The "ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters" Excel Tool

Document Type:
Shelter Design and Housing and Shelter Population Management
Canine and Feline

Download a spreadsheet that will help your shelter identify, prioritize and apply the ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, along with a PDF containing instructions for using this mighty Excel tool.

This tool (developed with much inspiration from Dr. Crystal Mendiguren of the Humane Society of Central Oregon) is designed to help individual shelters identify, prioritize and apply the Association of Shelter Veterinarian's Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. Click the links below to download the tool itself in Excel format and the instructions for how to use the tool (along with important information on how it was produced). And of course, download the Guidelines any time at

Other Resources

While the Mighty Excel Tool is useful for detailed planning, prioritizing and tracking solutions, the ASPCA's Shelter Care Checklists: Putting ASV Guidelines Into Action document (PDF) can quickly jumpstart a shelter’s assessment of how well they're meeting the guidelines.

Downloadable Files