Maybe you’ve been looking for dog harnesses. Or crates. Or you really need cat beds. But how are you supposed to pay for all of that on the tight budget of an animal shelter or rescue organization? Amazon Wish List! Placing an Amazon Wish List on your website or sharing it on social media is… Learn More
It happens to all of us in animal welfare: A problem arises, and for the life of you, you just can’t figure out a solution. Thanks to Maddie, help is here — and it’s free! “Maddie’s® Pet Forum is an exciting new virtual place where you can join with other shelter and rescue organization professionals… Learn More
This #MaddieMonday, we’re bringing you all the highlights from last week at Animal Care Expo in Kansas City, MO! If you were there in person, we hope you stopped by our booth to say hi, and joined us at our sessions. Maybe you even won a grant from our Maddie’s Match game? If you couldn’t… Learn More
So, here’s the thing: Kids are the future of animal welfare. And with kids like Olivia in the world, that future’s looking bright! The little girl decided all she wanted for her birthday was to help homeless animals. So she put out the word to her friends and family to bring pet toys, supplies, and… Learn More
If you ever wondered who put the “fun” in “Maddie’s Fund®,” the answer is simple: You! That was clear as you joined us at Animal Care Expo to play (Foster) Family Feud and learn about foster programs from the experts and each other. There were lots of laughs and lots of lessons, and it’s hard… Learn More
Heard it at Expo: Technology gives lifesaving a boost, what you want to know about Maddie’s Pet Forum, and match to win!
Not at Animal Care Expo, and want to keep up? Or here, but not able to catch everything? Here are some Maddie’s Fund® highlights of opening night and the first day! We pulled together a panel of experts in animal welfare technology to help give your lifesaving a boost. The panel included, left to right:… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: How to increase cat adoptions, a study about how most adopters are happy with their new dogs and cats, and more!
Happy #MaddieMonday from Kansas City, MO! Are you at HSUS Animal Care Expo this week? If so, be sure to attend our sessions and stop by booth 707 for your chance to win prizes and learn about some exciting new programs and tools we’re launching! And, as always, read on for anything you may have… Learn More
When it is okay to lie to your kids? When you tell them you’re going shopping but it’s really a stealth pet adoption! These parents told their three kids they were going Christmas shopping, but they actually had arranged to meet a foster dog who was out on a field trip with her foster mom.… Learn More
Looking for a way to increase lifesaving and reduce costs? You may want to consider permanently lowering adoption fees. That’s exactly what Maria M. Benham, the then-President and CEO of Dubuque Regional Humane Society in Iowa did. As you’ll learn in their Maddie Talk Reducing Cat Adoption Fees Can Save Lives AND Expenses, the results… Learn More
While the pet adoption world is becoming more and more adopter-friendly, concerns about making sure the adoptions are successful still crop up fairly often. A just-published study conducted in an Australian shelter found that most adoptions are successful and most adopters are satisfied with their pet’s behavior, even when the newly-acquired pet was reported to… Learn More