Finding Shelter: A Tribute to Shelter Volunteers

In the story of an animal finding its forever after, we usually pick up the book at the ‘Gotcha’ Day’ chapter. It opens with an ecstatic portrait and a lucky pet driving off into the sunset, and boy does it feel good! But many pages precede that one, with a sprawling...

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8 Tricks for Rocking Instagram

Growing a healthy, engaged Instagram following can feel like a slow process, but the good news is that just a little time and consistency can achieve a lot on this particular platform. As with any social network, some trial and error might be necessary to really learn...

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3 Ways to Plan for a Successful 2017

It’s here! It’s here! Turning the page on a new year is one of my most favorite times. No matter what type of year you had in 2016, I hope you are entering the new year with optimism and good intentions. If you had a great 2016, you should be motivated and carry the...

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Celebrating a Year of Lifesaving!

Across 20 countries, HeARTs Speak artist members are collaborators in creativity with countless animal welfare organizations. They’re providing lifesaving exposure to homeless animals by way of unforgettable portraits, enticing bios, and marketing materials that put...

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4 Successful Giving Tuesday Campaigns to Inspire

Every year since 2012, a day of dedicated support for the non-profit community has soothed the retail hysteria of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and the non-profit answer to the post-Thanksgiving consumerism that has gained...

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What We HeART: November

  Kindness. It’s at the core of the HeARTs Speak mission. We bow down to it daily in our fight to create a world where all shelter animals have a chance at finding new life and love. We unite artists all across the globe who trust implicitly in its power. We...

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We’re Thankful

It’s that time of year — pumpkin spice has taken control of our lives and we’re prepping to eat ourselves silly with family and friends. For so many of us, this holiday season is tinged with a bit of anxiety about what the future holds. And yet, in between slices of...

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Coffee and Cats: Bringing Adoption to the People

At the Cat Cafe in San Diego, the curious and content residents of the business can purr their way right into new homes! Cats from the San Diego Humane Society are fostered by the cafe and are able to be adopted directly from that location, all between sips of latte...

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Shining a Light on Senior Pets

Grey-faced and mature pets sometimes encounter a bit of a challenge when it comes to adoption. Perhaps it’s our very human reaction to try and protect our hearts from the impending loss of a pet. Maybe older pets force us to come to terms with our own mortality in a...

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What We HeART: October

‘What We HeART’ is a monthly curated collection of awesome and inspiring things, ideas, and happenings from the world of animal welfare.   October is a month of magical anticipation — of festivities and family fun, ghoulish celebrations, piles of crunchy leaves,...

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Tips for Taking Better Cell Phone Photos

There’s a reason they say 'the best camera is the one you have on you’. These days, smartphones are fixtures of our day-to-day lives and are the most widely used type of camera in history. They’re also rapidly improving with each update — so much so that Apple is...

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Creating Change: Taking Action Against BSL

This past week, the passage of breed-specific legislation in Montreal, Canada has rocked the world of animal advocates. Breed-specific legislation, known as BSL, refers to laws that regulate pets solely on the basis of breed or look (not behavior or incident) and is...

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What We HeART: September

Happy first day of Autumn! It's that most magical time of year — time to drag your beloved scarves out of hiding, and dust off your favorite pair of boots for a romp in the leaves with your furry friends. Here's what we're excited about as we welcome this new season...

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Photographing Shelter Cats: Tips from a Pro

Despite the fact that there are an estimated 80 million pet cats living in homes in the U.S alone, it’s still widely understood that there is a higher percentage of cats than dogs entering our animal shelters. While there may be a variety of factors involved, it...

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What We HeART: August

'What We HeART' is a monthly curated collection of awesome and inspiring things, ideas, and happenings from the world of animal welfare. Can you believe it's August?! Us, either, but we sure are excited about the approaching season of crunchy leaves and comfy outdoor...

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What’s New With Facebook and Instagram

Did you wake up this morning and notice your Facebook business page looked a little different? Maybe even a bit swankier, dare we say?! Or perhaps your Instagram now has this funny little row of twirling circles at the top? It’s probably not the first time you’ve...

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Celebrating Success and Setting Aside Fear

In July, the animal sheltering community celebrated more than 47,000 pet adoptions in just one day when nearly 700 shelters across the United States participated in Clear the Shelters Day! This lifesaving day was sponsored by NBCUniversal and allowed community...

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