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 short-term fostering invigorated one foster program and prepared them for Covid-19
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
How to make virtual adoptions work for your organization
Perhaps your organization has already embraced virtual adoptions or are still deciding if you want to go that route. We’ve rounded up some resources to help guide you as you navigate the new world of Zoom adoptions. First, the boring stuff. Get your ducks in a row with shelter and scheduling software, electronic document signing,… Learn More
Need foster caregivers? GreaterGood.org can help!
Through their nationwide #StayHomeAndFoster initiative, GreaterGood.org has over 80,000 people signed up to foster, but just 750 organizations to match them with. Register your organization so you can be matched with local fosters in your area! If your organization is not in need right now, you can still sign up so that everything is ready to go when you do need. This includes all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Learn More
AmPa! Webinar on June 10th at 2p PT: Foster Centric Sheltering: Seven Guiding Principles
What does it mean to be foster centric? What are the Seven Guiding Principles of foster care? Hear from the people who have elevated foster care from a sideline shelter program to a best practice. Presented by Dr. Sheila Segurson, Kelly Duer, and Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, this webinar will lead you through each of the guiding principles, to help you move forward in creating an organization where animals are housed in homes, and out of the shelter. Register Now
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
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
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!