Make Sure Halloween is a Safe Time for Pets

Halloween is a great time to talk about pet safety. With every human celebration there are opportunities for lapses in household security resulting in accidents or escapes. Strangers stopping by and parties offer access to large amounts of food and … Continue reading

Dog Body Language

HSSP Director Didi Culp has a piece on canine body language in this week’s Frederick News-Post: When we take our dogs out and about, it behooves us to pay attention to the dog. It’s easy to get caught up viewing the … Continue reading

The Best Advice

Behind every great organization is a group of dedicated individuals willing to lend their time and expertise to help create something truly special. Today, the Humane Society for Shelter Pets is proud to announce the eleven members of our brand … Continue reading

Shelter Social Life

Regardless of whether you’re a social media butterfly or a Twitter-hating neo-Luddite, there is no getting around the fact that social media is here to stay, and has forever altered the way businesses and organizations interact with their customers, supporters … Continue reading

Announcing HSSP’s Shelter Grants Program

In the past few weeks we’ve mentioned a wide variety of ways to get involved and support your local shelter or rescue. You can adopt a new canine, feline or equine family member, volunteer your time to help walk dogs, … Continue reading

Putting the Fun in Fundraising

Yesterday marked the first day of spring, and all across the country, pets and their people are celebrating the slow retreat of winter and the first signs of a new summer season. For most of us, springtime means coping with … Continue reading

The Long Haul

On March 2, a series of deadly tornadoes tore across the Tennessee Valley, the Ohio Valley, and parts of the South. It was a record-breaking storm: 45 confirmed twisters, 41 dead, and a swath of destruction stretching across five states. … Continue reading

Going the Way of the BASS

It’s a sad story, but unfortunately not an uncommon one: due to lack of financial support, a North Jersey animal shelter recently announced that it was closing its doors for good. Since 1996, The Bloomingdale Regional Animal Shelter Society (B.A.S.S.) … Continue reading

Animal Shelters, From a Veteran’s Perspective

Most people assume that an animal shelter is a sad place to be for the dogs and cats. Some people are so convinced of this non-fact that they never visit a shelter. How can you know how a place might … Continue reading

Smoke and Mirrors

Humane Society for Shelter Pets is hardly the place to debate politics. But nowadays, politics is everywhere. is a watchdog website that reports the activities of the Humane Society of the US. I found out about this group while I … Continue reading