Matchmaking - Working with Adopters and Pets to Increase Adoptions

February 2017 by Ryan Plunkett

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 41 minutes

The Matchmaker Program at Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is designed to match the right dog to the right home.Thanks to its volunteers, fosters, and behavior team, APA! has extensive notes on many of its dogs. Their Matchmaker Program guides adopters through the information available on each dog and the adoption process and ensures safe and productive interactions between the dogs at our rescue and the public. Though emphasis on dogs as individuals and a commitment to knowing each dog as thoroughly as they can, APA! eases the process for potential adopters and is able to find homes for even the most difficult to place dogs.Learn about how this program develops and maintains cutting-edge initiatives aimed at decreasing dog length of stay and improving the success rate of adoptions. This presentation was recorded at the 2016 American Pets Alive! Conference.


About Ryan Plunkett

Ryan Plunkett is the Matchmaker Program Manager at Austin Pets Alive! With years of experience in dog behavior and training and customer service, he is committed to advancing the national No-Kill movement through programs that can bridge the divide between the public and difficult to place dogs.

 

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