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This is a place for collaboration between all parties involved with keeping people and pets in crisis together. Here you can learn how other groups are successfully running similar programs and find out directly from them. We encourage you to read our group rules and introduce yourself in the Welcome forum. if you wish to stay anonymous, that's okay! We still require you to register with a nickname and email (which stays private) to interact in the forum. Join our community now to ask questions and chime in with your own experiences. If you subscribe for email notifications, be sure to check your spam folder the first few times.
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Let's discuss "why" starting a pet program is so important in helping people and their pets find safety and healing together. We'll cover topics like the "Link" between human and animal violence and the human-animal bond.
We think collaboration is foundational to creating a successful pet program because it brings together your community experts to work together. Whether you're looking for "who" to collaborate or looking for suggestions on how to get others on board, we're here to discuss!
Let's be honest, this can be one of the most exciting phases of creating your pet program - let that creative energy flow! You can talk with Rescue Rebuild's construction and design experts here but you'll also have the opportunity to connect with other organizations like yourself!
Our mantra: there's no one right way to operate your pet program! We've offered some "things to consider" in the training handbook and website, but we want you to ask the experts who are already running their pet programs for their insights.
Since the shelter environment is always a temporary housing solution, we need to prepare residents and their pets for their future lives together. There are constructive steps we can take to better prepare them for the world.
This is a space to share your biggest successes from your pet program. We all understand how important pets are to people and specific stories can especially help other organizations feel the impact they could have in their community.
"If you build it, they will come". Whether you're coming from the human services or animal services side of things, creating a pet program to help both people and their pets, will open you up to a new donor demographic! Let's talk all things fundraising here.