Shelter & 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
Eagle who received help from a wildlife rehabilitator
The best way to help a baby bird that’s fallen out of his nest, a squirrel that’s been hit by a car, a crow that seems unable to fly, or any other form of wildlife, is to c...Read More
Grasshopper mouse on a blanket
Before attempting to rescue any wild animal, please see the resource “Wild Animal Rescue: Helping...Read More
Baby cottontail rabbit at rehabilitation
Every year, many thousands of young wild animals are “rescued” by kind people wanting to help them. Unfortunately, many of these young animals do not need to be rescued....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
Puppy and her person. This pup was rescued as a stray.
Have you successfully trapped a stray animal and are you wondering what the next step is?...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