Join us for the final episode of Season 1 of the Adoption Options Podcast! We sit down with Steve Kaufman from PetSmart Charities to talk about how to become an Adoption Partner, the effect of COVID-19 on adoptions, and how to overcome some barriers to adoption.
Link to PetSmart Charities: https://petsmartcharities.org/
More information on removing adoption barriers: https://www.maddiesfund.org/removing-barriers-to-adoption-learning-track.htm
Today's episode features Alisha Vianello, who has over 10 years of experience in HR. She talks to us about attracting quality candidates and helpful strategies for keeping those employees! Perhaps one of the most important topics we touch on is how to engage volunteers when you don't have enough staff!
This week we are joined by Kim Wolf, founder of Beyond Breed and overall inspiring human. Kim has background in both human services and animal welfare organizations, so today we sit down and talk about how those organizations can best work together to not only help pets, but the people who love them as well.
This week's episode features Pam Hill, a cat behaviorist who works with cat owners as well as many shelters and rescues. Our conversation starts out by talking about enrichment, but we dive deeper into moving past enrichment and into the idea of meeting cats' behavioral needs.
Pam's website: https://www.thatcatgirl.com/
This week we sit down with Molly Harding from Kuranda ShelterBeds! She tells us about why beds are so important for animals quality of life, how she got started and how their business is about so much more than dog beds.
Dr. Annie Valuska is an animal behaviorist at Purina. She has an extensive background in rabbit behavior and enrichment, and today she shares her top tips to help rabbits THRIVE while in your care! While earning her PhD, Dr. Annie studied improving the welfare of laboratory rabbits, and she has so much knowledge to share.
Her book recommendations: House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit by Marinell Harriman, Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature by Margo DeMello and Susan E. Davis
This week I have the honor of chatting with Jessica Dolce about compassion fatigue. Jessica is so inspiring and has some great advice for those of us currently struggling with burnout and compassion fatigue, as well as those of us who find this topic interesting! Jessica's website: jessicadolce.com
This week's interview is with Sandy Rees, the Chief Encouragement Officer at Get Fully Funded. After listening, you'll be able to walk away with some concrete tips to start implementing at your organization ASAP. If you enjoy what you hear, please subscribe and give this podcast a rating on your podcast platform!
In this week's episode, we connect with Emily Fromm from the Petfinder Foundation, where she shares her top tips for successful fundraising. To learn more about the Petfinder Foundation, visit www.petfinderfoundation.com