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#FeelGoodFriday: ‘Somebody to Love’ makes the perfect animal shelter song

When Kaye Towner heard one of her favorite Queen songs on the radio, “Somebody to Love,” she was struck by an idea. “I just knew it would be an amazing dog rescue video,” she said. According to Northwest Florida Daily News, Towner reached out to Manda Moore, the Community Development Director for Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS),… Learn More

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Six guidelines for marketing your foster pet

Thanks to social media, foster caregivers from around the country are realizing the power they have to get pets adopted through marketing. Photographs, video, text and other materials created in foster care are especially valuable in helping potential adopters picture a pet in their own home and conveying information about a pet’s behavior outside the… Learn More

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Innovative lifesaving ideas to be awarded up to $400,000

The countdown to Petco’s Innovation Showdown has begun! If your organization has an innovative lifesaving idea, now is the time to share it. The 2019 Innovation Showdown will be awarding up to $400,000 for your incredible animal lifesaving ideas, thanks to Showdown partners Petco Foundation, AnneNberg Foundation, Maddie’s Fund®, the ASPCA®, the Jackson Galaxy Project,… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Make way for the puppy cart!

What’s cuter than five floppy-eared puppies? How about five floppy-eared puppies being wheeled around in a cart? Nebraska Humane Society found a way to keep their puppies safe, work more efficiently and provide joy with an impromptu puppy parade, just by creating the puppy cart. Now, the puppies can be brought to different areas in… Learn More

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5 ways to get dogs out of the shelter faster

The following post is the final in a three-part series written by Kristen Auerbach,Director of Animal Services at Pima Animal Control Center in Tucson, AZ. The final piece focuses on proven strategies to get dogs adopted more quickly. At Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) in Tucson, Arizona, we’ve saved around 91% of the 15,000 pets… Learn More

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The story of Baltimore, a long-stay dog in urgent need of a home

The following post is the first in a three-part series written by Kristen Auerbach, Director of Animal Services at Pima Animal Control Center in Tucson, AZ. The first focuses on Baltimore, a dog with “urgent” status. In most animal shelters, there are lots of factors that can put a dog in ‘urgent’ or ‘high risk’… Learn More

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Maddie Monthly: Our top stories of November

Last month was a busy one (aren’t they all?), so we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss some of the popular Chew on This blog posts from November. Here you go! Foster pet marketing guide Download, save, print or share our thorough foster marketing guide. This guide has everything a foster caregiver could possibly… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: 3 homeless Saint Bernards get adopted together

Does anyone have any vacuum recommendations? That’s what the family who adopted three Saint Bernards in Canada would like to know. It was love at first sight for the family when an adoption plea for Gunther, Gasket and Goliath went viral. Due to their tight bond, the Edmonton Humane Society thought it was best for… Learn More

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