Jun
12
Wed
AAWA – 2019 Spring Conference @ Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

Join us and experience tracks aimed at specialties, like Operations, Development, Administration/Finance, and Marketing. And we always have additional general sessions designed to appeal to all attendees. If you want to connect with people who do the same job you do, this the conference for you!

Jun
19
Wed
Large Animal Rescue Operation (LARO) training @ Alfred State College Farm
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO) is essential for firefighters, law enforcement, animal control, humane societies and emergency animal response teams. Incidents that involve large animals require special considerations and training. LARO simulates those incidents by using scenario training with both live horses and life-size, weighted, articulated horse mannequins that allow training for virtually any LARO situation. There will be a different team rescue scenario for each day.

This training is designed to equip responders with a variety of options to handle most large animal situations; including situational awareness to recognize when knowledge and skills may be out of scope. No previous experience needed with large animals to attend this training.

Please note: Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. on June 19 and the event will happen rain or shine.

Jun
21
Fri
Online Kitten Conference 2019 @ Online Conference - The Community Cats Podcast
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Join us June 21st-23rd for a virtual convention for anyone who’d like to create a better environment for the tiniest community cats!

This kitten-focused event, presented by The National Kitten Coalition and The Community Cats Podcast, features presentations by experts on raising and saving kittens, setting up and managing kitten-centered shelter programs, and more. (Speakers and the event’s schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.)

Since this is a virtual event, you’ll have an opportunity to gain valuable information and have your questions answered by some of the most knowledgable leaders in animal welfare without the expense and hassle of traveling.

$50 early bird tickets are available thru April 30, 2019. After that, $75 tickets will be available thru June 22nd.

Jul
12
Fri
2019 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference @ Cornell University Robert Purcell Community Center
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Jul
13
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop – Philadelphia, PA @ Pennsylvania SPCA
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.

Jul
20
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop – Jackson, MS @ Kirk Fordice Equine Center
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.

Jul
25
Thu
Best Friends National Conference 2019 @ Hilton Anatole Hotel
Jul 25 all-day

At the conference, you’ll get the chance to learn, share and connect with like-minded animal lovers from around the country. With workshops and speakers on nearly every aspect of the no-kill movement, the conference has something for everyone. You’ll be joined by more than a thousand fellow animal lovers, united by a passion for saving the lives of homeless pets.

Aug
3
Sat
Free Dog Training Workshop, Petfinder Park @ Bar K @ Petfinder Park @ Bar K
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Petfinder members, Join us for a FREE day of learning and giveaways!

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Petfinder Park @ Bar K!  Petfinder Park is a 3,000-square-foot space within Bar K’s dog park bar & restaurant that is dedicated to the local rescue community.  Petfinder Park provides a fun, friendly and safe venue for your organization to hold adoption events, meet-and-greets, fundraisers and more.

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Petfinder Park and to learn more about this unique space, please join us Saturday, August 3rd for a FREE event just for Petfinder shelter and rescue group members!  This free event features:

  • Training Shelter Dogs workshop presented by Robin Bennett, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), author, consultant and expert on dog behavior
  • Join Robin Bennett and learn how to help your adoptable dogs put their best paw forward! Presentation topics will include training for adoptability, behavior modification, enrichment for dogs in the shelter environment and how to make an adoption event successful!
  • Attendance prize!  One lucky shelter or rescue group will receive a training toolkit including a brand new Klimb training platform
  • Food and refreshments
  • Dog-friendly environment, if you’d like to bring your personal pet!

The workshop will be held in Petfinder Park at Bar K from 10:00 – 11:30am! We invite you stay afterwards for a meet-and-greet and networking event with Robin  — refreshments and appetizers will be provided! Bar K is located at 501 Berkley Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64120.

Interested in attending? RSVP now to events@barkdogbar.com!

Do you have questions or would you like more information? Contact Bar K here!

RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop – Keyser, WV @ Mineral County Health Department
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.

Aug
5
Mon
2019 TN Animal Care & Control Conference @ Crowne Plaza Knoxville
Aug 5 – Sep 6 all-day

This educational conference brings together animal control officers, humane investigators, animal care staff, shelter managers/executive directors, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, rescue workers, and animal advocates from throughout the State of Tennessee and other areas of the Southeast for an opportunity to learn, network and discover new methods, tools and services for improving their ability to help animals.