Made possible by Dr. Lisa White and her husband Brody in remembrance of their dog Zoe, the annual scholarship program debuted in October 2014 in honor of the ASPCA’s Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog-Month. The program is designed to assist shelters with implementing training and enrichment programs that both enrich the lives of the animals in their care and help the animals find their forever homes. Four scholarship recipients were selected from dozens of applications representing shelters and rescue organizations throughout the world.
“We were really impressed by all of the applications that we received for this scholarship,” said KPA Assistant Director Gretchen Carey. “While the shelters varied widely in size and resources, one common thread rang true for each shelter applicant: the sheer dedication and commitment to the animals in their care.”
The 2018 Zoe Shelter Scholarship recipients are as follows:
- Chelsea Sneddon, Fort McMurray SPCA, Fort McMurray, Alberta, CA
- Allisia Vroom, Humane Society of Greater Savannah, Savannah, GA
- Becky Blackmun, Michiana Humane Society, Michigan City, IN
- Alyssa Ginez, Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Harrisburg, PA
Learn more about the 2018 Zoe Scholarship Winners.
About Karen Pryor Academy
Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA) offers positive reinforcement-based courses for both experienced and aspiring trainers. KPA offers 10 all-online courses (Dog Trainer Foundations, Puppy Start Right for Instructors, Dog Sports Essentials, Shelter Training & Enrichment, Canine Freestyle, Smart Reinforcement, Better Veterinary Visits, Train Your Cat!, and Concept Training: Let’s Get Started, and Concept Training: Modifier Cues). Its flagship Dog Trainer Professional program is a combination of online learning and hands-on workshops. KPA is advancing the field of force-free training by certifying and promoting the next generation of skilled animal trainers and teachers. To learn more about Karen Pryor Academy courses, visit www.karenpryoracademy.com. To see an international list of KPA Certified Training Partners, visit https://www.karenpryoracademy.com/find-a-trainer.