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This app can help take your pet foster program to the next level

Could your shelter or rescue group’s foster program use a hand? Maddie’s® Pet Assistant (MPA) is a free app for mobile phones and tablets developed by Maddie’s Fund® to help animal shelters and rescue organizations provide support to, and communicate with, their foster families about the pets in their care. If you have a foster… Learn More

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Go all-in for pet foster care with this free webcast series

What are you doing on Thursday evenings in March? Whether you’re looking to start a foster program at your shelter, or give a boost to an already-existing foster program, Maddie’s Fund® has a webcast series for you! That’s right: We’re going all-in on foster care, including foster programs that have worked to get more dogs… Learn More


#FeelGoodFriday: Adopted shelter dog saves baby

This story takes “who rescued who” to a whole new level. The Rosseau family of Connecticut adopted Duke from their local shelter. Six years later, Duke woke them in the middle of the night, frantic. Because his mom said Duke was usually “insanely obedient,” the fact that he wouldn’t stop his behavior instantly let them… Learn More

Black cat and laptop

Instagram changes for animal organizations to explore

Recent updates to Instagram will make it easier for shelters and rescue groups to get out the message about their animals and their organization. The first change is the long-requested ability to schedule Instagram posts in advance. If you’re saying to yourself, “Couldn’t we already schedule Instagram posts?”, yes, you could… sort of. Although you… Learn More

Prescription strength dog

#FeelGoodFriday: Prescription strength Dog will fix you right up!

Sad? Sick? High blood pressure? Childhood allergies? Lack of social interaction? You’re probably wondering what all that has to do with #FeelGoodFriday. Good question! In this ad, you’ll learn how new prescription strength Dog (bestfriendor) can turn all those problems around with just one simple adoption! The video is the brainchild of The Pet Effect,… Learn More

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How a Heroes and Hounds program can help your long-stay dogs get adopted

Did you know that having veterans work with long-stay shelter dogs is a win-win for both veterans and the dogs? That’s exactly what Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) discovered when they launched their Heroes and Hounds program, pairing veterans with at-risk dogs who need a little special attention to get ready for adoption.… Learn More


#FeelGoodFriday: The coolest cat’s cool catio tour

Every cat needs a little fresh air, sunshine, and exercise… especially when you’re the coolest cat around! Fortunately, this hipster feline’s humans understand his need to have some space of his own. And not just any space, but basically the most incredible multi-level, full-featured, indoor-outdoor feline wonderland ever. In fact, it’s so amazing that real… Learn More

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