Archive for Best Practices-Rescues

The Homeless Pet Project

How to save homeless shelter animals a video series (photo)

Saving America’s Shelter Pets! by Alva Logsdon In 2012 and 2013, I hosted ‘pets alive’ workshops, the first of their kind in North Texas, featuring some of the nation’s leading no kill experts. I had no budget or staff, and hosting a workshop without either is a huge undertaking! The reason I took on this
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Shelter Dog’s Legacy Continues!

Photo Gets Texas Shelter Dog Adopted photo

10 May 2014 BIG NEWS & Mineral Wells Animal Shelter’s Life Saving Work! Remember Elvis the shelter dog? His adorable photo captured our hearts when it went viral and the next day, Elvis was adopted by a family that drove through several counties to bring him home! But there’s more … I have some really
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Animal Rescue: Visual Story Telling Tips for Success

How Visual Story Telling Helps Animal Rescue

25 April 2014 In 2011, my friend Rekka who was a volunteer with a local rescue shared this video she’d made of Norah’s rescue. Rekka, JP, and Pat had been trying to save this dear dog from life on the streets for months. They often held their breath with knots in their stomachs as they
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7 Valentine’s Day Pet Adoption Posters

Adopt a Texas pet photo

10 February 2014 Increasing Pet Adoptions Through Creative Marketing! I believe there is a loving home for the majority of shelter pets; they just need exposure to be found by someone who will adopt them. Pets are love. And love is celebrated during the Valentine’s Day week. So what better time to tell the world
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“Best Day of My Life!” – Adopted English Bulldog

Best Day of my Life - Bulldog Adoption Video by American Authors with Georgia English Bulldog Rescue

20 September 2013 The Best Day of My Life is an endearing video about the day a bulldog was adopted. Produced by American Authors in conjunction the Georgia English Bulldog rescue. It’s just greatness! But warning … tissue alert at minute 2:40. Happy tears will come. Adopt a homeless pet and give them the best
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Mission Pets Alive – The Programs That ARE Working To Save Shelter Pets!

Pets Alive Photo

8 February 2013 MISSION: PETS ALIVE! If you are interested in learning more about programs that increase the live release rate of shelter pets, you will not want to miss this amazing workshop on March 23, 2013! Inspirational people. Innovative programs. Increased live release rates. We have what is needed to continue to save the
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Animal Rescue Foster Recruitment Tip

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26 June 2012  Do you need more foster homes for your animal rescue group or animal shelter? Check out the creative way Lone Star Boxer Rescue is raising awareness for their Foster need. They created eye-catching flyers they have posted in a local vet’s office, and share a link on their Facebook page where friends and volunteers
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Take A Chance On Me Pet Adoption Video

SPCA Wake County Take A Chance on me Pet Adoption Video Photo

October 5, 2011 While some animal shelters make excuses for killing healthy, adoptable pets, others lead by example by creating innovative strategies to help their pets find forever homes. In the case of Seagoville Animal Services, they built a volunteer coalition and put a plea to the local media to help them save lives. Mazie’s
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Black Dogs!

April 26, 2010 I love to share really cool ‘best practices’ that animal rescues and shelters do to help find forever, loving homes for the pets in their community. Many people in rescue are all too familiar with the “big black dog curse” … the most passed over, the least adopted pet in a shelter.
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Saving Pet Lives With a Shampoo, Rinse, and Photo

April 21, 2010 For many, a trip to the local animal shelter is unbearable. The kennels full of adorable pets, some dirty, some afraid, all so desperately hopeful someone will take them is simply too much. And they walk away, unable to go back. However, in October 2009, Wendy Lenze accompanied her friend Susan Anderson,
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