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Animal Shelter Operational Guide: Animal Adoption

The purpose of this guide is to outline the elements of an effective adoption program so that each animal sheltering organization can formulate and operate the best adopt- ion program possible for its particular set of circumstances. Adoption programs will, and should, vary from shelter to shelter.

However, all good adoption programs share certain elements:

  • A proactive screening process to match animals and people for compatibility
  • An evaluation and matching system focused on providing a positive experience for the adopter
  • A mindset that places primary emphasis on education
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