Adoption Options is a FREE multi-city animal welfare workshop tour across North America. Petfinder is proud to bring nationally recognized speakers to local communities. Presented in conjunction with Petco Foundation, each Adoption Options is full of useful information for employees and volunteers of animal shelters and rescue organizations. These single-day workshops cost nothing to attend and cover topics focused around the placement, promotion and behavior of homeless pets.
The mission of Adoption Options is two-fold.
1. We bring nationally recognized speakers to a variety of mid-size and smaller cities.
2. We want to offer a forum for networking amongst animal welfare professionals and volunteers.
Many Adoption Options attendees have not had the opportunity to attend another animal welfare educational conference. By bringing our energizing single-day events to your backyard, we aim to join the local animal welfare community together and drive change that helps you help your community’s pets and people.
Each Adoption Options attendees receives
- Breakfast and lunch
- An Adoption Options tour t-shirt
- Fun freebies to take home
- Copies of each presentation for reference
- A copy of the attendee roster, allowing you to continue networking long after you leave.
Presentation topics may include:
- Shelter medicine (feline URI, disease transmission, controlling ringworm)
- Dog behavior (how to keep your adoptable dogs behaviorally and emotionally healthy while they wait for their new homes)
- Cat behavior (what is Fluffy really trying to tell you and how will this help get her a new home?)
- Creative adoption and fund raising programs that have worked for others–learn the dos and don’ts
Please be sure to register 10 days before the event to ensure enough materials for everyone.
Questions? Email for more information.