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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 Purina and 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.

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  • Did you know Adoption Options are approved for continuing education credits through The Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA)? Our courses have been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits. If you would like written verification you attended the Adoption Options, or if you have questions, please email
  • By participating in Adoption Options, you voluntarily consent, on your behalf and on behalf of any minor participating with you, to be photographed or recorded.  You grant permission to Petfinder and its affiliates to use photographs of your appearance in connection with Adoption Options, or any portion thereof, in any manner in print, electronic and/or in any other media, in all markets, worldwide, in perpetuity.  You waive any claims you may have against Petfinder based upon the above actions or uses, including, without limitation, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, libel and copyright infringement.