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Category Archives: Adoption

Thank you for volunteering

As the cold and regular post-holiday routine remind us that the next few months are some of the toughest in the rescue world, it’s important to remember to show appreciation for all those who give of their time and energy to help nonprofit rescues and shelters achieve their mission.  Animal welfare volunteers are a special […]

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For the New Year, many people make  it their resolution to give back. For animal lovers, a great way to give back is to do some volunteer work with a shelter or rescue! Around this time, these organizations can really use the help! Here are some great ways you can help out in 2014.   […]

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Bringing home a new pet is very exciting. Even though you are so excited to play with your new little bundle of purring fur, it’s important that you help ease their transition into their new home. Depending on the cat, it’s very possible that they are scared of all the changes. For this reason, it’s […]

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Many potential adopters that come to the shelter are so focused on getting the tiny kitty or the excitable puppy. Eyes are often drawn to the fuzzy, cuddly babies and sadly overlook the older animals at the shelter. While most people are usually drawn to the babies, the older shelter residents may be a better […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words; probably more when it comes to getting animals adopted. Anyone working with a shelter, rescue, or foster knows that a picture can actually save a homeless animal’s life. It’s the easiest way to showcase a pet’s personality as well as their cuteness! But taking an awesome picture of […]

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AWIP's Paw Print Spotlight: Pine Valley Shih Tzu Rescue

  I happened to call Renee Zavodnick as she was en-route to the vet. As she was telling me about Pine Valley Shih Tzu Rescue, she noticed a small Yorkshire Terrier alone. Right away, she got into animal rescue mode. She went to the dog and started searching around for an owner or where this […]

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We are in a time of huge technological progress. With the world connected through the internet and answers just a click away, it is no wonder the computer is the first place people turn when searching for a pet. If your shelter or rescue has no internet presence, you are missing out on a big […]

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June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Now is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on why a person should adopt or rescue rather than buy a cat from a pet store. Anyone who owns a cat knows the benefit of living with a small, furry, family member. They brighten your day, are […]

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