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.
- Lindsay Hamrick, CPDT-KA | Director of Shelter Outreach & Engagement, the Humane Society of the United States
Wednesday, April 21 | 1:35 to 2:20pm Behavior Standard