Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
Adoption Promotions for Harder-to-Place Dogs and Cats
Download our easy-to-use promotion guide and help senior pets, special needs, and long-stay animals find loving homes.
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.
Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Zoomies #4: The Organizational Petri Dish: How a Healthy Work Culture Grows Impact
Join us as we dig into the keys to employee satisfaction and engagement, articulating purpose, and cultivating space for people to thrive.
Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Zoomie #3: Collaborating with Indigenous Communities to Advance Animal and Human Welfare
Discover ways to partner with indigenous communities that help people and pets.
Fear Free: Helping Shelter Pets Find Health, Happiness, and Homes
Join Dr. Brenda Griffin as she introduces attendees to the concepts behind Fear Free and how they can apply to your shelter operations.
Moving Forward and Preparing for the Future: How Shelters Responded to COVID-19
Join our roundtable discussion about how 3 organizations managed the pandemic and what insights they will carry into the future.
Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Zoomies #2: Leveraging Animal Transport and Networking to Save More Dogs and Cats
Join the Northern Tier Shelter Initiative to discuss transport and relocation best practices, along with tips for connecting with potential relocation partners.
How to Use Whiteboards to Share Information about Shelter Animals
Sharing information about animals in your care is critical. Use these tips for creating effective whiteboards—and get a few ideas for other ways to convey important information visually.
Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Zoomie #1: Use Your Data to Develop Impactful Programs
Join us as we explore exclusive data and share ways to use these insights when making tough program choices.