Pet Supply and Demand

Determine a way to quantify supply and demand in America to create efficiencies in flow of animals from city to city. Develop a way to overcome obstacles that exist to movement of pets.


Kara Pollard with a dog in front of an airplane. Kara is wearing a black puffer jacket and jeans.
Kara Pollard
Abbie Moore
Clare Callison headshot with dog
Clare Callison

Aaron Guggemos
Aaron Klein
Abbie Moore
Adam Lamb
Amelia Funghi
Angela Prodrick
April Huntsman
Asher Belden
Ashley Okola
Brandi Priest
Breanne Bolt
Brittany Uomoleale
Chris Roy
Clare Callison
Colleen Harrington
Desiree Roberts
EC Michaels
Edward Boks
Ellen Jefferson, DVM
Erica Beard
Erin Hawes
Faleasea Fee Rucker
Guinn Friedman
Holly Guild
Jaime Ritenburgh
Jamie Hunter
Jeanine Foucher
Jennifer L. Jenkins
Jennifer Turner
Jeremy Colborn
Jess Outten
Jessica Grimes
Joanne Jacobs
Justin Hadel
Kara Pollard
Karen Walsh
Kay Stout
Kristin Seaman
Kyla Young
Lauren Leffakis
Meaghan Colville
Michael Buffa
Michael Suttles
Rachael Wondra
Sarah Quintanilla
Sean Furmage
Stephanie Frommer
Stephanie Jones
Tammi Armstrong
Tessa Yu
Tracy Thompson


The Supply and Demand working group is finalizing the survey that will go out to the Pilot organizations to get a better understanding of the transport and adoption barriers that exist in the organizations and where the groups need the most support. The group is also focused on collecting and organizing the best practices and resources available for both transport and eliminating adoption barriers.

The supply and demand group is finalizing their survey to gather more information about the adoption and transport programs in the pilot organizations. Both the adoption and transport subgroups have started researching, compiling, and categorizing all the best practice resources that exist when it comes to transport and adoptions. A gap analysis will then be completed to determine which pilot initiatives this group will focus on.

The supply and demand working group is working on the research aspect of this project, gathering information about the Tier 1 and 2 pilot organizations to get a gauge of where they are with their transport and adoption programs. We also have a few members that are focusing on gathering all the relevant resources such as protocols, best practice documents, and webinars to put in one place. In the next couple of months, our group will be doing a gap analysis of what is missing from these resources in order to best customize support for the pilot organizations.

The Pet Supply & Demand group has divided into two working subgroups. The first group is focused on how to solve for supply & demand challenges through transport. The second group is focused on how to solve for supply and demand through local adoptions. The entire group is currently working on strategic planning through creating a mission, vision statement, as well as deliverables. The group is starting to compile and analyze the common challenges that face our industry when it comes to transport and adoptions. Everything from the lack of transport data to discriminatory adoption practices is being analyzed, and the group will then start systematically working through the list to create innovative solutions that can be implemented in the various pilot organizations.

We have broken out into two subgroups to 1) determine what it would take to solve for supply/demand through national transport and 2) determine what it would take to solve for supply/demand locally.  During these breakout sessions we are discussing obstacles for current transport programs and proposed solutions to solve these challenges. The goal is to create resources for Tier 1 and Tier organizations to use and to solve for the obstacles and inefficiencies that sometimes occur with transport programs. The Supply & Demand Working Group is also focusing on local solutions. We are meeting to focus on how to provide the most effective support to the Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations when it comes to breaking down barriers to adoption, and creating a welcoming environment that encourages the local community to adopt.