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#FeelGoodFriday: Just clips of cute senior dogs!

We love adoptions of all dogs and cats. But there is something extra sweet about a senior dog or cat adoption. Maybe it’s their kind eyes, graying muzzle or serene dispositions, but we are saps for seniors. The Dodo put together a video of senior dogs in their forever homes. These sweet ladies and gentlemen… Learn More

$55,000 in grants given away at Animal Care Expo, #ThanksToMaddie!

If you were at Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo conference last month, we hope you stopped by our booth to say hi, grabbed some fun giveaways and even tried your luck at winning a grant or two (or three, for some people!) This was the first year we played Plinko and… Learn More

Attend one of our 12 animal welfare apprenticeships to improve lifesaving

Have you attended an apprenticeship yet? Our Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program application window is now open and it’s an excellent opportunity for shelter and rescue organizations to improve lifesaving! You’ll learn from some of the best in the industry. Don’t just take our word for it though. We asked former apprentices about their experiences. Adopting out… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: Creative fundraising ideas, a winning plan for long stay pets and more!

Jacksonville Humane Society wants you to steal their winning plan for long stay pets The deck appeared to be stacked against 15-year-old Freckles, who had been awaiting adoption for several months. “Freckles had some hair loss and a fairly appropriate ‘cattitude’ for a lady of her age,” says Lindsay Layendecker, Jacksonville Humane Society’s (JHS) Senior… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Logan Ryan says his dogs were like his first kids

“The coolest thing about dogs is their love is just unbreakable and their bond is forever.” That’s Tennessee Titan cornerback Logan Ryan, in The Shelter Pet Project‘s latest campaign, #AdoptPureLove. Ryan speaks of his love for Julius, who he says has the most calming spirit in a house with two young kids and two dogs.… Learn More

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Jacksonville Humane Society wants you to steal their winning plan for long stay pets

The deck appeared to be stacked against 15-year-old Freckles, who had been awaiting adoption for several months. “Freckles had some hair loss and a fairly appropriate ‘cattitude’ for a lady of her age,” says Lindsay Layendecker, Jacksonville Humane Society’s (JHS) Senior Manager of Education and Outreach.  “Her age, look and behavior made finding her a… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: Take your shelter dog field trip program to the next level, AmPA! Conference recordings available and more!

5 marketing strategies to take your shelter dog field trip program to the next level Dozens of animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country are launching field trip programs as part of a groundbreaking nationwide study of foster care. By making it easy for their communities to participate and using innovative marketing strategies, multiple… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Patrick Stewart naps with this foster dog

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart is back at it again, fostering another dog. He fostered with Wags and Walks back in 2017 and now he’s fostering with them for them once more. This time he’s foster dad to Emma, a 38-pound pit bull-type dog. The white with black spots stunner appears to have settled in quite… Learn More

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