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Tip of the Week: Dog, Tagged

March 27, 2023, The Association
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This week we share an idea for finding lost dogs via Missing Animal Response Network. This is a good one to pass on to your communities. “The basic concept is...
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Bright Idea: How One Shelter Used Virtual Dog Training to Reduce Adoption Returns

Today, most animal shelters typically see between 7 and 20 percent of pets returned to the organization within the first 6 months of adoption. While we in the profession know...
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Tip of the Week: Defining Roles

What’s in a name? This week’s tip digs into leadership roles and titles, and how some of your colleagues are defining these roles. Manager, Coordinator, Director, Supervisor…. Definitions for these...
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Tip of the Week: Good Reads

Earlier this year, we asked members of The Association what they were reading. Here are a few of their recs. Let us know in the comments if you’ve checked out...
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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Kristi Mack

The same questions—and a couple extra—we always ask. This is the first time, however, one of the answers involved a charcuterie board. Name & Title:  Kristi Mack, HR Director, Humane Society...
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2023 Compensation & Benefits Study: Knowledge Is Power

It’s that time again… We’re thrilled to announce that data collection for the 2023 Compensation & Benefits Study will open on Tuesday, March 14. This online benchmarking platform provides on-demand...
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Can Training Classes Help Adopted Dogs Stay In Their Homes?

Your shelter is invited to participate in new research to prevent behavioral returns Most shelters report return rates between 7 percent and 20 percent. That means up to one in...
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Tip of the Week: Ready to Roll

March 8, 2023, The Association
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One shelter shares an easy way to keep retail sales rolling right along   Animal welfare folx are some of the most resourceful out there, well-versed at MacGyvering cat hiding...
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Members Survey Open Through 3/23

Your opinion means everything. As we mentioned last week, we’re reaching out to ask for your thoughts on a topic we believe matters to you and the entire animal welfare...
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CAWA News: Managers of Volunteers Now Eligible for Certification

Until recently, a minimum of five years of work experience managing and supervising paid staff was an eligibility requirement for CAWA Certification. After receiving a request to revisit this requirement,...
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Jobs of the Month—March 2023

Looking to spread your professional wings? Following is a sampling of the latest opportunities from The Association’s Career Center. Design & Communications Director, Shelter Animals CountRemote This position will design,...
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Your Opinion Means Everything

February 28, 2023, The Association
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It’s true – your engagement with us on emerging and existing trends is so very important. Your team at The Association wants to hear from you on topics ranging from...
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