March 8, 2021
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources we’ve added over the past week.

Apply by Friday! Maddie’s® University Spring Catalog: Online Apprenticeships
We have three brand new online apprenticeships for spring! Each apprenticeship is four weeks long and is made up of a combination of self-paced learning and four 90-minute weekly Zoom meetings with your instructor. The application window is March 8-12 and seats are limited! More details to come in an email later today. Learn More

Want to place 50% or more of your pets in foster homes? Take a comprehensive approach to foster recruitment
Traditionally in many shelters, only select pets have been eligible for foster care. Those sent to foster homes have typically been neonates and pets with medical needs. Due to lack of time and the seasonal nature of pets’ births, foster recruitment at most organizations has been done on an as-needed basis. This can leave shelters… Learn More

Save the date: Maddie’s® Candid Conversation with Ed Jamison on March 23 at 12p PT
Join us for a brand-new series of open, informal 30-minute conversations and Q+A with various DEI leaders, hosted by our own Mary Ippoliti-Smith. Learn and be inspired by each speaker’s journey promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their daily work.  Come away with ideas to keep more people and pets together through respect and appreciation as valuable members of your community. Learn More

Register your shelter for a free volunteer program assessment!
It’s that time again—the folks behind the Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA) are offering their amazing service to shelters at no cost! But hurry, applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. VPA is for shelters with a brick and mortar location and at least 30 volunteers; not rescue organizations at this time. Learn more and then apply in the “Apply Now!” tab on their website. Learn More

Human Animal Support Services Toolkits are here! 
These toolkits provide professional resources for implementing the Human Animal Support Services model of animal sheltering. They’ve been created in collaboration with the HASS Project Working Groups, Pilot Shelters, and HASS/American Pets Alive! staff. Learn More

1/2 off discount code to Michigan Humane’s 2021 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference
Hosted virtually March 8-9, this event will kick off with our keynote speaker Lisa LaFontaine, president and CEO of the Humane Rescue Alliance. Critical topics will be discussed as organizations continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, including shelter medicine, adoption trends, animal behavior, fundraising during a crisis and more. Use discount code THANKSTOMADDIE to receive 50% off tickets! Register Now

Upcoming webcast: Recruit, Re-engage, Renew: How to place more pets into foster homes right now!
Learn how to create a culture of fostering in your community and discover proven strategies for placing more pets in foster care! Join us for this 1 hour webcast with Maddie’s Fund® Foster Care Specialist, Kelly Duer, on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12 noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern and receive CAWA CE credit. Register Now

Catch-up with the No Place Like Home Challenge huddles on Maddie’s Pet Forum
We wrapped up February with eight informative Return to Home (RTH) huddles! All huddles are now available on-demand. Learn More

Want to help keep more people and pets together?
Connect with us at Maddie’s® Pet Forum and take advantage of free online training with Maddie’s® University!