Our most inspiring speech yet!

Every year in the fall, Best Friends hosts one of the largest animal welfare conferences in the country, the No More Homeless Pets National Conference.

Taking the show on the road to the East Coast!

This year, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be taking the conference to the East Coast. It will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, October 10–13, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Early bird registration starts today, and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to join us … last year we nearly sold out!

Learn from the best!

The conference is a unique opportunity to learn from the best in our field. You will also make contacts and friendships that will help you make a difference in the lives of more animals, help end needless shelter killing, and usher in a day when there are No More Homeless Pets.

Last year, the No More Homeless Pets National Conference took place at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend. There were over 1,400 people in attendance – dedicated animal-loving rescuers, volunteers, fundraisers, networkers, and animal welfare professionals all committed to the same simple goal: no-kill.

We were all inspired by Julie Castle

One of the highlights of the event was the closing address from Julie Castle, Best Friends senior manager of Communications. Her theme of faithfulness and trust resonated through the conference hall and is embodied in the very simple message that our animal friends convey: “I am faithful.” Here is an excerpt of Julie’s closing address:

See you there!