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Expert Research for Shelters and Rescuers

This page will continue to be updated with new research documents. Please check back.

  • No-Kill Shelter Positive Outcome Study
    Best Friends analyzed outcome type data for 1,844 no-kill organizations to identify which programs lead to high positive outcomes and establish goals for shelters that will further increase lifesaving.
  • Adoption Barrier Study
    A qualitative study to understand the pet acquisition process, existing barriers (real or perceived) to adoption, and potential solutions to overcome those barriers.
  • New Normal, New Data
    A guide for using data to prove the community-supported sheltering model.