Participants will learn how to responsibly place shelter dogs and cats into homes with other pets. As shelter populations change and organizations increasingly become a safety net for animals who may have behavioral challenges, we see an increase in animals restricted from living with other pets, causing lengths of stay to rise to months or even years while we search for these elusive placements. Seventy-seven percent of families already have at least one pet at home, which means finding an adoptive or foster home without other animals is exceedingly rare. Preventing restrictions will result in more animals integrated successfully into homes.

Continuing education

The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers: This session has been approved for 1 CEU for trainers for CCPDT accreditation.

National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA): This sessions has been approved for the same amount of credit hours as its length.

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC): This sessions has been approved for 1 lecture hour of CEUs.


  • Lindsay Hamrick | Director of Shelter Outreach and Engagement, the Humane Society of the United States

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