rescue 101


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Rescue 101: Adoption Event Basics

While the general idea of an adoption event is to bring your animals out to the public to find new potential adopters, an adoption event brings more opportunities than just adoptions. Adoption events are a good way to connect and reinforce relationships with local businesses, connect with potential donors, find […]


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Rescue 101: Start Branding with Color Theory

Branding might not be a term that you associate with rescue, but it’s something that is an important aspect of creating a memorable image for any type of business whether it’s a for-profit group or a charity group. Everyone knows Coca Cola by their signature Red, or Pepsi by their Red and […]


Rescue 101: Adoption Agreements and Contracts

An adoption agreement is a contract that spells out the terms of a final adoption when someone decides to adopt an animal from your rescue, it’s a document that serves multiple purposes. The adoption agreement you have your adopters sign will spell out the terms of adoptions and what you are […]

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Rescue 101: Adoption Applications and the Screening Process

The application and screening process is a delicate time for both the rescuer handling the potential adoption, and the applicant who wants to adopt an animal from your rescuer. Knowing how to handle this process efficiently and in a sensitive way to your adopter is an important part of operating […]


Rescue 101: Planning – Preparing for Emergencies or Closing

It’s never a pleasant thing to imagine, but part of being a responsible rescuer is having some idea of what you would do in a state of emergency to protect yourself and your animals. There are a variety of scenarios you will want to consider, such as having to relocate all of […]

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Volunteers at an Adoption Event

Rescue 101: Planning – Your Rescue’s Core Team and Volunteers

We’re about halfway through our in-depth look at the planning process laid out in the earlier article Rescue 101: Pre-Opening Planning and Questionnaire and it’s time to talk about the people who are going to put in the work needed to operate your rescue. In the early stages of your rescue, it could only be […]