February 27, 2023
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week.

March Community Conversations are all about being open and inclusive
With the Open Arms Challenge a little over a month away, now is the time to prepare. In addition to the dozens of resources available on the website, we have FOUR barrier busting centric Community Conversations during the month of March! Even if you are not participating in the Challenge, your organization can still benefit… Learn More

National Shelter Programs Survey
Got a few minutes? We’d love to hear from you! The intent of this survey is to collect accurate information about United States shelters and rescue organizations. By completing this survey, you’ll be entered into a drawing with a chance to win one of ten $500 grants! Learn More

Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Learniverse: Spring 2023 Shelter Summit and Fast Tracks
On March 14, gather with expert coaches and peers in a half-day Shelter Summit to explore topics that meet your most urgent challenges and get a bird’s-eye view of where your shelter could go next. The summit is free and will start at 9AM PT/12PM ET and end at 12:30PM PT/3:30PM ET. Learn More

Grant opportunity for senior dogs
The Grey Muzzle Organization is currently accepting applications for grants that are focused specifically on helping promote the well-being of senior dogs. Allowable costs include medical/dental care, preventive care (e.g., blood panel, blood pressure screening, urinalysis), staff time, adoption fees, advertising and other promotion-related costs, food, emergency care, and behavioral assistance. Grey Muzzle is particularly interested in efforts to prevent senior dogs from being surrendered. Learn More

My Dog is My Home Co-Sheltering Conference
This March 21-23 virtual conference focuses on “how co-sheltering people and animals together fits into the wider struggle for a more just society.” Maddie’s Fund® is a proud sponsor. Learn More

Maddie’s® Insights: Treatment Options for Canine Fears and Anxiety
Join Dr. Nicholas Dodman, DVM, DACVA, DACVB and Ian Dinwoodie, a data analyst and software engineer, as they discuss the results of their recent publication concerning optimal treatments for various canine behavior issues related to fear and anxiety. The one-hour webcast will be held on Thursday, March 9 at 12:00 PM PT/3PM ET. Register Now

Don’t forget: Monthly grant opportunity!
Maddie’s Fund® is giving away a $3,000 grant each month to one lucky Maddie’s® Pet Forum member!  You’ll automatically be entered to win each month when you start a new discussion, reply to a new post… Learn More

Weekly Community Conversations
Register now for the weekly Monday 11AM PT/2PM ET call for animal well-being professionals. These 50-minute calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond. There’s also $10,000 in grants given away each month to participants!

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