March 22, 2021
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

Pets across the US are returning home thanks to the No Place Like Home Challenge
The No Place Like Home Challenge is halfway over and the success stories are already in.  Over on Maddie’s® Pet Forum, several Challenge participants have been sharing what’s been working for them. Please, share your successes and ideas, too! While the Challenge is a fun competition, the ultimate goal is to get more pets back home… 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

National Pet Transport Discussion on Maddie’s® Pet Forum
We’re continuing the conversation started on one of the recent Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup call. Join the discussion

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

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!