Making an impact with...

Years Experience In Animal Welfare

Years Experience In Animal Welfare

Community and Shelter Assessments

Community and Shelter Assessments completed

Over $3 millions Grant funding secured

Dollars in grant funding secured

Tens of thousands Lives Saved

Tens of thousands of Lives Saved

Services Provided

proposals are designed for each individual client

Comprehensive community and shelter assessments

Holistic Assesments

Onsite holistic assessments benchmark current protocols and programs with national Best Practice standards. Public policy, targeted community programs, and…

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Responsible public policy and other focused assistance

Focused Assistance

Proper program design sets the trajectory for an organization to succeed. Assistance is available to update specific programs in line with Best Practices in a variety of…

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Strategic planning

Strategic Planning

Setting goals and defining success is as important as the plan to reach those goals. All organizational types in every sector should have a Strategic Plan with…

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Ongoing Coaching

As public and private animal shelters transition to implementing strategic Best Practices, unanticipated questions, concerns and training needs arise…

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Facility design

Facility Design

We now know there is a direct link between facility design and the health of shelter dogs and cats. The design of each pet enclosure, enrichment, flow of pets…

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Day Long Workshops

Implementing programs new to an organization should always begin with the education of leaders, decision makers, board members, staff and…

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One to two-hour virtual presentations are available on a variety of topics and may be followed by a question and answer period…

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About Dr. Sara Pizano

Dr. Pizano created Team Shelter USA, LLC in August of 2017
and offers a wide scope of services to help shelters of all types and sizes realize their full potential

Dr. Sara Pizano

Dr. Sara Pizano is a 1986 graduate of SUNY Oswego in Oswego, New York (BS), a 1988 graduate of Columbia University in New York, New York (MS) and a 1994 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York (DVM).

Work Experience
Dr. Pizano began her career as a clinic assistant at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1987 and returned following veterinary school to complete a rotating internship in 1995. She was then recruited to North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York where she enjoyed working in a full-service specialty hospital dedicated exclusively to the shelter animals.