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Petfinder Adoption Options Podcast

Petfinder Adoption Options Podcast

By Petfinder
Welcome to the Petfinder Adoption Options Podcast! Each week I’m going to be interviewing some of the best teachers in animal welfare to ultimately help your organization get more pets adopted!
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Hiring and Retention in Animal Welfare, with Alisha Vianello

Petfinder Adoption Options Podcast

Hiring and Retention in Animal Welfare, with Alisha Vianello

Petfinder Adoption Options Podcast

All About Adoptions with PetSmart Charities
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:  More information on removing adoption barriers:
August 31, 2020
Hiring and Retention in Animal Welfare, with Alisha Vianello
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! 
August 19, 2020
Collaboration Between Animal Welfare and Human Services Organizations, with Kim Wolf
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.
August 13, 2020
Cat Behavior and Enrichment with Pam Hill, That Cat Girl
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:
July 10, 2020
More Than Dog Beds: Kuranda Shelter Beds
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.
June 24, 2020
Rabbit Enrichment with Dr. Annie Valuska
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
June 2, 2020
How to Combat Compassion Fatigue? Compassionate Badassery - Jessica Dolce
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:
May 26, 2020
Dogs Playing for Life: Emily Grossheider
Today we chat with Emily Grossheider, the Chief Innovation Officer for Dogs Playing for Life. Learn about her career, Dogs Playing for Life, and how to get your organization started with playgroups!
May 19, 2020
Crisis Fundraising with Sandy Rees: Get Fully Funded!
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!
May 12, 2020
Top Fundraising Tips with the Petfinder Foundation
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 
May 4, 2020
The Petfinder Adoption Options Podcast, hosted by Katie Schmuke
March 18, 2020