Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
7 Tips on Canine Body Language
These seven tips for reading canine body language are perfect for sharing with staff and volunteers.
8 Tips for Brushing Up Your Canine Communication Skills
Learn more about dog body language in order to conduct more predictive assessments, avoid bites and provide better quality of life for the canines in your care.
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.
Increasing the Odds of a Successful Adoption
Discover the best ways to prepare and provide support for adopters bringing a new dog into their home.
Defensive Dog Handling
Learn how to defuse potential dog aggression with your body language and the proper way to use a leash and other dog-handling tools.