Clare Callison

Maddie’s® Canine Lifesaving Advisor, American Pets Alive!

Clare Callison is the Canine Lifesaving Advisor for American Pets Alive!’s Maddie’s® Academy. She teaches Austin’s no kill model to hundreds of animal welfare leaders each year from all over the country. She teaches the Systematic Canine Lifesaving Masterclass, Dog Matchmaker, and the Volunteer Dog Handling Apprenticeships for American Pets Alive!. Before coming to Austin, she was the Director of Operations for San Antonio Pets Alive! for five years where she managed the lifesaving teams including intake, medical, adoptions, transport, and the mass marketing of urgent dogs on the euthanasia list. She helped develop the largest northern transport program in San Antonio which targets the most at risk population in the municipal shelter – large dogs. Because of her heavy involvement, San Antonio has gone from a 28 percent save rate to 90 percent over three years. Clare enjoys helping others seek lifesaving solutions to common challenges that exist in working in a high-volume, fast-paced rescue environment.

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