Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
5 Tips for Thanking Donors
Use these five basic tips for showing gratitude to donors, building goodwill—and potentially fostering larger donations in the future.
5 Toxins That Can Cause Blindness in Cats and Dogs
A few toxins can cause blindness, and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center presents a primer so you can effectively treat a patient’s exposure.
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: DIY Capital Campaign
Learn the successful strategies employed when a Colorado large-animal sanctuary needed to raise $100,000 fast.
They Did It: Organizing a Pawsitive Protest
When employees from a local hotel wanted to volunteer for a day, this Florida shelter came up with a genius idea.
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.
How to Take a Daily Animal Inventory
Taking a daily count and making sure your software systems are up to date allow you keep track of the animals in your care and prevent errors in your data.
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.