Adoption Options 2014 Wrap Up

by Kristen

2014 was an amazing year for Adoption Options and we’d like to thank each and every one of you who took the time out of your very busy schedules to join us.  This year we were able to bring our energizing, one day work shop to 26 locations across North America! As always, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and speak with so many of our wonderful members.

Adoption Options 26 locations across North America!

Through presented materials and live demonstrations, this year we were able to share information on a wide variety of current topics in the animal sheltering world.  Those who joined us were able to attend workshops on marketing pets, fostering, shelter medicine, dog training, animal transport, fundraising, customer service, adoption counseling and much more.

Petco’s Think Adoption First presentation

Shelter dog training live demo










We had many, many great moments (as well as a few Adoption Options firsts!) and we’d like to share just a few of them with you.

Our first rabbit attendee!

Adoption Options’ youngest attendee

Our canine honorary staff members for the day


We all can achieve more when working together.  One of the main goals of Adoption Options is to provide an opportunity for networking amongst local shelters and rescue groups.  It was wonderful to see so many great conversations happening at each event and we want to help provide an opportunity to keep those conversations going once the day is over.  Be sure to visit the Adoption Options album on the Petfinder Pro Facebook page to find a thread for each city we attended.  Find other local Petfinder members and be sure to keep in touch!  Have thoughts or suggestions for future Adoption Options?  Share them with us there too!

We would also like to extend a very special thank you to our wonderful speakers and host shelters. Because of their commitment and passion we are able to bring high-quality workshops with nationally recognized speakers to local communities.  Thank you for helping us make 2014 such an outstanding year!

See you in 2015!