Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
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.
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.
Decision-Making Cheat Sheet
Learn how to prioritize your animal sheltering work by answering these simple questions.
Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium Updates Quarantine Guidelines for the and Sheltering of Animals Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19)
Read newly updated guidelines for animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic released by AVMA, CDC and university shelter medicine programs.
5 Ways to Show Volunteers How Important They Are
You know your volunteers are vital. Here are volunteer appreciation tips to help make sure they know it, too!
Saving Lives with Extended Adoption Hours
Learn how to better serve your community and save more lives by extending your adoption hours.
Participatory Communications Survey for Staff
This sample survey can help your staff and leadership communicate more effectively.
Your SOP should be reviewed at least once a year by all staff, department supervisors and the director.