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Innovative solutions and ideas for pet fostering, adoption, shelter medicine, tips on sharing your life with adopted pets, stories about how pets make our lives better and happier - can you think of anything better to chew on?

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Maddie’s Fund is hiring for two positions in our Pleasanton, CA, office!

Are you an animal lover with excellent public speaking and communication skills, knowledge of learning theories and lesson and curriculum planning experience? If so, you might be a great fit for our Education Specialist position. Or maybe you lead with your ability to multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment, have a high level of organization and… Learn More

The truth about free pet adoptions

Once shunned, no-fee pet adoptions have really come into their own. It was once conventional wisdom in the animal shelter world that pets adopted for free would suffer at the hands of diabolical people lurking in the shadows just waiting to abuse them. Surely, we thought, people who get animals for free don’t value them,… Learn More

Next-level fostering from Maddie’s Idea Lab and American Pets Alive!

What do the American Pets Alive! Conference and Maddie’s® Idea Lab project results have in common? They both offer actionable, lifesaving advice that you can use in your community! And our very own Director of Research, Dr. Sheila D’Arpino, will be presenting some of those actionable findings during her session, Maddie’s® Idea Lab: Saving Lives… Learn More

Submit your Innovation Grant application before the window closes!

Haven’t submitted your Innovation Grant application yet? Don’t worry – there’s still time! But hurry, you only have until Monday, August 28. As a reminder, we’re offering up to $5,000 to implement a new program, or expand an existing program, at your shelter or rescue organization that will advance lifesaving. This round will be even… Learn More

Senior cats may soon outnumber kittens in animal shelters

“Ramp up your medical programs for seniors, folks – soon enough you’ll be seeing far more of those than adoption age kittens.” Those words were posted by Karina King, Director of Operations for the Dakin Humane Society, on a Million Cat Challenge discussion forum. For communities at the height of their kitten season, the thought… Learn More

MaddieTalk: How a shelter partnered with local vets to save orphaned kittens

Can a partnership with local veterinarians save orphaned kittens’ lives? You bet, when they’re moved from foster care to local veterinary practices, where they’re provided with love, socialization and care. That’s what the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (HSSW) did, and they share how you can, too, in our latest MaddieTalk: Vet Pets! “We were struggling… Learn More

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