Alternatives to Sheltering
- Starting a Shelter–Issues to consider and alternatives to sheltering (Humane Society International)
- Abrir un Albergue–Puntos a considerer y alternativas a un albergue, Spanish version
- Starting a Shelter–Issues to consider and alternatives to sheltering, Arabic version
- Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, also available in French and Spanish. (The Association of Animal Shelter Veterinarians).
- Rescue Group Best Practices: animal care standards (Animal Sheltering, The Humane Society of the United States)
- Five Freedoms poster for animal shelters.
- Maddie’s® Infection Control Manual for Animal Shelters (Center for Food Security and Public Health)
- Animal Enrichment Best Practice (Society of Animal Welfare Administrators)
- Behaviour, Enrichment and Rehoming Program for Confined Cats by Tamzin Barber, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland
- Calculating Your Humane Capacity, webinar and supporting materials for organizations to determine their humane capacity. Part of a 4-part series on Length of Stay. (ASPCApro).
Adoption and Fostering
- Adopters Welcome Manual a free, downloadable PDF manual to help you expand your pool of potential adopters, increase both staff and adopter satisfaction with the overall adoption experience and ensure adopters succeed with their new pets at home. Written for U.S. shelters and rescue groups, but with strategies and tools applicable to anyone looking to place pets in loving homes. (The Humane Society of the United States).
- Report on Adoption Forum II (Petsmart Charities)