Shelter Management

Managing a shelter requires that you be a quick-change artist with many hats: volunteer coordinator, fundraiser, marketer, board liaison and HR manager. Whatever hat you've donned, the information here can help you wear it with confidence. Read more about hiring & firing, volunteer management, find forms & samples for staff needs, and boosting your fundraising.

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Best of Blog 2016

Tuesday, December 27 2016

Looking back at the year’s top ten posts

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Best of ASPCApro 2016

Friday, December 23 2016

7 juicy resources that had you clicking through and coming back for more

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Barriers and Pit(bull)falls

Thursday, December 22 2016

Pit bull-type dogs are already at risk of staying longer in shelters simply because of breed bias. Dr. Emily Weiss urges us not to throw strict policies between these dogs and potential adopters.

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Article ASV Shelter Guidelines

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians provides research-based guidelines that help meet sheltered animals' physical, medical, and behavioral needs, and we've created resources to help you use the guidelines efficiently and easily.

Tips Year-End Fundraising Strategies

These tips can help you entice year-end givers and pave a smoother financial road next year.

How-to Stress and Animal Protection Work

Check out this series for ways to harness the energy that comes with stress, create coping strategies for managers, and prevent staff burnout.

Tips Welcome! We’re So Glad You’re Here

These simple tips can make your shelter a more welcoming place – and that’s good for everyone!