#MaddieMonday: Apply for a Maddie’s Idea Lab Summer Scholarship Grant, #PetFriday celebrations and more!
Happy #MaddieMonday of Thanksgiving week! We have so much to be thankful for, especially the incredible lifesaving work happening around the country, thanks to you all! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to join us in our #PetFriday celebration! Read on for more details… #PetFriday is back and the countdown is on!… Learn More
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
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
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
Happy #MaddieMonday! In case you missed it, we made a very special announcement last week: the Avanzino Leadership Award recipient! Please join us in congratulating Dr. Julie Levy for her vast impact across the industry and our nation, and then read on for anything else you may have missed! Meet the 2017 Avanzino Leadership Award… Learn More
Does your dog feel a little iffy about delivery people? Or do the delivery people feel a little iffy about dogs on their route? That’s not the world these UPS delivery people live in — they not only L-O-V-E the dogs they meet while out delivering your packages, they’ve found the secret of making the… Learn More
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
Will we see you at the 2017 Annual Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) Conference in Miami, FL, this weekend? The conference will run from November 12-15, with a Research Symposium Day on the 15th, sponsored by yours truly. Online registration is still open if you’re thinking about it, and they also accept walk-up registrations once… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: New canine vaccination guidelines, struggles most animal organizations face, upcoming webcast and more!
Happy first #MaddieMonday of November! We hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween! Read on for any updates you may have missed over the past week. New canine vaccination guidelines for pets, shelter dogs When should you vaccinate your dog, and for what? How can shelters use vaccines to protect against outbreaks? And what… Learn More
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