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.

Jun
29
Sat
Trapping Tips and Tricks @ Online Webinar - Neighborhood Cats
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Drawing from almost 20 years of experience working with feral cats, the folks at Neighborhood Cats have gathered together their favorite ways of catching the wiliest of felines. Whether it’s putting in a clear rear door, using Spam as bait, wrapping your trap with green garden netting or training a cat to enter a trap, you’re bound to learn something new that will improve your trapping success. Come prepared to share your secret tips and tricks, too!

Jul
11
Thu
Adoption Options – Detroit @ Holiday Inn Detroit Northwest - Livonia
Jul 11 all-day

You are invited to join us at the Detroit Adoption Options workshop!

Adoption Options is a FREE educational workshop tour with multiple stops across North America. It connects animal welfare professionals to experts, tools, resources and each other in order to address industry challenges. Simply put: we know you’re busy, and we understand the challenges you’re facing each day. We want to bring nationally-recognized speakers to your area to help you address those challenges. And it’s all free!

Bring your staff, volunteers, and partners – the more, the merrier! You will also have the opportunity to win exclusive grants from the Petfinder Foundation or food donations from Purina, just for attending!

Sign-up for your FREE event tickets today! Or reach out to adoptionoptions@petfinder.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more about Adoption Options and Petfinder at https://pro.petfinder.com/adoptionoptions/

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
18
Thu
Adoption Options – Waco @ Hilton Waco
Jul 18 all-day

You are invited to join us at the Waco Adoption Options workshop!

Adoption Options is a FREE educational workshop tour with multiple stops across North America. It connects animal welfare professionals to experts, tools, resources and each other in order to address industry challenges. Simply put: we know you’re busy, and we understand the challenges you’re facing each day. We want to bring nationally-recognized speakers to your area to help you address those challenges. And it’s all free!

Bring your staff, volunteers, and partners – the more, the merrier! You will also have the opportunity to win exclusive grants from the Petfinder Foundation or food donations from Purina, just for attending!

Sign-up for your FREE event tickets today! Or reach out to adoptionoptions@petfinder.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more about Adoption Options and Petfinder at https://pro.petfinder.com/adoptionoptions/

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.

Jul
31
Wed
Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Does your communications work make a difference? How do you know? During this webinar, we’ll talk about the best practices for measuring nonprofit communications success, including how to select the right key performance indicators and benchmarks, what to measure and what to ignore, and how to report results to others.

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!