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.

Internal Communications: Informing and Engaging Your Staff & Board @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

External communications work is much easier with consistent, frequent, and transparent internal communications.  During this webinar, you’ll learn how to turn your external communications skills inward and communicate more effectively with your board and staff.

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
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
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!

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
10
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Humane Association
Aug 10 @ 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.

Advanced Neonatal Kitten Care @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are taking a deep dive into more advanced topics and special problems in regards to feeding bottle-babies. We’ll answer some of your frequently asked questions and also discuss incubators, nubulizers and more! Join us for this free training to enrich and develop your kitten-care skills.