Profile Mike Kaviani

Mike Kaviani

Chief Program Officer, Dogs Playing for Life

Mike Kaviani recently joined Dogs Playing for Life as the Chief Program Officer. He is the former director of Orange County Animal Care. He began working with shelter animals at the Irvine Animal Care Center in California when he was 18. His “3rd Chance for Pets Program” received national recognition when IACC was given the 2007 Shelter of the Year award primarily due to this program. In 2010, Mike became the Director of Training and Behavior at the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. At SASF, he worked under the guidance of Aimee Sadler, and together their work resulted in the shelter consistently reaching one of the highest save rates in the country. Mike has been a Dogs Playing for Life Team Member and part of the program’s development throughout his work with Aimee.

Sunday Mar 1st, 2020

Behavior Dogs Alive: Solving Eight Common Behaviors that Happen in Shelters

Clock Icon3:20 pm - 4:00 pm
Map Icon Capitol E, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

What can common shelter behaviors in dogs show us about their needs and wants? How can daily enrichment and foster care help us manage behaviors seen in sheltered dogs? Leave with practical and manageable solutions for common behaviors and increase your lifesaving, immediately.


Big Dog Roundtable

Clock Icon5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol A-C, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Get a chance to talk about your big dog challenges with experts from the field. Intended for shelter managers, behavior managers, foster innovators and ACOs.


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