June 1, 2020
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources that we’ve added over the past week. As a reminder, we’ve created an emergency fostering and COVID-19 webpage that we are updating regularly as new resources become available. You’re also invited to join the Emergency fostering during the Covid-19/coronavirus pandemic group on Maddie’s® Pet Forum where you can ask questions, share resources and more.

How a foster field trip saved this nine-year-old shelter pup
Maddie’s® Foster Express Challenge called on participating shelters to focus on short-term fostering to help get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers. We’ll be sharing exclusive interviews on Maddie’s Pet Forum as well as on the blog with several of… Learn More

Check-in with your foster caregivers (new and old!) with our free assessment tool
Now is the perfect time to reach out to your foster caregivers and see how you are doing as an organization. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelter and rescue organizations have seen an increase in foster caregiving. All of the additional focus on fostering presents a great opportunity to hone in on what your… Learn More

New grant opportunity from Hill’s Pet Nutrition and The Association
These two are teaming up to offer $400,000 in grants that support: Adoption programs, foster programs, veterinary care for in-shelter and foster pets, operational expenses and community support. Deadline to apply is tomorrow, June 2, at 11:59 PM ET. Learn More

New Maddie’s University course: Using Social Media to Help Shelter Pets Shine
This class, authored by Foster Care Specialist Kelly Duer and HeARTs Speaks’ Caitlin Quinn, is aimed at foster caregivers to help them market their own foster pets. Learn More

Petco webinar series for foster caregivers: Have you welcomed a foster or newly adopted pet? These will help! Petco is hosting a webinar series to provide you with additional resources during your new adopter or foster journey. Check out the previously recorded webinars. Learn More

Best Friends Animal Society Town Halls
Best Friends Animal Society is hosting a series of COVID-19 town halls. You can watch recordings of previous ones and register for new ones. Learn More

Maddie’s® Pet Forum Featured Topics:
Get your organization’s logo and website on a ‘Dear Humans’ film created by Heroes of Rescue to thank your volunteers & followers for their support during COVID-19.  Join the discussion

Want to increase lifesaving?
Connect with us at Maddie’s® Pet Forum, use Maddie’s® Shelter Compass tool to increase lifesaving success and take advantage of free online training with Maddie’s® University!