Think life as a blind kitty would be hard or depressing? Nah! In fact, life for Petunia and Frito is all about the toys and games — ones that make noise, natch, so they can chase, catch, swat, run, and otherwise get the exercise and enrichment every kitty needs and deserves. Their swanky digs and… Learn More
It’s Dungeons and Dragons meets Harry Potter Chess in an engaging and hands-on session on how to prepare and what to do when the unexpected breaks out in your animal shelter! It’s happening at the Humane Society Animal Care Expo in May, when we present “Become a Wizard of Wellness, Find the Magic to Minimizing… Learn More
A Virginia animal shelter is in the process of developing an official foster program. In the meantime, they’ve become creative in how they discuss options with potential adopters, staff and volunteers — and are getting more dogs into homes because of it! Dyanna Uchiek is Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator at Chesapeake Animal Services, in Chesapeake,… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: How one animal shelter is keeping people and pets together, how shelters can save more seniors, grant opportunities and more!
Happy #MaddieMonday and the opening of our Innovation Grants window! Make sure you have your applications in by April 9 for your chance at $5,000. Read on for more information, including a discount code for HSUS Animal Care Expo and more! How one animal shelter is keeping people and pets together Helping people struggling with… Learn More
This is longer than most of our #FeelGoodFriday videos — but there’s a really good reason. We mean, wouldn’t you like to know what it takes to change people who have no desire to spend any time at all with cats, to become dedicated volunteers in a cat cafe… and adopters, too? Here’s what happened.… Learn More
Helping people struggling with their pets’ behavior problems early on can keep them in their homes and out of the shelter. That’s exactly what Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been doing for several years now with their Pet Peeves program and hotline. Now, Maddie’s Fund® has given them an Innovation Grant to… Learn More
We hope you’ll be joining us at this year’s Animal Care Expo conference in Kansas City. We won’t tell you exactly what we have planned, but let’s just say we have a marvelous booth and one-of-a-kind sessions, complete with fun surprises and valuable lessons. You won’t want to miss out! We can also tell you… Learn More
Do you want to get more senior dogs and cats adopted? A new study reports that, to accomplish that goal, animal shelters and rescue organizations need to provide health care to pets already in the shelter, as well as veterinary support to help keep older pets in the homes they already have — whether it’s permanently,… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Keeping interactions between foster dogs and children safe, SEO for animal organizations, grant opportunities and more!
We’ve got a jam-packed #MaddieMonday for you! From grant opportunities to scholarships, read on for upcoming opportunities and anything you may have missed! Social media getting tough for animal organizations? Search may be filling the gap The term “SEO” — for “search engine optimization” — has an almost outdated sound to it in an era… Learn More
YouTube has become the land of the beauty guru, with channels boasting from hundreds to many millions of followers earnestly explaining how best to highlight and contour the face, conceal flaws, and create the perfect brow look. But they all may as well shut down and give up, because Malachi the rescue pit bull has… Learn More