Blueprint for Excellence Program

Animal sheltering is complex, requiring expertise in animal health and well-being, volunteer management, facilities, marketing, adoption matching, just to name a few.

The demands are high, but the resources are often low. Historically, Michigan shelters have been substantially underfunded and understaffed.

This program is designed to:

  • help shelters critically examine where its operations may need to be strengthened
  • provide a pragmatic, actionable blueprint to optimize that function, program or service
  • implement best practices

Our team of shelter operation experts will help you develop programs of excellence.


Fee dependent upon the number of experts required to address the needs of the shelter.
Consulting is done online via Zoom, unless otherwise requested and travel fees would apply.

  • Members – $4,000-4,500
  • Non-members – $5,000-5,500