February 21, 2019
Categories: Shelter Medicine, Foster Programs, Staff and Volunteers
Maddies Apprenticeships

Maddie’s ® Apprenticeship Program is now accepting applications for 14 opportunities, including the brand new Maddie’s® Volunteer Dog Handling Program Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!. Improve your skills and expertise in volunteer engagement, medium and large dog fostering, ringworm care and more. There is an apprenticeship for everyone, and it includes a stipend to cover travel, food and lodging.

Any organization can benefit from attending, no matter how small or large.  

Tamara Shimizu and Shanna Robbins from Friends of Madera Animal Shelter recently attended Maddie’s® Fostering 4 Rock Stars Apprenticeship Program at Cat Adoption Team in Oregon. Shimizu explained that their current foster program lacked structure, so it was hard to know where to begin. “The fabulous ladies at Cat Adoption Team were extremely helpful in walking us through everything from our initial contact with incoming kittens all the way to their adoption. They had constructive and insightful suggestions on every aspect of our current and future foster program,” she said.  “Having new and experienced eyes to guide us on the areas we most need to focus on is invaluable.”

Even those with established programs were looking to improve. “Even at their level they still had room for growth and improvement. We have hope!” she said.   

The apprenticeships are held throughout the country, from Chicago, IL to New Jersey to Oakland, CA.  We’ve listed a few below but be sure to check out the full list and learn more about requirements and dates offered.

  • NEW! Maddie’s® Volunteer Dog Handling Program Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!
  • Maddie’s® Fostering 4 Rock Stars Apprenticeship Program at Cat Adoption Team
  • Maddie’s® Hands-Up Hub and Spoke Transport Model Apprenticeship at St. Hubert’s
  • Maddie’s® Optimizing Volunteer Engagement Apprenticeship at PAWS Chicago
  • Maddie’s® Hard-to-Place Cat Adoption Program Apprenticeship at Cat Town
  • Maddie’s® Medium and Large Dog Foster Apprenticeship at Pima Animal Care Center
  • Maddie’s® Ringworm Apprenticeship at San Francisco SPCA
  • Maddie’s® Safe-at-Home Apprenticeship at Stray Cat Alliance
  • Maddie’s® Parvo ICU Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!
  • Maddie’s® Pet Resource Center Apprenticeship with Community Cat Bonus at Austin Animal Center
  • Maddie’s® Matchmaker Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!
  • Maddie’s® Field Services Apprenticeship at Austin Animal Center
  • Maddie’s® Systematic Canine Lifesaving Master Class at Austin Pets Alive!
  • Maddie’s® Systematic Feline Lifesaving Master Class at Austin Pets Alive!
  • Maddie’s® Lifesaving Leadership Master Class at Austin Pets Alive!

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