become a shelter partner
WHat to expect
Our collaboration will start with a planning and strategy stage. During this phase we will discuss how to proceed with any changes, ensuring that all of our recommendations and training align with the unique needs of your organization. Once we mutually agree on a plan we will move forward with the following:
01 Adoption & Marketing
We’ll examine your adoption process from intake to outcome. Our team will delve into your practices and policies to identify any barriers that may prevent dogs from finding potential adopters. This will involve a comprehensive review of your marketing, website, social media pages, and bio’s as well as the language you use.
02 Basic Handling & Training
Your team will work directly with one of our trainers to determine the best approaches for managing the dogs in your care. This will include learning techniques for handling exuberant dogs in kennels, leash etiquette, and other basic skills to enhance your dogs’ presentation for potential adopters.
We will aid your team in crafting a customized enrichment program tailored to your shelter’s specific requirements. This will include elements such as “click for quiet,” enrichment toys, and personalized enrichment for individual dogs.
Your staff and volunteers will work directly with AFF to learn how to establish and maintain a successful playgroup setup. We’ll explain how you can learn more about the dogs in your care from playgroup interactions.
05 Behavioral Evaluations
We will review the existing procedures used to assess the dogs in your care. We’ll then guide you in implementing effective protocols that will help everyone better understand a dog’s personality in a shelter setting.