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K. Holden Svirsky

Your divisional chair and a member of PPG’s Steering Committee

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The goal of the Shelter & Rescue Division is to develop tools and resources to help support those who work for or represent animal shelters and rescues.

PPG’s discounted Rescue Membership level provides access to all the benefits, educational resources and tools of a professional membership, including materials to share with adopters.

As a rescue member of PPG, you get exclusive access to these popular PPG programs:

  • Divisional Meetups
  • Project tRade
  • Feline Lounge
  • Scholarships
  • Positive Bookworm book club
  • Scholarly Circle academic paper review group

You also get discounts on PPG’s Pet Dog Ambassador program, Doggone safe, the application fees for Pet Professional Accreditation Board credentials, and PPG webinars and events, as well as special offers from our corporate partners and free access to loads of resources to support you, your shelter or rescue, and your adopters.

    Our Pet Rescue Resource is an online toolkit for shelters and rescues to improve the adoption and retention rates of homeless pets. The website includes articles, step-by-step training plans and videos designed to support staff and volunteers in addressing common behavior and welfare issues. 

    Click here or on the Pet Rescue Resource logo to visit the website, and be sure to check the site often as we continue to add resources.

    Pet Rescue Resource logo

    We welcome you—please join PPG today! Click on “Join PPG” in the top menu bar and choose “Pet Professional Membership” from the drop-down menu, then choose Shelter & Rescue Membership from the list of membership options.

    Pet owners can join PPG for FREE! Click on “Pet Owners” in the second menu bar and choose “Pet Owner Membership” from the drop-down menu. As a pet owner member of PPG, you get access to several exclusive areas of our website, lots of helpful resources and educational materials, and incredible vendor discounts.

    After signing up to join PPG, please take a moment to visit the Shock-Free Coalition and sign the shock-free pledge. Thank you! As always, the Pet Professional Guild remains committed to providing programs, networking opportunities and resources that empower professionals and pet owners to provide the quality care that all pets deserve. 

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