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).

Know of any event that we are missing that you think should be shown here? 

EMAIL US at events@sheltermedportal.com

Webinar – 3/25/23 – For Dog’s sake, can you stop that? Canine-Friendly Body Language Improvements for Humans – Dogs Playing for Life

Virtual

Dogs Playing for Life Presents: In this session, we will focus on the HUMAN handling that contributes to unwanted behavior, even “aggression”. Get ready to rethink your approach as we reveal the common and widely accepted and taught handling errors that set dogs up for failure. Through extensive video examples, we will demonstrate alternative handling techniques that help dogs to trust and thrive!

Free

Online Meeting – Mondays – Weekly Community Conversations #ThanksToMaddie – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: Maddie’s Fund hosts a weekly 50-minute Zoom call for animal well-being professionals. These calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond.

Free

Zoom Meeting – 3/28/23 to 5/16/23 – Summit Fast Track: How to Make Your Shelter Software Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder – Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge

Virtual

Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Is what your shelter software has to say getting lost in translation? Start transforming numbers and patterns in your intake and outcome reports into concrete benefits for animals and staff. Discover how to increase live release and lower length of stay based on information you already have at your fingertips.

Free

Online Seminar – 3/22/23 and 3/28/23 – Sexual Harassment Prevention Education and Training – CVMA (fee applies)

Virtual

CVMA Presents (fee applies): The first hour of the webinar will be for all employees (supervisors and non-supervisors). There will be a 15-minute break followed by the second hour of the webinar for supervisors only so that they can receive a full two hours of training.

$20 – $60

Webinar – 3/28/23 – Supporting Both Ends of the Leash: What Community Support Looks Like in a HASS Pilot Shelter – HASS

Virtual

HASS Presents: We know that people and pets need support to stay together through challenging times—but how can you identify the support your community needs and how your organization can facilitate it? That’s what this webinar is all about! Amanda Gatten, KC Pet Project’s Director of Community Programs, will share what a comprehensive, flexible, effective community support program looks like at a HASS pilot shelter, with ideas and tips for other organizations to steal.

Free

Zoom Meeting – 3/29/23 to 5/17/23 – Summit Fast Track: Proven Barrier-Busting Strategies That Send Animals Home – Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge

Virtual

Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Uncover hidden and not-so-hidden roadblocks that are keeping animals in the shelter, contributing to shelter team overwhelm and fatigue, and tying up precious resources. Discover how to clear the way to ensure more pets are reunited with their families or placed in new homes. Tap into opportunities to increase live outcomes and build relationships with potential partners, volunteers, fosters, and adopters in your community.

Free

Webinar – 3/29/23 – Predation Substitute Training – A Holistic Training Program To Stop Dogs From Chasing! – PPG (fee applies)

Virtual

PPG Presents (fee applies): Predation Substitute Training (PST) is a motivation-based and need-oriented training program, designed to stop uncontrolled predatory chasing and to provide safe outlets for our dog’s natural drive. Instead of making discipline the nagging factor that spoils the fun, this training system will help dogs and their guardians to grow as a team and go hunting together!

$30 – $35

Zoom Meeting – 3/29/23 to 5/17/23 – Summit Fast Track: Feeling Overwhelmed with Making Outcome Decisions? We can help! – Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge

Virtual

Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Shelter teams are faced daily with high-stakes outcome decisions made harder by an increasingly complex and strained system. We’ll discuss some of the issues at play and help you to develop tools to remove bottlenecks to outcomes and overcome the toughest decision-making dilemmas, from adoption to euthanasia, with transparency and compassion.

Free

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

Virtual

Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: 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!

Free

Zoom Meeting – 3/30/23 to 5/18/23 – Summit Fast Track – Coordinated Care: Ensuring Animals & People Get the Right Care in Right Place – Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge

Virtual

Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Learn progressive and collaborative ways of respecting all of the members of your community, especially those who come to us for supportive services. We’ll focus on ways to help pets stay in their current homes when possible and effectively reserve shelter intake for animals who really need to be in our care. We’ll discuss not only how these techniques can reduce shelter intakes, but also how this approach will set everyone up for success, including families, animals, and shelter team members.

Free

Webinar – 3/30/23 – Anestesia inyectable total en la sala de emergencia – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: En este webinar, de 1 hora de VETgirl Español, el Dr. Alberto L. Fernandez, DACVECC discutirá el uso de la anestesia inyectable en la Sala de Emergencia y en la Unidad de Cuidado Intensivo. Se repasarán los medicamentos disponibles, con énfasis en la farmacología y contraindicaciones de cada uno, para proveer una anestesia segura.

Free

Online Course – Deadline 3/31/23 – Spring 2023 Track Pack Application – Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge

Virtual

Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Presents: Continue learning and start implementing through our eight-week coach-led Fast Tracks (with minimal time commitment each week). Apply to join a Track Pack to unlock dedicated coaching sessions and get the extra accountability, motivation, and inspiration you need to get the impact you want. Stay on track by advancing within a tight-knit group of shelters working side-by-side with your coaches to achieve your goals.

Free

Hybrid Conference – 4/2/23 to 4/6/23 – Animal Care Expo 2023 – HSUS (fee applies)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Two Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, United States

HSUS Presents (fee applies): With eleven workshop tracks, learning labs, networking opportunities and social events, Animal Care Expo has something for everyone who cares about companion animals.

$60 – $300

Hybrid Conference – 4/2/23 to 4/6/23 – Animal Care Expo 2023 – HSUS (fee applies)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Two Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, United States

HSUS Presents (fee applies): With eleven workshop tracks, learning labs, networking opportunities and social events, Animal Care Expo has something for everyone who cares about companion animals.

$60 – $300

Online Meeting – Mondays – Weekly Community Conversations #ThanksToMaddie – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: Maddie’s Fund hosts a weekly 50-minute Zoom call for animal well-being professionals. These calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond.

Free

Online Certificate Program – Starts 4/4/23 – Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program – Marketing and Development – Humane Network/UoP (fee applies)

Virtual

Humane Network/UoP Presents (fee applies): This award-winning online certificate program provides practical information and valuable networking for current sheltering professionals, those looking to advance their career, or move into the field of animal sheltering. The program’s courses include leadership, shelter operations, community program development, animal health/clinic operations, and marketing/development.

See info

Hybrid Conference – 4/2/23 to 4/6/23 – Animal Care Expo 2023 – HSUS (fee applies)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Two Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, United States

HSUS Presents (fee applies): With eleven workshop tracks, learning labs, networking opportunities and social events, Animal Care Expo has something for everyone who cares about companion animals.

$60 – $300