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How NOT to Communicate

Rescuers, you are running A BUSINESS. In the rawest essence, you are entrepreneurs providing goods and services to customers. As entrepreneurs, you tend to have many great characteristics that lend to your success: perseverance, vision, passion, etc. However, many rescuers … Continue reading

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Rescue Best Practices: Difficult Questions

Jennifer Misfeldt, President of MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue, recently sent us these thoughtful ideas on some additional topics she felt should be included in the Rescue Best Practices Manual. Use the comments section to let us know your thoughts on … Continue reading

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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: Humane Education

What is humane education, and is a rescue organization obligated to engage in it? Shereen Raucci of Mile High Weimaraner Rescue located some great resources for those of us who feel called to raise awareness: Shereen’s Take: A humane person … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Adoption Process (Part 2)

Today’s post was written by Stephanie Rice of It’s the Pits, a San Diego Pit Bull rescue. It thoroughly cover applicant evaluation. Tell us in the comments section how you evaluate your applicants. Stephanie’s Take: Everyone must complete an adoption … 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: Transporting Animals

Today’s post is written by Shereen Raucci of Mile High Weimaraner Rescue. It covers transportation of rescued animals. We look forward to your comments below. Shereen’s Take: Transporting Animals Since most rescue groups cover more than one state, taking in … 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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