Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week.
Register now for Camp Maddie: Foster Edition
Registration for Camp Maddie is now open and free! This is where expanding your dog foster program begins. Camp Maddie is a new learning series beginning with a virtual half-day dog foster edition on Thursday, December 7, 9am-1 pm PT (12 pm-4 pm ET). At Camp Maddie, we will cover various topics in to-the-point presentations, panel… Learn More
Learn strategies for challenging ableism in companion animal welfare
Join Professor Katja M. Guenther on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET for the latest Maddie’s® Insights installment, Strategies for Challenging Ableism in Companion Animal Welfare. Many animal shelters and rescues unwittingly perpetuate ableism through their engagements with disabled animals, even when they are trying to help these animals. In this session, we will explore… Learn More
The Journey You Own: A Deeper Dive
November 1, 10:00AM PT / 1:00PM ET
This webcast series is designed as a companion piece to the Maddie’s® University course, The Journey You Own: Practices for Well-being and Productivity. This week’s focus will be “Values Alignment.” (Even if you haven’t taken the course, you can still benefit from the webcast!)
Have you ever thought about what really matters to you – the things that drive you to take action and shape who you are? Your personal values are at the core of all that. But it’s not uncommon to feel like your values don’t align with your job or daily routine. Whatever is important to you and what motivates your actions ultimately shapes your personal values and, vice versa, your personal values impact your motivations and actions. Learn how you can align your daily actions with what’s most important to you. Register Now
Open Arms Challenge
The Open Arms Challenge registration will open at the end of February 2024, with the Challenge taking place in April 2024. Mark your calendars now and add this to your planning! Going forward, there will only be one Challenge per year. Learn More
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 $5,000 in grants given away each month to participants!