Your foster caregivers provide a warm and safe place for their foster pets, but do they know how to properly clean and disinfect their homes? This is especially important when there is a sick foster in the house. Everything from how to clean, why, when and supplies needed are discussed in this 17-minute Flash Class,… Learn More
Happy #MaddieMonday! We’re packing our bags and heading to Los Angeles for the 2018 Best Friends National Conference this week. If you’re attending, be sure to stop by the Networking Hub for the Maddie Experience! Not able to make it? That’s okay! Follow us on social media for updates! And, as always, read on for… Learn More
So, do you want to have goosebumps to get your weekend off to a good start? Don’t worry, we don’t plan to scare you. We’re just going to show you this beautiful PSA about a major league baseball player, a shelter dog who could detect his adopter’s seizures and ended up saving her life, and… Learn More
We can’t get ready for the next round of Innovation Grants without giving big congratulations to the grantees from last round, can we? Of course not! So, please join us in congratulating the 116 Innovation Grant recipients from April 2018! “The category was Innovative Foster Care, and we were thrilled to see so many organizations… Learn More
Apply for a full scholarship to attend the Maddie’s UOP Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program!
Ready to take your shelter education to the next level? Maddie’s Fund® is now sponsoring full scholarships to the University of the Pacific Online Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program (more info), a program developed and managed by Humane Network. This program provides knowledge you will need to advance your career in animal sheltering or assume… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Using Trello for dog foster management, starting and growing your email list, and more!
Happy #MaddieMonday! We hope you had a safe holiday. We have a lot of updates for you this week, including tips on growing your email list and a grant application deadline, so let’s get right to it! How one animal organization uses Trello for dog foster management Austin Pets Alive! was putting in a lot of… Learn More
Hot enough for you? Much of the country’s been sweltering, so we thought this dog who has the “chill” thing all figured out would be a helpful role model for us all. Not that we all have access to such a dog-friendly fountain, but asthetics aside, we suspect a good old sprinkler would probably work… Learn More
Austin Pets Alive! was putting in a lot of work each day to let its foster dog network know about its pups that need temporary homes. The rescue organization would send out daily foster pleas to roughly 2,000 recipients. With 300 to 400 dogs needing foster care at any given time, the group was sending 12… Learn More
As animal organizations struggle with Facebook’s increasingly restrictive algorithm, the need to make sure all your eggs aren’t in Facebook’s basket becomes more obvious. One of the often-neglected but best ways to accomplish that is by building and growing your own direct email capability — but how can you do that? While it’s been easy… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Shelter dog behavior assessments not reliable, the 2018 Best Friends National Conference and more!
Are in-shelter behavior assessments a reliable way to determine whether dogs will or won’t be safe in adoptive homes? Find the answer below in today’s #MaddieMonday, along with more lifesaving tips. And have a great holiday week! Shelter dog behavior assessments not reliable, reports ASPCA An in-shelter behavior assessment is not a reliable way to… Learn More