and into loving homes.
How to Run a Virtual Adoption Event
Learn the logistics of holding a virtual adoption event from Humane Rescue Alliance.
How to Write Compelling Bios
Whether you’re going for bios that are sweet and simple or ones that have a little more flair, download these resources to help keep your copy compelling.