Shelter & Rescue Work : How-To Guides

Training Plan: Teaching ‘Sit’
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: You can ask your dog to sit whenever he is doing something rude, such as jumping up on you or counter surfing....Read More
Rehoming a dog like these big, friendly canines can be a stressful and hard situation, but the suggestions in this resource can help.
Have you found a stray dog or cat and want to find a new home for him or her? We hope the suggestions in this booklet will help you achieve your goal....Read More
Multiple people petting a brown and white puppy as part of the puppy's socialization plan
Animal shelters and kennel environments are less than ideal living situations for puppies....Read More
This couple and their two dogs found a pet-friendly rental house.
Anyone who rents knows how difficult it can be to find a decent place to live. Looking for just the right rental, in the right location, at the right price is hard....Read More
Beautiful black-and-gray dog who was adopted in part because of his well-written pet profile on our website
Here are some general guidelines for writing blurbs to go with your adoptables’ photos....Read More
Organize a pet food drive to help animals in need, like this pitbull mix who is up for adoption.
This pet food drive action kit explains how communities can gather food for pets to help families in need keep the pets they love....Read More
Brown dog who received pet behavior help when her person called an animal behavior helpline
These behavior helplines may provide answers to your questions about your pet’s problem behavior:...Read More
White greyhound resting on person's lap
If you face the possibility of having to give up your pet due to economic hardship, please check out these pet assistance resources:...Read More
Helping pitbulls like these two friendly dogs is key to achieving no-kill.
At the annual Best Friends National Conference, attendees hear firsthand from many leaders who have made great strides in putting their communities on the path to no-kill....Read More
Dog wearing a muzzle at the vet
Why this is useful for your dog to know: Like a bike helmet, a muzzle is a piece of safety equipment....Read More