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Best Friends National Conference

Connect with other animal welfare leaders and expand your knowledge on a variety of topics – all at the Best Friends National Conference! This year’s event is completely virtual, happening June 23 and 24.

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The following virtual events are designed for network partners and animal welfare organizations across the United States. Depending on the event, we provide a toolkit, messaging tips and unbranded material for your organization to use online. The best part is these events are always free to participate in and provide the opportunity to be a part of a national event to help us all save more lives. Check out the events below for more information on how to join.

Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt Day is back, and no matter where you are in the country, your organization and the pets in your care have so much to gain. What is Strut Your Mutt Day? It’s the walk and fundraising event that saves the lives of pets in communities across the country - completely virtual for 2020.

We have seen the following webinars shared in Groups on Facebook. Some of them are not affiliated with Best Friends. If you have any registration or content questions, please reach out directly to the organizers. 

Supporting Both Ends of the Leash- Join us to hear how a private veterinary practice is partnering with human health care and social workers in unique ways to support people and their pets. We'll explore how two non-profits are reaching out to their community to help keep pets and their people together using a wide range of services ranging from veterinary care, food assistance, behavior support, pet support guides, outreach events, and more.

  • Register: Wednesday, September 23 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time

2020 Fundraising Day- A virtual one-day conference to help animal nonprofits navigate fundraising in a COVID-19 world. You'll hear from animal welfare nonprofit leaders and other fundraising professionals
from across the United States on a range of topics, from engaging donors to fundraising virtually. You won't want to miss this virtual training that is sure to inspire you with new ideas to reach your fundraising goals. The event will happen on Saturday, October 17 from 10 am to 5 pm Eastern Time. The seminars will be recorded and available to watch at a later date as well. The event is just $25. To register, go to: