The value of a life - Challenged

The value of a life - Challenged
Previously on The No Kill Nation we’ve talked about variable adoption fees and discounted adoption pricing. The articles and comments are filed in our adoption category for more reading.  Discounting pet adoptions is a hot button within the animal welfare industry. Talking about it is sure to...

HSUS Responds! Is it a Holiday WIN for the Animals?

Last week I wrote a post about my efforts to get HSUS to change their pet information article titled “The Best Gift You Can Give: Waiting to Adopt Until After the Holidays”.   Today I have finally received a response - Hurrah! Dear Sue,   Thank you for contacting The Humane Society of the...

HSUS Holiday FAIL

Foto from FAILblog - my second favorite blog! “You’re Doing it Wrong” is our current topic on the website - organizations that are doing it wrong when it comes to animal sheltering - and in the context of the holidays we are also talking about holiday adoptions.   As I was researching...

Take them Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays!

Take them Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays!
Tis the season to flex our adoption muscle and save the lives of millions of pets!   While it wasn’t too long ago that holiday adoptions were considered verboten, nowadays shelters that shut down adoptions for the holiday are few and far between.  The overblown fear that holiday adoptions equal...

Discounted Adoption Fees - Who’s Doing It and Why?

Discounted Adoption Fees - Who’s Doing It and Why?
Variable and discount adoption fees are becoming pretty widespread.  A quick search to find out what people are doing around the country comes up with a good assortment of ideas.  Here’s a few and if you haven’t read the Animal Sheltering Magazine article, you’ll find some more ideas...

Variable Adoption Fees - Life is Priceless, Money is Nothing

Submitted By Lynn Orbison: I think life is priceless. Money is nothing. In terms of positive reinforcement, money is just another click in the realm of click and treat. It it just paper or metal and really has no value or power except that it can be exchanged for “stuff” that we want. How...

Better Than Free - Shel’s Rebuttal to Sue

Price is a signal, a story, a situational decision that is never absolute. It’s just part of what goes into making a decision, no matter what we’re buying. Seth Godin I’ve written before about why I think ‘bargain’ rescue pets are a bad idea, but respected rescuer Sue Cosby has put together...

The Animal Sheltering Magazine Article on Adoption Fees

The Animal Sheltering Magazine Article on Adoption Fees
In my previous post I mentioned an article in HSUS’ Animal Sheltering Magazine about discounted and free adoption fees.  Click below to view the original article.  It’s on page 15 of the pdf file (which is page 37 of the magazine).  If you’re checking it out be sure to also read...

Giving credit where credit is due OR How HSUS totally surprised me

Giving credit where credit is due OR How HSUS totally surprised me
This is something I originally wrote in the fall of 2007 for my old blog and I’m including it in a group of posts on discounted adoption fees: Anyone who has followed my blog, or knows me personally, is well aware of my frustration or disappointment with many of the Humane Society of the United...

We just can’t seem to give them away

We just can’t seem to give them away
This was something I originally wrote for the No More Homeless Pets Forum and reposted on my personal blog in 2007.  On the forum I was asked if I had some tips or tricks for improving the number of cat adoptions for a shelter that had more than 400 cats in their system.  My answer tackled the controversial...

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