Diane & Bob Hoover Annual Innovation Award Contest

We are excited to announce the launch of the Diane & Bob Hoover Annual Innovation Award Contest, which acknowledges animal lifesaving initiatives for the betterment of animal welfare, through the development or application of technology. The recipient, who will be announced at The Association Fall Conference in November 2019, will receive $10,000, not to mention widespread awareness of the exceptional work accomplished by them.

This award honors the contribution of Diane & Bob Hoover in the animal welfare community. Bob initially designed Chameleon™ software for use in the municipal court system. Recognizing that the animal welfare community was underserved from a technological perspective, Bob decided to adapt Chameleon™ for use in animal welfare organizations, starting with a kennel management module. His ability to meet this need and his dedication to making meaningful change are a testament to his passion.

Have you developed new technology, or applied existing tools in a unique way, to help move animal welfare forward? Has this innovation contributed meaningful change to how you provide care for companion animals? Now is your chance to share that innovation and potentially be rewarded for your meaningful work. In a brief essay (500 words or less) tell us about your technological innovation and how it is advancing animal welfare.

We are looking for an individual or group that:

  • Has demonstrated innovation in the development or application of technology for use in enhancing shelter operations and the advancement of animal welfare

  • Inspired, excited, engaged and created strong values within your organization and community

  • Enhanced shelter operations and/or advanced animal welfare

Submit an application!

Contest applications must be submitted by October 1, 2019. Full instructions, as well as terms and conditions, can be found here.

Contest period begins on August 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. Purchase will not increase chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec), the 50 United States or District of Columbia and have reached the age of majority in your province, territory or state of domicile at time of entry. Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of entries received. Prize value is $10,000.00 USD. For all terms and conditions, including entry requirements see [Official Rules]. Sponsored by Pethealth Services Inc., if you are domiciled in Canada, and Pethealth Services (USA) Inc., if you are domiciled in the United States of America.

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Chameleon Pethealth Together!

Great News! Chameleon and Pethealth Together!

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of HLP, Inc., makers of Chameleon Software Products, as of Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Chameleon, as you are aware, is a premier Shelter Management Software Solutions provider with over 30 years of experience serving many clients in North America.

Team Chameleon’s contribution to Animal Welfare in North America has been outstanding. We plan to celebrate, build on, and contribute to the legacy of Chameleon Founders Diane and Bob Hoover. More on this in the coming months.

Both Diane and Bob will be retiring and have expressed their overwhelming confidence in their team’s ability to run the organization. The Chameleon Team wear “multiple hats” and it is this group of leaders who have overseen the strategy, technology and client engagement functions. Chameleon will continue to operate on a “Business as Usual” basis and each of the team members will be staying on. We look forward to working directly with them to continue to operate the business in the successful way it has run for 30+ years.

Our approach inside our organization is simple and clear. We work to WIN-WIN-WIN in everything we do.


We are thrilled to become part of your Chameleon partnership. Your input is essential. We will not move forward without it.

We are available to answer any of your questions, at any time (

We look forward to meeting with you, getting your guidance, and working with you to benefit Animal Welfare.

Onward and Upward!


Sean Smith
Pethealth Inc.