Care for People & Animals Drives Improvement at San Diego Humane Society

Hosts Tracy O’Rourke and Elisabeth Swan interview Audrey Lang (Sr. Vice President of Organizational Development) and Tina Nguyen (VP of Employee Engagement) from the San Diego Humane Society. It’s an open-admission private nonprofit animal shelter in the San Diego County area to care for over 50,000 animals. They describe how their care-centered culture improves their […]

A Non-Profit Lean Startup: The Story of Adopt-a-Pet

David Meyer founded (formerly in 2000 as a way of ending pet overpopulation. Today it’s North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, with millions of visitors to the site each month and partnerships with more than 17,000 animal shelters, pet rescue groups, humane societies and shelters. Around this time Abbie Moore was introduced to […]

Loudoun County Animal Shelter Makes the Pet Adoption Process more Efficient

The Loudoun County Animal Shelter in Virginia had a significant increase in the number of dog licenses purchased as a direct result from legislation passed requiring veterinarians to submit vaccination certificates to their locality. Their process for pet adoptions had become bogged down and the front counter staff were feeling overwhelmed. An employee that had […]

Reducing Euthanasia Rate by 30% in New Orleans Animal Shelter Using Baldrige Criteria

Working with Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter (JPAS) shelter staff, students from Loyola University New Orleans designed a month-long pilot to improve the process of selecting homeless dogs for euthanasia, finding caring homes for 60 dogs who otherwise would have been put to sleep. The Lean “5S” concepts were applied to reducing the time for potential […]