AS 012: Pet Adoption 101 with the Humane Society of the United StatesClick here to Listen on:
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Today’s Guest

Kimberley Alboum

Kimberley has always been passionate about animal advocacy, from spending her free time volunteering for the French Bulldog rescue network, to spreading awareness on Puppy Mill Awareness Day. As the Shelter Outreach and Policy Engagement Director for Humane Society of the United States, she works with over 350 shelters and rescues across the country to place animals from cruelty cases, natural disasters and overwhelmed shelters. 

INSTAGRAM: @humanesociety
FACEBOOK: Humane Society of the United States
WEBSITE: hsus.org

You’ll Learn

  • The changing landscape of shelters, overpopulation, and pet adoption
  • The 3 main contributing factors to shelter overpopulation
  • The difference between puppy mills and responsible breeders – are they all bad?
  • Choosing an animal that fits with your lifestyle to ensure a good match
    • Talking to shelter staff
    • Interacting with the animals to better understand personalities
    • Bringing family and other pets in for a meet-and-greet
    • Considering intake notes and medical conditions
  • Safest way to re-home a pet when it’s absolutely necessary
  • The many ways you can support your local shelter
  • How the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) supports local shelters and rescues across the country

Resources

Recommended Sites about Pet Adoption:

Recommended Reading for Pet Adoption:
These were not mentioned in this episode, but they are books I would recommend for new pet owners. Now through December 21st, you can save $5.00 on your $20.00 book purchase through Amazon using code GIFTBOOK18 at checkout! These books will qualify:

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