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Boosting Positive Outcomes: Antidotes to Fear, Bias and Saviorism

From streamlining the adoption process to save staff time, improve adopters’ experience and increase positive outcomes by 300% (with no increase in returns!), to introducing innovative programming that welcomes community members and promotes fear-free, connection-driven culture among shelter teams, your peers from California and beyond share what they’ve learned.

The Cal 4 All Top Ten (approx.)

Here are some of our absolute favorite resources at the moment from around the web.

Sample Website

Home page of All Paws, the sample shelter website

Your website is likely to be the first place people in your community go when looking for information about you. Are you making the most of that opportunity to help people before they even reach your doors?

We’ve created a sample  website that includes language you can copy, adapt to your own needs and paste into your shelter’s website.

Coming soon: a translation of the site’s text into Spanish.

Cal4All Call Recordings

Cal4All Calls occur every other Tuesday of each month, alternating between a presentation/discussion format and a coaching/office hours format. Below you can find recordings of short presentations (a half-hour max) made during the calls.

Panelists Jessica Lopez, Miguel Ruelas, and Suliana Lutin talk with Nadia Oseguera-Ramon
Panelists Jessica Lopez, Miguel Ruelas, and Suliana Lutin discuss how we can partner with current and potential Latine pet owners, community cat caregivers, fosters, and volunteers, to bring and keep more pets and people together and out of shelters.
Title slide from Petco Love Lost presentation. White text on blue background with Monica at top right and cartoon of a cat and dog at lower right.
Monica Dangler (Director of Animal Services) and Kaitlyn Pappas (Pet Support Coordinator) of Pima Animal Care Center share how they nearly doubled RTO after transitioning their lost and found listings to the free Petco Love Lost website.
screenshot showing HOAP purpose with photo of cats in carriers, with Jenna in a window at top right.
Jenna Topper (Animal Services Coordinator) and Phillip Zimmerman (Animal Care Services Manager) talk about HOAP, the Homeless Outreach and Assistance Program launched in May 2022 by Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento.

Roundtable Recordings

In this series of four dynamic roundtable conversations, frontline workers leading change across California and the country will highlight collaborative approaches to removing barriers that come between people and pets and dish on creative solutions they’re implementing now to ensure pets spend more nights at home, not in the shelter.

Cait in screengrab from Roundtable 1 video
From streamlining the adoption process to save staff time, improve adopters’ experience and increase positive outcomes by 300% (with no increase in returns!), to introducing innovative programming that welcomes community members and promotes fear-free, connection-driven culture among shelter teams, your peers from California and beyond share what they’ve learned.
video still from Roundtable 2
In this roundtable, panelists share high-impact initiatives, from culturally competent translations to humane education programming that honors the diversity of the human-animal bond.
Screenshot showing moderator Allison Cardona and the four panelists in a Zoom window
At our third roundtable, Donell Randolph, Kristen Hassen, Lori Weise, and Rita Ortiz explored how we can better support people and pets in the community at every level.
Our fourth and final More Pets and People Together Roundtable was filled with Return to Home ideas and wins, from welcoming community members as Pet Pals and Pet Detectives to sharing Chameleon-generated Found Pet flyers.

Capacity for Care (C4C) Score Chart

This chart helps you identify if (and if so, how much) you’re over capacity in the areas of Housing, Care and Conditions, Health and Welfare, and Staffing.