Shelter resources

Make your shelter's community inclusive for all people and their dogs

Cute little black dog from shelter with eyes of hope between girls volunteers helping to find her

Removing breed labels training

Don’t rely on inaccurate visual identification to describe the dogs in your care. Research shows that these methods are usually incorrect and they also don’t tell adopters any of the information they really need to know about a dog’s personality and behavior.

Toolkit for shelter workers and volunteers

Schedule a live training session

Pre-recorded training session

Canine Genetics Infographic

Request a free removing breed labels resources packet

Breed-Specific Legislation

BSL separates families and criminalizes dog owners. Learn how these laws cost communities money and time, all while breaking up families and well-cared for – without making anyone safer.

Toolkit for safe and effective animal ordinances and resources

Advocacy and the Media Toolkit

Resources for Veterinary Professionals

Public Service Announcements

Suggested Reading

We also recommend the resources from our subsidiary National Canine Research Council.

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