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The Foster Express Challenge is chugging along!

Have you been following #FosterExpressChallenge on social media? We’re just over two weeks into the challenge and we’re so excited by the stories and posts we’ve seen from both organizations and foster caregivers! From snuggling by the fire to having fun with some kiddos and happy adoption stories, here are just few to help inspire… Learn More

Today is Celebrate Shelter Pets Day!

Pets are one of the best (if not the best) parts of the internet, so why not shout it from the rooftops how much you love them? Today’s the perfect day to do it – it’s Celebrate Shelter Pets Day! This year marks the 10th anniversary of Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. Started in 2009 by The… Learn More

Spreading the #FalalaFoster cheer is a job for everyone

This blog post was originally published in November 2016. We are thrilled that more and more organizations have continued to try short-term fostering! Looking to give back in a meaningful way this holiday season, while bringing some magic into your heart and home? You’re in luck, because ’tis the season to #FalalaFoster, even for first-timers!… Learn More

Instead of Black Friday, make it Pet Friday

Instead of hitting the mall the Friday after Thanksgiving (also known as Black Friday), why don’t you stay home or hit the park with your pet? We affectionately refer to this day as #PetFriday, which we declared back in 2015, after being inspired by REI’s #OptOutside campaign.   So what will you do with your best pal? Eat… Learn More

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After huge success with Thanksgiving dog fostering, Ohio animal shelter is ready to do it again for Christmas and New Year!

This post originally ran on December 13, 2017. With Thanksgiving just around the corner and other holidays to follow, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reshare what Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) in Ohio learned about short-term fostering.  What do you do when your shelter offers short-term “holiday” dog-fostering over Thanksgiving, and nearly… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: The story of Austin, Texas, limited resources doesn’t mean limited ability to save lives and more!

Apply today! Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program application deadline is November 22, 2019 Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program is an exciting opportunity for shelters and rescue organizations to share ideas and strategies to improve lifesaving. Through a blended learning experience, both direct hands-on and online, organizations looking to improve their practices will benefit from the wisdom shared by well… Learn More

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