Category: Shelter

Communication and Documentation in an Animal Shelter

Heather Gibbs, SBA

It is the responsibility of the Behavior and Training Department at our animal shelter, the Humane Society of Pinellas (HSP), to create, communicate, and implement behavior modification and training plans for the animals in our shelter’s care. Staff and volunteers are trained in animal behavior and the implementation of these plans.

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Grey Zone Dogs

Kayla Fratt, CDBC

“Is this a no-kill shelter?”

That’s one of the most common questions I was asked when I worked at the Denver Dumb Friends League, a huge shelter that provides services to over 20,000 homeless animals per year.

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Working with Rescues as an Animal Behavior Consultant

Tom Candy, CDBC

Building a relationship with your local rescue can not only be a way of improving the welfare and rehomeability of many dogs but can also help with expanding your client base and business. Time is a hugely important and often stretched resource and therefore the idea of working for free can be daunting and difficult to justify. However, creating a positive working relationship with a local rescue can lead to an increase in referrals, with rescue dogs often requiring extra support in the home.  

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