Selling Used Dogs was written by Robert Cabral and is a hands-on tool to help shelter workers, volunteers, and rescue organizations.
Each chapter explains creative concepts that help in getting animals adopted. Sample chapters include:
• Rescues that Work with Shelters.
• A Picture is Worth…
• If It’s Good Enough for Hollywood.
• What’s in a Name?
• Shelter Angel Videos.
• Social Networking.
and many more.
Selling Used Dogs also includes Robert Cabral’s complete Behavioral Assessment & Reactivity Guide. With complete step-by-step instructions for fair behavioral assessments of shelter dogs, this guide gives dogs a fair chance at structured behavioral evaluations and gives shelters a broad glimpse into the proper placement of a dog into a home.
Selling Used Dogs is available as a free digital download to any rescue group, shelter, or humane organization staff member or volunteer. Simply click below and fill out the request and you’ll get your free copy instantly.
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Cabral’s book takes a friendly but no-nonsense look at what people can do to impact euthanasia rates, taking on topics ranging from which animals rescuers should focus on to save more lives to how rescues can build better relationships with shelters. It’s sensible, direct, and compassionate about both the animals and the people working to help them.
Animal Sheltering Magazine
The Humane Society of the United States
This book really nails down what a shelter needs to do to get dogs adopted – it was full of great ideas!
MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter
I loved reading Selling Used Dogs - Every Executive Director should have this book on their desk; not a day goes by when I’m not thumbing through it for ideas to help find forever homes for our temporary residents.
Dunn County Humane Society
In Selling Used Dogs Robert Cabral reveals what it takes to bring out the best in dogs. Every shelter director should put into practice this easy-to-follow road map.
Shelter Revolution, Exec. Director
Your book has given us insight on what is “outside the box” that can be used to bridge the communication gap between dog and man, and its simple and has been there all along, it took you to bring it to the fore front, I forward all your writings to people having adopted my dogs and to rescue groups and recommend all your and training techniques. Nathan Winograd move over!!!
Dogtown Ranch Sanctuary, Rescue & Rehab
I wanted to let you know how important your book was to us and to our rescue. We were lucky enough to receive your information before we did our very first adoption event. For that, I will always be grateful.
You offered us a step by step plan for success, an “out of the box” path for successful adoptions. We all know that shelters are filled with VERY adoptable dogs, you give us road map for helping as many of those great dogs have a second chance at life–through successful adoptions.
Thank you Robert for your work, your enthusiasm, and your support!
Lucky Pup Dog Rescue San Diego
I’ve worked with many trainers over the past 30 years, from the famous to the ridiculous. Robert is the real deal. His methods transform unruly even dangerous shelter dogs into responsive companion animals. For shelters looking for alternatives to killing dogs for behavioral reasons, I recommend Robert Cabral.
Executive Director -
Yavapai Humane Society
former GM LA Animal Services, NYC Animal Care & Control