Preview of the two page worksheet to help people who speak different languages better communicate about pet adoptions

A point-talk card (or pointy-talky card) is a resource used between people who do not share the same language. This two-page card can be used for walking a client through the basic adoption information universal to most pet adoption organizations, including what type of pet someone is looking for as well as the general size,…

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Editable Volunteer template preview image - National Volunteer Week: Customizable Canva Templates

Every day volunteers positively impact the work happening in our shelters, rescues, and advocacy organizations. In fact, they’re our life blood. So help celebrate them during National Volunteer Week (or any time!) with these pre-made but fully customizable/editable Canva templates. Add your own logo, change up the text, or feel free to add your own…

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Senior Dog Social preview image - Guide to Social Media Magic for Senior Dogs

Senior pups (and all senior pets!) deserve a chance in the spotlight, and what better way to help them find a foster or adopter than to highlight them on social media. But to take advantage of the amazing, free marketing resource that is social media, we have to be intentional with the way we use…

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Senior Dog Photo Guide feature image - 10 Tips for Better Senior Dog Photos

Getting photos of shelter or rescue pets can feel hard – sometimes the lighting isn’t the best or our four-legged friend has a case of the wiggles. And sometimes a pet can be camera shy. But thankfully a few small adjustments and the use of a handy cell phone can make a world of difference…

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1 e1586880561940 - Canva Templates to Promote Senior Pups!

Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. Most excitingly, it can be used for free or with a paid account (free for nonprofits!). For our purposes, it provides the perfect platform to provide plug-and-play designs that you can customize for your shelter…

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Screen Shot 2020 03 20 at 5.27.49 PM - Editable Canva Templates for Coronavirus Response

Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. Most excitingly, it can be used for free or with a paid account (free for nonprofits!). For our purposes, it provides the perfect platform to provide plug-and-play designs that you can customize for your shelter…

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NEW all in this together feature image - Stock Images for Shelters: </br>Coronavirus Response Kit

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, countless incredible, talented artists who are part of our Images with HeART stock photography project responded to our call to donate images for free use by shelters and rescues to help with promotion, marketing and communications through the end of May 2020. While free images are no longer available,…

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Copy of Social Distancing Dog Template e1585089849231 - Coronavirus Response: Graphics + Overlays for Shelters

We know how hard everyone is working to balance both human health and animal lifesaving as information about Covid-19 rapidly evolves. Our hope is that this collection of 35 graphic overlays (transparent PNGs for you to place over photos or incorporate into designs) — promoting foster, adoption, social distancing with furry friends, and more —…

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HeARTsSpeak PetNameInspiration ArtsyFartsy - Animal Name Inspiration

Names are great opportunities to form fun associations for adopters — and perhaps inspire a love connection! Browse our pet name inspiration collection for some fun ideas for naming your adoptables.  

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