Everything I Know About Resilience I Learned from My Shelter Dog

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Recorded On: 10/27/2020

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We've all faced challenges in our time in animal welfare, but 2020 has brought many of us to a whole new definition of "roll-over!" How can we muster the strength to keep doing the work on behalf of the animals we love so much? Be inspired by them, of course! In this presentation, we'll talk about what we can learn from some of the most moving shelter dogs about resilience, stress as adaptation, and quality of life for pets and the people that care for them.

This webinar has been pre-approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

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‚ÄčEmily Grossheider, CAWA

Chief Innovation Officer, Dogs Playing for Life

After graduating from University of California, Santa Barbara, Emily accepted a position at Dog Adoption and Welfare Group where she increased adoptions over 100%. Following her tenure at DAWG, Emily became the Director of the Santa Ynez Humane Society. In her ongoing efforts to improve the training of her staff and ultimately enrich the lives of the animals in her charge, Emily met the Dogs Playing for Life team, which she enthusiastically joined as Director of Development in 2015. Since then, Emily has earned accreditation as a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA), been promoted to Chief Innovation Officer at DPFL, and earned a Masters in Public Administration, with an emphasis in nonprofit management. 

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