Shelter & Rescue Work : How-To Guides

Young dog and his person. The man just moved with his pets to a new home.
One of the most common reasons that people give up a pet is because they are moving, and they decide they cannot take the animal....Read More
Dog in a training class learning to look at his owner
Why this is useful for your dog to know: Some dogs go ballistic (barking, lunging and generally freaking out) on leash when they see something exciting or ...Read More
Feral cat meowing. Trapping cats for TNR is important to caring for outdoor cat colonies.
The following are guidelines recommended by Best Friends Animal Society for trapping community cats (free-roaming, stray and feral cats) for the purpose of trap-neuter-retu...Read More
Black-and-white feral cat to be humanely trapped for TNR and then returned to his outdoor colony
There are two reasons why you might want to learn how to trap cats humanely:...Read More
Person teaching a heeler dog to trade with a bone and some treats
At one time or another, many of us have been involved in an inadvertent game of “keep away” — when our dog snatches something and then refuses to give it up....Read More
Grooming is important in caring for potbellied pigs. This pig is being brushed.
Potbellied pigs aren’t difficult to care for or look after, but they do need regular grooming, occasional ear and eye cleaning, dental care, tusk and hoof care, and socializ...Read More
Parrot educating a group of students at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah
This resource supplies the basics of how to start an animal rescue, including considerations like providing shelter, vet care, and food; legal issues; fundraising; adoption...Read More
Couple with their two dogs. They run their own small animal welfare organization.
This manual includes a plan for how to start an animal welfare organization, including writing a mission statement, setting goals, establishing a board of directors, defini...Read More
Hand on a boxer mix dog
Creating Safe, Humane Communities for People and Pets Table of contents Introduction...Read More