Welcome to our Events Calendar!

Here, you’ll find a variety of webinars, learning opportunities, online meetings, and national events focused on animal sheltering and related interests.

While some events are hosted by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, most are organized by other groups and agencies. Please note that being listed here doesn’t mean we’ve reviewed the material.

We’re here to provide you with a range of resources to help make your life easier. For more details about any event, feel free to contact the organizer directly (you’ll find their info in the event description).

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EMAIL US at events@sheltermedportal.com

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Mar 30

Zoom Meeting – 3/30/23 to 5/18/23 – Summit Fast Track: Are You Staying Within Your Capacity for Care? – Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge

March 30, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT

Open laptop with a banner reading FAST TRACK

Fast Track #2 – Are You Staying Within Your Capacity for Care? (You Might Be Surprised!)

Capacity for Care (C4C) is such a wonderful place to be, yet it can feel so out of reach. What is your shelter’s capacity for care, what is it based on, and are you staying within it?

Even just understanding what C4C is can feel overwhelming, much less getting there. Need a refresher or don’t know where to start? Answer — right here!

It all starts with knowing that it is possible to stay within your capacity for care at all organizations, regardless of how animals come to you. We’ll dive into what determines your capacity, how it impacts the work you do every day and the decisions you make. Discover how you can provide the Right Care in the Right Place for people and animals AND stay within your C4C. This is your chance to learn how to get out of crisis mode, decrease overwhelm, and make it possible for your team to maximize your resources, all while ensuring your shelter is able to have the greatest impact on the people and pets in your community.

This track is the foundation for all successful shelter operations and pairs well with every other offering at this summit. Not a shelter director or manager? No problem; we invite anyone in the animal shelter space to join us on this journey!

Track Coaches:

Lead Coach: Cindy Karsten, DVM, Director of Outreach at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Co-Coach: Ivy Ruiz, Outreach Specialist at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Fast Track Schedule:

Thursdays (and on-demand after)

  • March 30th, 9 AM PT​
  • April 20th, 9 AM PT​
  • May 4th, 9 AM PT
  • May 18th, 9 AM PT

Optional Office Hours:

Thursdays (and some on-demand after)

  • April 13th, 9 AM PT
  • April 27th, 9 AM PT
  • May 11th, 9 AM PT
  • May 25th, 9 AM PT

Register for the Fast Track Zoom Meetings:


About Fast Tracks from Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge Learniverse:

Ready to make change happen? Choose one or more of the five eight-week Fast Tracks and start doing—with support! Sprint from idea to implementation and ongoing improvement by connecting with coaches and fellow participants along the way.

Join a Fast Track to get guidance from your coach in four one-hour live Zoom meetings over the weeks of 3/27, 4/17, 5/1, and 5/15, and pop in for optional office hours during off-weeks.

Fast Track participation is open to everyone, no application required.  Just click on the name of the Fast Track you are interested in below and you’ll get access to all of the meetings in that track. 

Attendance at any of the meetings or office hours is optional to make it easy for you to attend what you can.  Live meetings will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after each meeting ends.

WEBSITE LINK:  http://sheltermedicine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtdumppzosHtV9whKkEVbdWk5QBA4WUM8Q