#UnitedbyAssociation Partnership

We are thrilled to announce a joint-membership program between Shelters United, a cooperative buying program for animal welfare organizations, and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, dedicated to growing and supporting leaders and leaders-in-training.


As we navigate through the COVID-19 world in these times of financial insecurity, our communities need us more—and the best path forward is one we walk together. By sharing experiences, materials and programs, we save time and resources. By using our collective buying power, we save money. Together, this means we save more lives.

Join our mission-based community saving lives and dollars

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If you become a member of the Shelters United, as an added benefit, you will save 50% off a new membership to The Association.

Already a member of The Association? Enjoy 25% off renewal.

Questions? Read FAQ

Who is Shelters United

Shelters United brings hundreds of shelters, rescues and spay/neuter organizations together in a group purchasing organization. We leverage deep discounts on supplies you need every day, including pharmaceuticals, food, cleaning supplies and surgical instruments. We’re one of the innovative, lifesaving programs to come out of Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, a team that’s been helping shelters and rescues since 1981.

Perks of Being a Shelters United Member

Join free with no minimum purchase and no purchase requirements

Receive reduced membership to The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

Connect live, with personalized support from our Shelter Specialists to help you maximize your savings and introduce you to new products

Shop conveniently online with our distributor partner MWI Animal Healthy—one website, 50,000 products, 1,000K manufacturers—with monthly specials

Perks of Being a Member of The Association

Attend free live and on-demand webinars that’ll earn you CE credits

Find and post jobs in the Career Center

Become a mentor, get a mentor- work together on timely and regional topics via networking teams, and get advice and support from your colleagues in our private Facebook groups.

Access hundreds of members-only tools, templates, guidelines, forms and plans

Who is The Association for Animal Welfare Advancment

Since our founding in 1970, The Association has set the standard of professionalism for the industry. We offer certification programs, webinars and training. We create countless networking opportunities for members to connect in respectful learning environments. We think big, and welcome all individuals who share our vision of inclusion and collaboration, and spirit of learning and excellence.

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Become A Member in 3 Easy Steps

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Apply for a Shelters United membership using the form below

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Once onboard, receive your discount code (new member or renewing member) to The Association
3
Complete your Association membership

FAQ

There is no cost to join the Shelters United program. The cost to join The Association of Animal Welfare Advancement is $250 per person per year.
In order to receive your discount, you first need to become a member of Shelters United. Once onboard, you will be sent a discount code for your new membership with The Association. Use that discount code during checkout.
If you are currently a member of The Association, you are eligible to receive 25% off your membership renewal. In order to receive your discount, you first need to become a member of Shelters United. Once onboard, you will be sent a discount code for your new membership with The Association. Use that discount code in membership renewal.
At this time the discount is only available through December 31, 2020.