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November 12th 2016:Home for the Howl-i-days: Advances in Shelter Tech So More Pets Get Adopted!

It's National Shelter Appreciation Week and we are going to sniff around the latest advances in technology that are helping animal shelters save lives and get more orphan pets into permanent homes. During this epsiode, we're gonna dig into cutting-edge pet adoption tools are moving in the 21st century, saving time, paper and lives! From new apps to algorithms that make better matches than E-Harmony, we've got all the latest tools to help you find your new purrfect fur kid from your local shelter or rescue. And, we'll geek out with the head of veterinary science at one of the leading animal

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Jerrica Owen

Jerrica Owen is the Director of Program Administration for San Diego Humane Society. She received B.S. Degree in Health Science, from California State University Chico. She has 12 years animal welfare experience and earned her CAWA certification in 2016. Her first 6 years in animal welfare were concentrated in animal behavior where she implemented, executed and managed the behavior evaluation program. Her experience and expertise includes animal behavior, effective animal shelter inventory and processing management, administrative efficiencies, program development, and progressions in policy and procedure. She is a proud pet parent of Kya the goofy lovable labradoodle and Kaeli Sunshin
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Dr. Patricia Carter

Dr. Patricia Carter is the Chief of Staff at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 40 years. Dr. Carter graduated from the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and was inducted into the Phi Zeta Society, a distinction awarded to graduating veterinary students in the top 10% of their class. She has been a small animal and exotic animal veterinarian for over 21 years. Dr. Carter currently leads the hospital’s efforts to lease facility space to the finest private practitioners
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Ryan Vayo

Ryan Vayo recently graduated from Babson College, where he studied entrepreneurship, marketing, and business administration. He is the President and Co-founder of, an online resource that offers a unique matching system as well as a hub for continued information searches and communication amongst members of the pet community. The MyCompetibility algorithm-based matching system uses a combination of statistical analysis of shelter animals as well as weighted personality trait correlations generated by a team of expert behaviorists and trainers.
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