February 20, 2024
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

How a 2023 Open Arms Challenge winner became more accessible and inclusive of its entire community
During the 2023 Open Arms Challenge, Grand Prize winner Harris County Pets of Houston, TX, (HCP) did its very best to ensure the practices and services offered were easily accessible and did not exclude anyone. Equipped with information from Community Conversations and Maddie’s® Pet Forum, they were able to make a number of changes that… Learn More

Registration for Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition is now open!
Camp Maddie is back! Join us on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 and Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 9AM-1PM PT (12PM-4PM ET) for a focus on dog behavior. The free, virtual event will consist of two half-days that will include presentations, short videos and question and answer sessions. At Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition, we’ll talk about… Learn More

Dianne Prado Candid Conversation on demand
Maddie’s® Candid Conversations is back for its third season! The season kicked off with Dianne Prado, the Founder and President of the Housing Equity & Advocacy Resource Team (HEART LA), a unique non-profit that was born from the heart. Prado’s compelling story reveals the values, mind-set and skills she’s used create. Watch Now

Open Arms Challenge-focused Weekly Community Conversations
Join us for three Open Arms Challenge-focused Community Conversations in the month of February. These 50-minute Zoom meetings will feature previous Challenge winners and their experiences making changes at their respective organizations. These calls will be invaluable even if you’re not planning on joining the Challenge this year. The lineup is as follows: Disability Inclusion, Community Services Impact and People with Lived Experiences Working Group. Register Now
(If you are already registered for the Weekly Community Conversations, there is no need to register again.) 

The Open Arms Challenge prep period is now! 
The next Open Arms Challenge registration will open from February 26 to March 6, with the Challenge taking place in April 2024. Throughout this month we’ll prepare with calls and resources.  Learn More

Widening your talent pool roundtable
February 27, 2024 at 1PM PT/4PM ET
Join The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement for a discussion with three peers on recruiting and onboarding through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens. 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!

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!