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 – 3/19/23 – 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

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

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

Webinar – 3/23/23 – Pregnancy and Birth: Caring for Pregnant and Nursing Cats and their Kittens – National Kitten Coalition

Virtual

National Kitten Coalition Presents: Pregnant queens with their tiny baby kittens are already arriving in many parts of our country – and in some places, the kitten season never stops! These moms and their babies need trained fosters to save their lives. Have you thought about fostering a mom with kittens? Have you fostered already, but would like to know more? Join us for this free training!

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