Bookmark It: Extraordinary Outcomes Toolkit

As the data comes in and a picture begins to emerge of what’s going on at shelters across the nation, we see many of you are at capacity. And while overall intake has not increased, length of stay has. To help you work around these obstacles, Bissell Pet Foundation, in partnership with The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and National Animal Care and Control Association, has introduced the Extraordinary Outcomes Toolkit.

What makes this one different? Two things. For one, all the content in the Extraordinary Outcomes Toolkit is created by shelters for shelters, so it is coming directly to you from your colleagues. And second, the toolkit is designed to be a video library. These individual short takes provide endless inspo and actionable info with the click of a Play button.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll find in the toolkit:

From the Awesome Adoption section of the toolkit: Learn how Greenville County Animal Services in South Carolina is using “Home to Home” software to get pets adopted before they even enter the shelter.

From the Fantastic Fostering section: Way to get fosters noticed on social media? Hear about the simple prop that one volunteer used to market Pudgy the Chihuahua.

Think you could utilize the toolkit at your org? Yup, we think so, too! Feel free to bookmark this resource so you’ll always have easy access as new videos are added. And shelters, if you have an extraordinary idea for an adoption, foster or community program that will help shelters, please email kim.alboum@bissell.com. (P.S. It’s a great way to involve your junior team members who are expert at creating and consuming video content.)


The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.


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