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

Online Course – Starts 3/9/23 – Shelter Dog Training Mentorship with Sue Alexander – Shelter Behavior Hub (fee applies)

Virtual

Shelter Behavior Hub Presents (fee applies): New course, starting March 9, with Instructor: Sue Alexander CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, assisted by Trish McMillan, MSc and special guests!  Shelter Dog Training Mentorship is a ground-breaking comprehensive course that focuses on how to train dogs. This course takes you from recognizing and addressing stress in dogs though teaching dogs specific skills, and changing emotional responses.

$595

Webinar – 3/9/23 – Maddie’s Insights: Treatment Options for Canine Fears and Anxiety – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: Dr. Nicholas Dodman, DVM, DACVA, DACVB, and Ian Dinwoodie will discuss the results of their recent publication concerning optimal treatments for various canine behavior issues related to fear and anxiety. Viewers will learn which behavior professional to consult for the best chance of success with each individual fear and anxiety behavior problem, the best behavior modification techniques to be employed for each problem, and more.

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

Online Event – 3/14/23 – Spring 2023 Shelter Summit and Fast Tracks – Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge

Virtual

Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Presents: The Spring 2023 Shelter Summit and Fast Tracks will give you the opportunity to learn by doing, create the change you want to see at your shelter, and go further together with your colleagues in the industry with the support of expert coaches. Register now to maximize your resources and set yourself and your shelter up to thrive during kitten season and beyond!

Free

Webinar – 3/16/23 – Fight/Flight But What About The Forgotten Fawn? – PPG (fee applies)

Virtual

PPG Presents (fee applies): In this webinar, we'll explore what fawning is, why it happens, and how it can impact our dogs' lives. We'll discuss how fawning can develop as a survival strategy in response to abusive or neglectful situations, and why it can be difficult to recognize and address as dog owners. We'll also explore how fawning can contribute to anxiety, fear, and behavioral issues in dogs, and discuss strategies to build coping skills to aid rehabilitation.

$30 – $35

Webinar – 3/16/23 – Fundraising Tactics, Tips, and Ideas for Municipal and Non-Profit Animal Welfare Agencies – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: This course is perfect for those just getting started in creating a program or for those who want to increase their efficacy with new ideas. We will discuss all types of fundraising and outreach programs including but not limited to grants, individual giving, social media, events, engaging staff and volunteers, and more. Perfect part 2 for the Yes, you can Fundraise! Fundraising for Animal Welfare Government Agencies course held on Jan 26.

Free

Webinar – 3/16/23 – Pressure On Pressure Off: The Hidden World of Negative Reinforcement – FDSA (fee applies)

Virtual

FDSA Presents (fee applies): This webinar will cover what negative reinforcement is and how it works, the related concepts of pressure, release, & relief, human & animal examples in the real world, the possible fallout & ethical issues associated with -R, and several basic training protocols. So get your training nerd hat on and come geek out with me about negative reinforcement!

$19.95

Webinar – 3/16/23 – Pawsitively Thriving: Strategies for Work-Life Balance in Animal Welfare – HASS

Virtual

HASS Presents: Join Lindsay Hamrick, Director of Shelter Outreach & Engagement with the Humane Society of the United States, to learn why work-life balance can be difficult in animal welfare and practical tips for organizations and individuals to identify barriers to achieving better balance. Attendees will learn strategies to create boundaries between their professional and personal lives, affording time for individualized self-care and wellness while still meeting the needs of the mission.

Free

Webinar – 3/16/23 – Aging in the Dog: Foundations of Canine Geriatric Medicine – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary, 1-hour, VETgirl–Loyal webinar, Dr. Brennen McKenzie will review the fundamental principles of canine aging – how and why dogs age, when a dog should be considered geriatric, and what approaches we should take to extend lifespan and healthspan in companion dogs. Tune in for a systematic approach to assessing and managing common age-associated diseases and clinical problems!

Free

Webinar – 3/18/23 – Trapper’s Tips and Tricks – Community Cats Podcast

Virtual

Community Cats Podcast and Neighborhood Cats Present: Drawing from over 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.

Free

Webinar – 3/18/23 – Functional Analyses and Reinforcement-Based Treatments for Mouthing in Dogs – PPG (fee applies)

Virtual

PPG Presents (fee applies): The most common cause of companion dog relinquishment and non-medical euthanasia is problem behavior. Many animal behavior professionals utilize descriptive assessments, functional assessments, or medical assessments to try and identify the functions of problem behavior in order to target those functions in behavior modification protocols. However, studies have demonstrated differences in accuracy and efficiency between functional assessments and functional analyses.

$30 – $35

Webinar – 3/19/23 – Tapeworms of Dogs and Cats: Same Tapeworms, New Challenges – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary,1-hour, VETgirl–Elanco webinar, Dr. Brian Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM will discuss common tapeworms of dogs and cats, but are they all the same? Since tapeworms can be relatively difficult to diagnose and sometimes treat, it’s time to look a little closer at the common species that we find in dogs and cats. Tune in to learn species similarities and differences, the spread of certain species and the possible emerging threat to public health.

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

Online Conference – 3/21/23 to 3/23/23 – Co-Sheltering Conference 2023 – My Dog Is My Home (fee applies)

Virtual

My Dog Is My Home Presents (fee applies): Join us March 21-23, 2023 to learn, share, and collaborate on emerging practices in co-sheltering people and animals together. This year’s theme is “Changing Systems. Changing Lives. Creating a world with equitable access to homes for people and their animals.”

$35 – $125

Online Conference – 3/21/23 to 3/23/23 – Co-Sheltering Conference 2023 – My Dog Is My Home (fee applies)

Virtual

My Dog Is My Home Presents (fee applies): Join us March 21-23, 2023 to learn, share, and collaborate on emerging practices in co-sheltering people and animals together. This year’s theme is “Changing Systems. Changing Lives. Creating a world with equitable access to homes for people and their animals.”

$35 – $125

Online Conference – 3/22/23 – Free Virtual Conference: The Accidental Marketer – Network for Good

Virtual

Network for Good Presents: In this conference, we’ve brought together four, amazing, female thought-leaders to help you through your challenges with marketing in fundraising. We’ll have sessions on how to create an effective email program, manage marketing with a small staff, how to better brand your nonprofit, and how to generate email leads using social media.

Free