December 4, 2023
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

The next Maddie’s Insights will cover the Family Bondedness Scale
Join us on December 14th for the next webcast in the Maddie’s® Insights series, “The Development of and Research on the Family Bondedness Scale.”  This one hour event will be presented by William M. Nugent, PhD, Professor at the College of Social Work, The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. The Family Bondedness Scale (FBS) was… Learn More

New research shows how to best engage more diverse communities in the pet fostering process
Is your animal organization trying to reach a more diverse audience for pet foster care? Research published by the pet product retailer, Chewy, found pet fostering has increased by 17% over the past year, with 8% of U.S. households fostering pets (HumanePro, 2022). However, little research has addressed the disparities between marginalized audiences and their… Learn More

Coming this Thursday: Camp Maddie
It’s almost here! Camp Maddie is a new, free learning series beginning with a virtual half-day dog foster edition on Thursday, December 7, 9am-1 pm PT (12 pm-4 pm ET). This is where expanding your dog foster program begins. Register Now

Last change to vote for Dr. Kwane Stewart as CNN Hero of The Year!
A Maddie’s Fund® grantee, Dr. Stewart provides judgment-free veterinary care for the pets of those experiencing homelessness. Learn more about all the CNN Heroes and vote now! Voting ends tomorrow, December 5.

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!

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!