Welcome to the Official Site for the 2023 HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Annual Meeting

The Southeast Region is honored and pleased to welcome members to our in-person event! This three-day event will be filled with laughter, learning, and a dash of community service. When all is said and done, HOPE AACR will leave a pawprint on this community.


  • Date: Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15, 2023
  • Location: Belmont, North Carolina is a small town situated just outside Charlotte. This picturesque town is laced with southern charm and bordered by shores of the Catawba River and Lake Wylie.
  • Agenda: Click here to view the full meeting agenda.
  • Registration: The registration period for this year’s meeting ended September 1st.
  • Accommodations: View our comprehensive accommodation guide here!
  • Merchandise Store: As of August 25 the merchandise store is closed.


  • Coastal Pet Products
  • Galax, VA Fire Department
  • Healing Springs Animal Hospital
  • Midwest Veterinary Supply
  • River Rose Counseling
  • Tito’s Vodka
  • Twin County Regional Hospital
  • Wythe County Community Hospital


City of Belmont, NC: https://www.gogastonnc.org/towns/belmont