Sometimes a golf cart is just a golf cart. And sometimes it’s a terrified dog’s ticket to ride. When Daphne came to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, she was scared of everything. She was frightened of people, and wanted to hide all the time. But one day, her caregiver, John Sibley, encouraged her to jump up… Learn More
Wednesday and Thursday at Animal Care Expo were full of learning, winning and… dating? That’s right; this year’s Maddie’s Fund session brought together 25 experts who had three-minute “speed dates” with attendees in groups of three and four, sharing tips and ideas for overcoming obstacles to lifesaving, and learning from each other. Our team also… Learn More
We heard it at Expo: Win prizes and grants for your organization, Victoria Stilwell keynote, and more!
If you’re not at Animal Care Expo in Fort Lauderdale, we’ve got you covered! We’re sharing highlights from our booth, special sessions, and the exhibit hall, along with great comments caught in the hallways. Best moment on the opening day: Our first grant winner, who played Spin and Win to receive a $1,000 grant for… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: HSUS Expo week, free social media guides, using foster care to increase lifesaving in big dogs and more!
Headed to HSUS Expo in Fort Lauderdale this week? Be sure to stop by our booth for loads of fun and grant giveaways! If not, follow us on social and here on the blog to stay up-to-date. No matter what, have a fabulous #MaddieMonday! Innovation Grant application cycle opens soon Maddie’s Fund® is offering up to $5,000 to… Learn More
The whole premise of our funded Shelter Pet Project is that adoption is fun and rewarding as well as lifesaving. So what better topic to include on #FeelGoodFriday? This public service ad, created pro bono for the Ad Council’s campaign promoting pet adoption, is one of the most popular PSAs in the campaign’s history. After… Learn More
The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has teamed up with nonprofit social media expert Debra Askanase to develop three free workbooks designed to help mission-driven organizations develop and implement a social media program for their organization. Askanase is the founder of digital consulting firm Community Organizer 2.0, specializing in online strategy and digital engagement for mission-driven… Learn More
Dog playgroups are sprouting up in shelters all over the United States, and for good reason. We’re looking to learn more about how your organization runs and manages playgroups, as well as your personal opinion about playgroups. Do you have 10 minutes to give us your input via a short survey? As a thank you,… Learn More
Can you place medium and large dogs with behavioral problems in foster homes and see their behavior improve? Can those dogs eventually be adopted into permanent homes? And can all of that be done safely? Those were the objectives of a 22-month long study conducted by Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Virginia. The result? A… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Grant application window opening, pet store puppies and kennel cough, and the Best Friends Conference!
Do you have a great idea to save more lives at your shelter or rescue group? Then this is going to be the Best. #MaddieMonday. Ever! Innovation Grant application period opens soon Maddie’s Fund® is offering up to $5,000 to implement a new program at your shelter or rescue organization that will advance lifesaving. A… Learn More
Need a little self-esteem boost? Have doubts about your life choices, wardrobe or looks? Wish you could see yourself through the eyes of love? Los Angeles Animal Services recommends adopting a dog. Traffic officers everywhere agree, in this purely genius pet adoption promotion from 2007. So get out there and adopt, and have a #FeelGoodFriday… Learn More