By Tatiana Garrett “What breed of dog is that?” is a phrase every dog parent hears often. People want to be able to categorize what..
By Tatiana Garrett Animal shelters deal with hundreds, and often thousands, of animals each year, with some urban animal agencies seeing..
Q: I am a mom with four kids, ages 3 to 11. We recently lost our dog and are thinking about fostering before we adopt again. In addition to..
By Darlene Duggan I love it when my worlds collide, and right now there is a major collision going on. My family is in the process of..
By Darlene Duggan Gone are the days where a shelter is simply a clearinghouse for homeless and stray animals. Today, shelters have become..
By Darlene Duggan This is part four in a series exploring common shelter rumors and myths. Part one: “Is Black Dog Syndrome a Myth?”..
By Tatiana Garrett As a Humane Educator, I spend a lot of time talking to people about animals. Many people don’t understand how..
Establish your adoption plan before you visit a shelter By Darlene Duggan Adopting a pet is a momentous decision—one that no doubt..
By Darlene Duggan For high-volume shelters, moving animals out the door as quickly as possible is crucial, and running a successful..