Best of the Blog 2022

Here’s a run-down of some of the most-viewed posts of 2022. We’d love to know what you think of them—and what you’d like to read more of in 2023.

Tip of the Week: They Got a Lot Growin’ On
Veterinarian-recommended Kitten Progression Chart

8 Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day
Juicy ideas from your colleagues include personalized drawings and an onsite ice-cream truck

Guest Voices: Emily Klehm on Lifesaving Building Design
Four important design choices that went into the remaking of South Suburban Humane

Tip of the Week: Which Job Would You Apply For?
How do you want job seekers to feel when they read one of your listings? Here’s a tip for making yours all about them

Well Beyond “The Dog Catchers” and “The Pound”
Melissa D. Knicely of CMPD Animal Care & Control honors the important work and dedication of animal care & control staffs everywhere

Tip of the Week: Go Big & Go Home
Owners of lost pets see great success employing the 5 + 5 + 55MPH Rule

Guest Voices: Lily Yap on Leading Upside Down
Sometimes the best way to support your team is to take a step back

It’s Time to Shift the Mindset
So many shelters are offering new programs and servives helping pet owners continue to care for their pets. But with this shift come a few fundraising challenges

Industry Update: Recommendations for Animal Transport
Historically, tight shelter populations are often alleviated by transport. But in some cases, the transfers themselves were becoming problematic

Three Lessons I Learned from Homeless Pet Owners
Leslie Irvine, PhD, shares insights from her groundbreaking research

Comps & Benefits Survey Reveals State of Animal Welfare Workforce
This year’s survey is the first since COVID transformed what it means to be an employer, and the first to focus closely on diversity


What would you like to read on The Association’s blog in 2023? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.


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