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Animal shelters have come a long way since the days of "Lady and the Tramp"-type pounds and that's largely due to the advancements being made to help train and educate shelter directors and their staff. Learn how to help your career and benefit the animals you care for with specialized training geared towards the animal welfare professional.

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  • 105 Careers for Animal Lovers

    Many who would like to begin work in the animal field or shift gears midway through their careers may not be aware of the dozens of opportunities available. 

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Policies & Programs


  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers

    The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.

  • American College of Animal Welfare

    The American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW) is now an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization.

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