Regan Goins

Maddie's Dog Foster Program Advisor for AmPA! and the Dog Foster Assistant Manager at APA!

Regan Goins is the Maddie's Dog Foster Program advisor for American Pets Alive! and the dog foster assistant manager at Austin Pets Alive!. As the dog foster assistant manager, Regan is in charge of program development and innovation. Regan started from the ground up as a kennel tech at Austin Animal Center. She grew into enrichment, adoption, counselor, and finally, behavior team, roles throughout her tenure at AAC. Right before Hurricane Harvey, Regan joined APA!'s staff, where she managed the dog foster team through a peak of 1,000 dogs in foster at one time. Regan has also pioneered APA!'s behavioral foster program and specializes in building programs to foster behavior dogs, which increases the options of long stays and behavioral cases while in care and provides them a faster road to decompression and adoption.

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Sun. February 3rd

4:15 am - 5:15 pm Map Icon Salon 4

High Volume Foster Programs for Cats and Dogs

Join us and learn how to rethink foster in terms of capacity, expand the concept of what animals should be considered for foster, and how to increase lifesaving when you offer at-risk pets for foster who are not transferred in yet.

Mon. February 4th

9:50 am - 11:20 am Map Icon Salon 4

Nuts and Bolts of Large Scale Cat and Dog Foster Programs

Dive down into the nuts and bolts of how to set up and implement a large scale foster program.

2:20 pm - 4:20 pm Map Icon Salon 4

Dog Lifesaving Masterclass

This unique opportunity is only offered at the American Pets Alive! Conference and allows for you to come face to face with No Kill shelter dog experts. In this two hour session, you will be given an opportunity to lead the conversation and ask questions to some of the most influential No Kill industry leaders working on dog lifesaving.

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