In this session, participants will learn how to responsibly place shelter dogs and cats into homes with other animals. Current trends reveal that shelters often will not adopt animals to people who already have pets. However, because so many prospective adopters already have animals in their homes, this restriction is a leading cause of long lengths of stay for shelter and rescue animals. We will provide instructions for safely integrating animals into new homes with resident pets. If shelters eliminate this type of adoption restriction, we will be able to successfully integrate more homeless animals into loving homes.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit for NACA members.


  • Lindsay Hamrick | Director of Policy, Companion Animals, The Humane Society of the United States

Friday, May 8 | 3:15 to 4:15pm Behavior Standard

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