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Bi-Annual “Getting to the Goal” Michigan No Kill Conference – Courses are offered to help prepare rescue organizations for certification. Also available are a variety of sessions on animal welfare

Annual MPAW Conference

No Kill Advocacy Center

Best Friends Animal Society

HSUS Annual Animal Care Expo


Adopt a Pet



Fundraising/Organization /Grants

Charity Navigator – charity review site

GuideStar – list your rescue at no charge so funders can find you

Network for Good – help with fund raising

Foundation Center - There is no online access unless you pay a fee. However, you can do custom searches of grants at the Farmington Hills or WSU library. For the Farmington Hills library, you do not have to live there, only provide your driver’s license or your library card.


Graphic Design - provides graphic design, website hosting, web building, project consulting, tools and much more for FREE!



Petfinder Animal Welfare Insurance Program

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group

Prince Associates Inc. Insurance Managers

Philadelphia Insurance Cos.

Insurance Group USA

Great American Insurance Group

John O. Bronson Co.


Lost and Found Pets

Pet Harbor – post lost, found and adoptable pets

Oliver Alert – post lost and found pets

Pets911 – post lost, found and adoptable pets

Lost Dog Database

Facebook For the Love of Louie – Facebook page dedicated to reporting lost and found Michigan animals



Stock.xchng - professional photos at low cost or free



Pet food bank for rescues

Rally to Rescue from Purina Pro Plan

TNR Training



You can use these sites to generate adoption forms, foster sign-up forms, etc. There are versions that are free, as well as options to upgrade to a paid service.



Email Me Form


TechSoup - donated and discounted software for non-profits.

PetPoint – animal management software.


Energize Inc. – retention and recognition for volunteers

VolunteerMatch - find volunteers in your area



Firestats - tracks website statistics (if your hosting provider doesn't provide them for you – easy website hosting and website design for DIY’ers

Standards of Care

ASPCA Professionals

Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

Online Resources

HSUS educational resources

Petfinder’s “How to start an animal rescue group

Citizen Media Law Project – forming a non-profit corporation in Michigan

Michigan Nonprofit Association
IRS Topics for Charities and Non-profits

Best Friends Animal Society Resource Library

Animal Grants

Humane Research Council - access to research, analysis and strategies to make your organization successful

Community Driven Institute – non-profit library of resource

Online Webinars and Workshops

HSUS Rescue Central

PetSmart Webinars

Hands On Network – Volunteer development

Humane Society University

Best Friends Animal Society

Maddie’s Fund Resource Library


Non-profit Books

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