Adoption Requirements vs. Open Adoptions: a Conversation

January 18, 2022

Fenced yards, vet checks, home visits…are these restrictive adoption requirements standing in the way of pets getting adopted into loving homes? The evidence shows open, barrier-free adoptions lead to the same positive outcomes—while saving more animals.

If you’re considering a change to your adoption process but don’t know where to start, listen to this face-to-face conversation led by Abbie Moore, CEO of to learn how to increase adoptions, connect more pets with people, and solve adoption program challenges. Abbie was joined by panelists Clare Callison, Maddie’s® Director of National Pet Supply and Demand at American Pets Alive!; Allison Cardona, Deputy Director of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control; Stephanie Frommer, Senior Director of Operations at Humane Rescue Alliance; Luis Quintanilla, Executive Director of Humane Society of Harlingen; and Alisha Vianello, Program Director at Gateway Pet Guardians.

This conversation is for you whether you are new to the concept of open adoptions, are examining your adoption process, or have concerns about open adoptions. It’s not just for shelters, either—foster-based rescue groups are invited to tune in. Hear a fresh, innovative perspective from this panel of experts.

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