Introducing Flash Classes to make pet foster care easier

Whether it’s how to take the temperature of puppies, socializing an unsocialized kitten or identifying emergencies, adoption organizations and their foster caregivers want to be equipped with the tools and knowledge to handle challenges. That’s where Maddie’s Fund’s brand new — and free — Flash Classes come in. Flash Classes are short videos or presentations… Learn More

How to reduce shelter intake by keeping pets in the homes they already have

Do you want to reduce shelter intake by 20 percent in one year at your local animal shelter? Try providing underserved communities with the resources they need to keep pets in their homes. That’s exactly what Saving Sunny, Inc., did in a community in Kentucky. Co-founders Maureen Keenan and Kelsey Westbrook shared their story of… Learn More

Early bird pricing for American Pets Alive! Conference ends tonight!

We’re only about a month out from the American Pets Alive Conference (AmPA!) taking place in Austin, TX, November 5-7. Have you registered yet? If not, and you’re thinking about it, do it today! The ticket price increases tonight, October 3, at 11:30 PM Central Time. Maddie’s Fund® is a proud sponsor of the conference, which… Learn More

Disney princess cat gets fairy-tale ending

When a young, adorable, petite cat named Disney arrives at a shelter, it wouldn’t seem too far-fetched to think she’d get adopted right away. Who can resist a feline Disney princess? Turns out lots of people could and did. Just like in a Disney movie, this kitty had some big obstacles to overcome before she… Learn More

Happy Birthday, Maddie!

It’s here, it’s here! Today marks what would have been our namesake Maddie’s 29th birthday. Thanks to the compassion Maddie’s love and spirit inspired in our founders, more than $172 million in grants have been awarded toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education and pet adoptions nationwide. So what better way to celebrate the spirit… Learn More

Shout out your #ShelterPetLove from the social media rooftops!

Did your true love prove elusive this past Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry! There’s somewhere you can go to find 100 percent guaranteed unconditional love! This magical place? TheShelterPetProject.org. Skeptical? Who can blame you? We live in a cynical age. Fortunately, dogs and cats are never cynical, and will manage to deploy the power of #ShelterPetLove… Learn More

Happy New Year!

From all of us at Maddie’s Fund, have a wonderful New Year!

Street cat hits the good life, #ThanksToMaddie!

Cat minions: You won’t want to miss this important public service announcement from Midori! Humans: For reasons no feline and perhaps not even any canine could comprehend, at this time last year I found myself living on the streets. As a senior cat with kidney disease, this was clearly a crime against felinity. Fortunately kind… Learn More

Senior pet adoption may be the cure for what ails you

Not that long ago, animal shelters were skeptical that anyone would want to adopt an older pet. Today, senior pets are celebrated year-round, especially in November, Adopt a Senior Pet Month. At Maddie’s Fund®, the last thing we’d want is for anyone to feel left out of this hottest of hot trends, so we’d like… Learn More

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