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 – 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.

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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

Webinar – 4/4/23 – Quick! Hit PAUSE: Using Controlled Setups for Reactive Dogs with Suzanne Clothier – PPG (fee applies)

Virtual

PPG Presents (fee applies): This webinar dives into what you need to know to help reactive dogs through carefully controlled set-ups. If you’ve ever wished for a PAUSE button on life to help your dog, this webinar is for you. The practical information provided will help you create successful training moments. Find out why so many clients and their dogs have benefited from this sensible approach to thin slicing for success.

$30 – $35

Webinar – 4/4/23 – Connecting the Dots in Civil and Criminal Justice: Protecting People by Focusing on Animal Abuse – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: This webinar will: introduce seven distinct Links between animal abuse and other family violence; show how recognizing animal welfare issues helps resolve challenges in animal cruelty and civil cases; offer guidelines for court officials; and review professional and legislative responses to The Link that benefit not only Man’s Best Friend… but also Man (and especially Woman).

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

Webinar – 4/5/23 – The Importance of Transparency in Sheltering and Rescue – PPG (fee applies)

Virtual

PPG Presents (fee applies): Much like the lack of transparency in dog training, there's also a lack of transparency in sheltering and rescue organizations. This webinar will review key questions adopters, donors and those looking to support organizations should look for, red flags to be aware of and how organizations can improve their transparency with the public

$20 – $25

Online Course – Starts 4/6/23 – The Thinking Dog: Cognition and its Role in Behavior – IAABC (fee applies)

Virtual

IAABC Presents (fee applies): This course will guide you through those intangible, invisible mental processes that influence behavior. It includes fascinating cognitive capabilities such as understanding time and concepts, reasoning, self-awareness, and consciousness. All of these abilities combine to form the mental experience of an animal, and understanding that experience is critical to understanding behavior!

$165 – $300

Webinar Series – 4/6/23 and 5/5/23 – Take Charge to Make Change: Policy Advocacy for Network Partners – Best Friends

Virtual

Best Friends Presents: In this new webinar series, the Best Friends advocacy team sits down to discuss topics around policy, advocacy, and grassroots efforts for animal welfare organizations. The series aims to provide information to help you save lives in your everyday work. Topics covered include working with elected officials, lobbying, fundraising, data, coalitions, strategic plans, and more.

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

Webinar – 4/7/23 – Adopt All Your Kittens in a Day: How to Hold a Low-Stress Event – ASPCAPro

Virtual

ASPCAPro Presents: During this webinar, you'll get their time-tested recommendations for how to plan and execute an adoption event that's low on stress but high on adoptions. You'll get ideas for marketing to increase adopter turnout, plus suggestions for how to effectively use your space and an appointment-based event to improve the adopter experience, increase the quality of adoptions, and reduce stress for everyone involved. Get ready to host your own mega-adoption event and save more lives!

Free

Online Event – 4/8/23 – Online Behavior Day – Community Cats Podcast (fee applies)

Virtual

Community Cats Podcast Presents (fee applies): Join Community Cats Podcast for our annual Online Behavior Day, featuring some of the animal welfare industry’s most trusted authorities on feline behavior who will offer a variety of workshops on cat behavior concerns, from vet visits and enrichment to litter box and multi-cat household issues.

$20

Webinar – 4/11/23 – Community Policing Lessons for Animal Protection – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: Animals can play a critical role in fostering trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Building upon fundamental concepts of a community-oriented policing model, this course will review relevant applications in animal protection, including tips for positive interactions, creative community partnerships, and dynamic problem-solving in the field.

Free

Online Event – 4/11/23 – The Roundtable: Dog Breeds: Implications for Behavior, Adopter Expectations & Legislation – The AAWA

Virtual

The AAWA Presents: Researchers at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School studied the relationship between dog breed and behavior. Using their research as a kickoff point, a panel of experts will discuss the realities of identifying dog breeds, the expectations these IDs cause shelter staff and adopters to have, and implications for behavior, training, and legislation. This discussion was originally conducted at The Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement (2022) and the roundtable will continue the exploration of dog breed IDs.

Free

Webinar – 4/11/23 – Crisis Sheltering for Pets: Keeping People and Pets Together – HASS

Virtual

HASS Presents: There are times when someone can’t take care of their pet on a temporary basis, because of a medical emergency, loss of housing, or another short-term crisis. The traditional sheltering response is to permanently separate the pet from their owner, but more and more organizations are providing crisis sheltering instead—boarding the pet at the shelter, or placing them in a foster home, for a limited amount of time. How does crisis sheltering work, and how can you get started? We’ve gathered experts from multiple crisis sheltering organizations and programs for a live panel discussion that will leave you inspired.

Free