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Oaktown Pup

#FeelGoodFriday: Uptown Funk with shelter dogs!

Has there ever been a viral video that wouldn’t have been better if it had more shelter dogs? Of course not, and the wild success of “Oaktown Punk” certainly proves the point. The East Bay SPCA in Northern California rewrote the words to the song ‘Uptown Funk” to be about dog adoption. They kept the… Learn More

#PetFriday is back and the countdown is on!

If you’ve followed us during the holidays these past few years, you know that we’ve changed the day after Thanksgiving from #BlackFriday to #PetFriday! That means, instead of spending your day in long lines and chaos at a store, you spend quality time doing whatever you want with your furry best friend(s)! Need we say… Learn More

Smart dog

Apply for a Maddie’s Idea Lab Summer Scholarship Grant today

Graduate students, do you want to pursue research and develop expertise under the guidance of a mentor? Apply for a Maddie’s® Idea Lab Summer Scholarship Grant today! We’re looking for students in the United States interested in projects that utilize innovative ideas and have a high likelihood of advancing the utilization of foster care for… Learn More

Dr. Julie Levy

Meet the 2017 Avanzino Leadership Award recipient!

Drum roll, please! We’d like to thank everyone for their nominations and patience during the review process for the Avanzino Leadership Award. We’re thrilled to announce Dr. Julie Levy as the 2017 Avanzino Leadership Award recipient! The prestigious award is named after Rich Avanzino, the father of the no-kill movement and Maddie’s Fund® President from… Learn More

Adoption Dance

#FeelGoodFriday: Let’s do the adoption dance!

There’s nothing like a taking a viral video and making it into a viral pet adoption video! That’s what the Nevada Humane Society did a few years ago, when they made their own version of the 750,000-views “Adoption Dance” video featuring the smooth moves of their adoption center staff. You may have seen it then.… Learn More

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