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
Together we save more
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.
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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