Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
Personal Protective Equipment Posters and How-To Video
These posters show each piece of personal protective equipment (PPE), how to put it on and take it off, and can be placed where infectious disease is present.
Two-Page Guide on Shelter Infection Control
This guide on shelter infection control explains how disease is spread, who will get sick, and the best steps to keep your population healthy.
Preventive Health Care & Vaccinations
When vaccination protocols are appropriately developed and properly applied, they can be among the most important and lifesaving tools available to shelters.
Why Puppies & Kittens Need Frequent Core Vaccines
This article provides an overview of vaccine timing and the role that maternal antibodies play in animal health.
Animal Appetite Monitoring Form
This form can help shelter staff monitor the appetites of individual animals.
Comprehensive Reference Book: Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff
This must-have shelter medicine resource includes information on management, animal husbandry, veterinary care, disease prevention and behavior.
Diluting Bleach for Disinfection
Do you know the best times to use bleach, and the measurements to make it most effectively disinfect the kennels in your shelter? Get this dilution calculator.
Shelter Disinfectant Quick Reference
You’re going to want to print, bookmark and share this helpful shelter sanitation guide!