February 2, 2021
Categories: Events

Starting today and through the end of the month, we are hosting eight huddles that focus on Return to Home practices. While these huddles are meant to be used as part of the No Place Like Home Challenge preparation, anyone can participate and learn more about Return to Home (traditionally known as Return to Owner).

Held every Tuesday and Thursday in February, these huddles will have a 20-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute Q&A session (except for the one on technology, which will have four speakers and run a little longer). All huddles will be hosted by Return to Home expert, Gina Knepp. Be sure to register for any that you’re interested in, and come with questions for the speakers!  

Week 1:  

Cultural Embrace of Return to Home with Joshua Fisher (Charlotte-Mecklenberg Animal Services) and Ed Jamison (Dallas Animal Services)
Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00am PT 

Website Must-haves with Teri Rockhold (Fresno Humane) and Tracy Mohr (City of Chico)
Thursday, February 4 at 1:00pm PT 

Week 2:

Microchipping with Cindy Machado (Marin Humane Society) and Shyanne Shull (Washoe County Regional Animal Services) 
Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00am PT

Technology Essentials with Ryan Hinderman (Frontstreet Animal Services), Mark Sloat (Austin Animal Center), Jessica Schleder (Adoptimize) and Chelsea Staley (Petco Foundation – Finding Rover) 
Thursday, February 11 at 1:00pm PT (please note this Huddle will be approximately 60-80 minutes instead of 40 minutes.)

Week 3:

Return in Field with April Moore (KC Pet Project) and Amy-Jo Sites (Fort Wayne ACC)
Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00am PT

Working with the Community with Bethany Colonnese (San Antonio Animal Care) and Ann Dunn (Oakland Animal Services)
Thursday, February 18 at 1:00pm PT

Week 4:

Laws and Regulations with Adam Ricci (Palm Valley) and Chris Fitzgerald (City of Rochester) 
Tuesday, February 23 at 10:00am PT

Other (anything else that may be helpful!) 
Thursday, February 25 at 1:00pm PT

Learn more about these huddles and register for them now.