Our Shared Mission
Adoption Options is a free, single-day education workshop tour that connects animal welfare professionals and volunteers with animal welfare experts and each other. Since its inception in 2004 it has held dozens of workshops in cities across the US and Canada. In the process, it has brought thousands of us together to address challenges head-on and further our shared mission of finding more homes for adoptable pets.
During the workshop, attendees will hear a series of presentations from industry experts on topics ranging from shelter medicine to pet enrichment to marketing tips. Past topics and speakers include:
- The Impact of Shelter Playgroups — Emily Grossheider from Dogs Playing for Life™
- Secrets of Success in the Small Shop — Sandy Rees from Get Fully Funded
- Shelter Medicine 101 — Dr. Jenny Morris, DVM, from the Atlanta Humane Society
- And many more
Putting Knowledge to Work
In addition to a free day of learning with peers, those who attend Adoption Options are also eligible to apply for EXCLUSIVE grants through the Petfinder Foundation. These grants help our members put their learnings and key takeaways from Adoption Options into action, including:
McKAMEY ANIMAL CENTER
Used their funds to buy a high-quality camera and portable photography studio to help with their Petfinder listings.
HAPPY HAVEN FARM & SANCTUARY
Used their grant money to purchase medical supplies to address chronic sinus issues and FortiFlora® to promote digestive health.