An important part of creating your pet program is determining how your program will operate from the pet’s arrival to their exit. A well-planned program will help you overcome many hurdles!
CREATING PROGRAM STRUCTURE & OPERATIONS
When housing at a human services organizations, there’s a lot to consider when determining your program structure and how it will operate – from who cares for pets to creating your backup plans. Let’s talk through your program from pet arrival to exit. As always, it’s important to work with your collaborative partners to determine what works best.
ANIMAL SHELTER TEMPORARY CARE PROTOCOLS
Whether off-site housing is your primary or backup plan, we’ve got some tips and tools for you and your collaborative partners to consider when determining your structure and protocols. A well-thought-out plan will help keep everyone involved safe – including staff, fosters, and pets.
EDUCATING YOUR PEOPLE & PETS
Education is an important part of a successful pet program. We’ll walk through some important aspects of this, including educating program participants, staff, and even the pets! Spoiler alert: providing at least some basic training for pets will help with obtaining long-term housing!
INSURING YOUR PROGRAM
We know that insuring a pet program at a human services organization can be a concern, but we’ll share some insights with you to make the process easier.
”While there were a lot of fears during the initial planning and implementation of the program, we were able to work through each concern with careful planning and support for the shelter staff.
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