Expert Research for Shelters and Rescuers
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- 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.
- COVID-19 Fostering Survey
Best Friends surveyed 321 foster families and discovered just how much opportunity there is to build on the current fostering momentum.