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 – Aug 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.

Aug
8
Thu
Adoption Options – Alexandria @ Holiday Inn Alexandria - Carlyle
Aug 8 all-day

You are invited to join us at the Alexandria 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/

2019 New Mexico Humane Conference @ Embassy Suites - Albuquerque
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day

The New Mexico Humane Conference, hosted annually by Animal Humane New Mexico, is a multi-day educational event that offers animal welfare professionals, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal trainers and animal welfare volunteers from New Mexico and surrounding states an important opportunity to learn new skills, discover the latest advancements in our industry, and network with like-minded professionals.

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.

Aug
30
Fri
Adoption Options – San Diego @ San Diego Humane Society
Aug 30 all-day

You are invited to join us at the San Diego 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/

Sep
13
Fri
Donkey Welfare Symposium 2019 @ UC Davis Conference Center
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

For the last six years the Donkey Welfare Symposium (DWS) has been a major activity of Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service (RVETS), trying to fill a gap in knowledge and education about donkeys, one of the most exploited and misunderstood of all domestic animals. The veterinary practitioners, international aid workers, and even donkey owners in the USA are lacking in basic information on donkey welfare and biology. Our goal is to develop and transmit science based information on donkeys and mules, to improve their status and health. To do this the DWS brings speakers, the leaders in their respective fields, from around the world to give lectures and demonstrations, and to network on future research and programs. In past years we have had animal scientists, veterinarians, behaviorists, farriers, archaeologists, and rescuers from some fifteen countries participate. Many of our attendees tell us that the DWS is one of the best and most practical meetings they have ever attended, and it has spawned a community of donkey enthusiasts and guardians that communicate regularly throughout the year.

Sep
14
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop: Madison, NJ @ St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Sep 14 @ 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.

Sep
16
Mon
Animatch Canine Body Language and Behavior Observation Training @ Thomas J O'Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Video presentation of Kelley Bollen will provide a foundation of dog behavior knowledge consistent with AniMatch’s model for evaluating shelter dogs. Attendees will learn to read and interpret dog body language and what’s involved in performing the AniMatch Behavior Observation procedure.