Aug
8
Sat
Avoiding Dog-Play Dangers @ Online Webinar - PuppyWorks
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  1. How to assess dog-dog engagements to look for compatible playmates
  2. Observing low risk behaviors, moderate risk, and high risk behaviors
  3. When to interrupt
  4. How to interrupt
  5. How much play is healthy or necessary?
Aug
9
Sun
The Scoop on Poop @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Description:  Kittens are little poop machines!  In this webinar we will take you through different scenarios and explain what your kitten’s poop is telling you about its health.  There will be plenty of pictures!

*This kitten life-saving project was made possible in part through a generous Grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®.

Aug
15
Sat
Managing in the Real World with a Reactive or Non-Reactive Dog @ Online Webinar - PuppyWorks
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  1. Is there more reactivity today than ever?
  2. Reactivity is contagious
  3. Possible contributing factors for reactivity
  4. What if EVERY dog owner managed his or her dog AS IF he were reactive?
  5. How to manage a dog in public or in private spaces
  6. Sensitive events for triggering reactivity
  7. Training tips for reactivity
Aug
20
Thu
AVMA Virtual Convention @ Virtual Convention - AVMA
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Aug
22
Sat
Socializing Techniques for Puppies & Adolescents @ Online Webinar - PuppyWorks
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  1. Prevent Reactivity Before it Starts
  2. Are current puppy classes designed for today’s world? What kind of socialization is best for puppies, so they grow up into dogs that, while out in public, are able to ignore most other dogs, while remaining connected with their owners.
  3. What if instead of a puppy, someone gets an older dog? Is it still possible to provide socialization?
Sep
12
Sat
Colony Caretaking Tips and Tricks @ Online Webinar - Community Cats Podcast
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ants getting into the cats’ bowls or slugs making mealtime a slimy mess? Raccoons invading your colony? Got fleas? How do you keep the water from freezing in the middle of winter? Or calm the irate neighbor whose flower bed has been turned into a litter box? Find out how to deal with these and many more colony caretaking challenges from Neighborhood Cats with their 20 years of experience dealing with all things community cat. Come and share your battle-worn secrets too!
Sep
16
Wed
Best Friends Professional Development Symposium @ Online Symposium - Best Friends
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

The Best Friends Professional Development Symposium: Reaching New Heights in Contemporary Animal Services is a new dynamic online symposium for animal services professionals and students devoted to lifesaving innovation and revolutionary change for pets and people.

The field of animal welfare is rapidly evolving as animal services organizations become resource centers, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated that change. In this creative two-day online event, you’ll learn more about the changes happening in the field and the latest in lifesaving from leading experts.

The symposium is part of a new initiative from Best Friends, presented in partnership with Southern Utah University (SUU). The goal is to develop prestigious academic learning opportunities that will facilitate career paths and clarity in contemporary animal services.

Presentation topics include:

  • Redefining Animal Services
  • Field Services Moving Forward
  • Keeping Pets with Families
  • Lifesaving as a Community Ethic
  • Leadership for Lifesaving Change
  • Compassionate Badassery
  • Fundraising During Economic Uncertainty
  • What’s the Deal with Cats?
  • Fast-Tracking Pets Through the Shelter System
Oct
6
Tue
Looking Back to Look Forward: Why Fear and Bias Have Weakened the Animal Welfare Movement @ Online Webinar - Petfinder Adoption Options
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kim Wolf
Executive Director, Beyond Breed

Learn how fear and bias have weakened the animal welfare movement, and how to how to identify outdated practices and policies while addressing the underlying, well-intentioned concerns that have kept them in place.

Oct
13
Tue
Donors of Your Dreams @ Online Webinar - Petfinder Adoption Options
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sandy Rees
Chief Encouragement Officer, Get Fully Funded

Get great insights and ideas about fundraising—including how to create an Ideal Donor Profile so you can find new donor prospects easily and in large numbers

Oct
20
Tue
What 2020 Can Teach Us About the Future of Animal Welfare Marketing @ Online Webinar - Petfinder Adoption Options
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Caitlin Quinn
Director of Operations, HeARTs Speak

Discover key marketing takeaways from the COVID-19 response. This workshop helps you craft a strategic approach so you can handle whatever comes next, and more.