Shelter and Rescue Work : Help for Organizations

Smiling pit bull wearing a sweater with an animal control officer smiling behind him
The Covid-19 Resource Library is a comprehensive list of resources to help shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare organizations navigate necessary adaptations to...Read More
Puppies being rescued
Use your shelter data to increase lifesaving. Want to increase your shelter’s save rate?...Read More
Two fluffy kittens snuggling
Best Friends' kitten foster care manual has information on preparing for, bringing home and caring for a foster kitten to prepare him or her for a forever home....Read More
Cardboard box on its side with a litter of kittens in it
If you find kittens, bringing them to a local shelter is not always the best option!...Read More
Small gray and white kitten being bottle fed by a gloved hand
Nom nom nom ... Rosebud is ready for her lunch! Sam is fostering Rosebud and shares how she bottle-feeds kittens from the comfort of her living room....Read More
Woman using positive reinforcement to train a shelter dog
Tara’s Run is a facility for training shelter dogs at Best Friends that contains real-life equipment to help dogs become familiar with structures they’ll encounter in a hom...Read More
This shepherd mix is more interested in playing with his ball than going back in his crate.
A common scenario at shelters everywhere: You’ve taken a dog out of his run for a bit and now it’s time for him to go back in....Read More
Two shelter dogs receiving dog socialization training
Dogs are naturally social animals, but that doesn’t mean they all have the necessary social skills to meet each other politely....Read More
Volunteer with red parrot. Recruiting volunteers for nonprofits can be important for helping the animals.
In the rush to engage volunteers in our mission, we often forget to do a very important task: Plan for them....Read More
Calico with pet transport driver
Many volunteer pet transport services use “multi-leg transports,” which means that there are several volunteers per transport and each volunteer drives one or more legs....Read More