The Future of Sheltering

What will animal shelters look like in the years ahead – in 2030, 2040, 2050? What functions will they serve in their communities? These are questions that have not received …

January 1, 2018

This blog takes a look at the big trends in No Kill in 2017, but first I want to say a word about sheltering in 2018. We’ve made tremendous progress …

The Future of Sheltering

This is the fifth and final blog in my series on the professionalization of the animal shelter, and it covers an important part of professionalization – planning for the future. …

On the Same Page

In the last few years, the idea that traditional shelters are fundamentally at odds with No Kill shelters has been evaporating. Traditional and No Kill shelters are quickly coming together …

Creating A Safety Net for Pets

An animal shelter is more than just the sum of its internal programs. It’s also a public institution that has an interlocking relationship with its surrounding community. In recent years …

Know Your LOS

Length of Stay (LOS) is the amount of time that an animal spends in a shelter between impoundment and disposition. It is a particularly important measure for No Kill shelters, …