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Best Practices: Wrap Up

We are almost at the end of our blog series on rescue best practices. We may have one or two more posts about the manual, but at this point I’d like to ask, what have we missed? Please use the … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Managing Time and Costs

We already covered this topic superficially, but as I was editing the first draft of the manual, I realized we needed more information. I turned to Sharon Sleighter of Legacy Boxer Rescue, as she runs a large, reputable rescue in … Continue reading

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Best Practices Manual: Adoption Process

Today’s post is the first in a series about the adoption process. It covers adoption fees and locating potential adopters. Kyla’s Take: It’s unrealistic to think that adoption fees will ever cover what it costs to prepare a rescued dog … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Rescue Websites

This post is written by Kyla Duffy, founder of Happy Tails Books and director of Up For Pups. Kyla has dabbled in web designer for almost a decade. She built and maintains http://happytailsbooks.com and http://upforpups.org, in addition to several other … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Foster Homes (Part 3)

Today’s topic was provided by Linda Isbell of Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue. It covers the following topics. We look forward to your feedback on these topics in the comments section. 1.       Get-togethers 2.       Coupons for food and toys 3.       Free … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Foster Homes (Part 2)

Today’s blog post is written by Karen Battreal of Nebraska Border Collie Rescue. It is the second of several posts about foster homes. The topics covered today focus on lost dog procedures, helping fosters stay motivated, and other foster “feelings” … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Volunteers

Today’s post about volunteers is by Pat Fish of Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs (GRRAND). It covers many topics, including Board members Foster families Transport Event coordinators Misc. volunteer positions We look forward to your comments on … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Marketing

Today’s post is written by Sharon Sleighter of Legacy Boxer Rescue. The topic is marketing your rescue. We look forward to your ideas in the comments section on how you market your rescue. This topic includes: 1.       Marketing a.       Key … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Managing Costs

Today’s topic is about managing costs when running a rescue organization. It is written by Linda Isbell of Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue, Inc. in Maryland. More rescues fail from lack of funds than any other cause, even shortages of foster … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Standards of Care

Today’s post is provided by Linda Sutphin of Dogs Second Chance and Sharon Sleighter of Legacy Boxer Rescue. We’re discussing standards of care, and how rescues handle difficult topics such as euthanasia. We welcome your comments and feedback. 1. Standards … Continue reading

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