B.J. Rogers is vice-president of ProLearning for the ASPCA. Earlier this year he wrote a post about the power of working together—and about collaboration as a key to increased impact. In this guest post, he’s sharing news of a brand-new partnership whose aim is just that. Nothing like getting to walk the walk! In an… Learn More
Psst… did you miss early bird pricing for Animal Care Expo 2017? Here’s a discount code, #ThanksToMaddie!
Will you be joining us at this year’s Animal Care Expo 2017 conference? We sure hope so! If you attended last year, you’ll remember the fun and games, spinning to win for $500 and $1,000 grants and Aha! Moments! So, what can you expect from us this year? We’re proud to be a presenting sponsor,… Learn More
Could something as simple as enrichment in a dog’s kennel or run play a key role in saving more lives? Absolutely, says Kristen Auerbach, Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center. In her guest blog post, Auerbach shares the power of kennel enrichment in reducing kennel stress and improving quality of life for dogs, and how… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Pet store puppies, shy foster dogs, a lifesaving revolution for dogs with behavior challenges, and more!
Happy #MaddieMonday! It’s a new week, a new month, and a new feature! Just in case you missed it, here’s a round-up of what happened last week: Stressing enrichment at Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center February Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program foster care apprentice Lindsey Huffman is in the news today for her shelter’s enrichment program and… Learn More
There’s an important tool to help in the fight against puppy mill puppies sold through pet stores: They’re more likely to be aggressive with their owners, strangers and other dogs. They’re also more fearful and suffer more from separation anxiety. In a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and led… Learn More
How do you approach your shy foster dog for the first time? And how can you prepare your family for when you bring the dog home? Knowing how to handle these situations can go a long way toward setting your foster dog up for success — and that’s exactly what you’ll learn in our new… Learn More
Are there dogs in your shelter or rescue who you honestly think can’t be adopted because of behavior problems? There might be a simple solution — and if it works for them, they’ll have a dog named Patty to thank. Kristen Auerbach, Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer at the Austin Animal Center, told Patty’s story… Learn More
If you’ve ever raised an orphaned kitten, you know that they often get as much food on them as in them. What’s more, without their mother’s raspy and ever-ready tongue, they can get covered with stool very quickly. It’s best to spot clean kittens whenever possible, although there will be times that a full bath… Learn More
No matter where you live, you probably remember hearing the heart-wrenching story (and photo) of the staffie-mix dog found with her muzzle taped shut. Her name is Caitlyn and her story of survival went viral, shining a light on animal cruelty. Nearly two years after she was found that day in Charleston, SC, Caitlyn has… Learn More
When hundreds of cats in the New York City Animal Care and Control shelters tested positive for avian influenza last year, everyone involved set their only goal — saving the cats’ lives. That was a goal they reached, thanks to shelter medicine and the power of collaboration. “The NYACC did not want to euthanize a… Learn More