Petfinder Weekly Report for Members

by Sara Kent


Dear Petfinder members,

Attend one (or more!) of the free upcoming webinars from Petfinder. Visit to find upcoming and pre-recorded webinars.


Join us in a webinar!

Increase Adoptions and Improve Customer Service with Conversational Adoption Counseling
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Linda Reider, Director of Statewide Initiatives for the Michigan Humane Society
Webinar Description: Are you looking for a way to increase your adoptions, while still sticking to the core adoption values of your organization? Join us to learn the nuts and bolts of how to use conversational adoption counseling to achieve friendlier customer service in adoptions, while at the same time assuring quality adoptions. This webinar will include history of the conversational method, and also review understanding adopters, understanding adoption counselors, recommended phrasing, and volunteer training. Register
today to get the tools to start saving more lives!

Behavior Modification for Cats in a Shelter Environment
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Kerrie McKeon, The Cat Sleuth
Webinar Description: Cats in a shelter or foster environment face unique environmental and behavioral challenges. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, these cats develop behavior problems that limit their
adoptability. Others come to us with pre-existing handling or sociability issues that present their own unique challenges. This workshop will offer simple and effective behavior modification plans for the most common of these problems. Each protocol is designed to be user friendly with the needs of the future adopter in mind!

Coming this fall:
Are You Really “Fixing” the Problem with Stephanie Downs, President of the Board for FiXiT Foundation
Pet Retention: Keeping Pets in Their Homes with Sam Wike, CPDT-KA
PetFirst Pet Insurance: Helping Adopters Provide the Best Care Available with Chelsea Mull, Senior Account Executive for PetFirst

Remember, if you are unable to attend any of the live webinars, recordings are available for free to watch on your schedule. Visit to find all upcoming and previously recorded webinars.

Happy adoptions!

Sara Kent, Director
Petfinder Shelter Outreach

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