February 26, 2024
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition featuring Michael Shikashio
Has your animal organization ever dealt with difficult to place dogs? Do you want to learn key factors to ensure the behavioral well-being of them while searching for a suitable home? Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition featured speaker, Michael Shikashio, has you covered! We’re thrilled to share that Shikashio will cover these topics and more in… Learn More

Apply now for the Open Arms Challenge!
The application period has begun for the Open Arms Challenge and will close on March 6! This grant Challenge is like no other. For the entire month of April 2024, animal shelters, foster-based organizations and public charities are encouraged to create a new program or expand an existing one focused on keeping pets and people together. Apply Now

My Dog Is My Home’s Co-Sheltering Conference 2024
March 26-28, 2024

This year’s conference aims to create a virtual space where advocates, providers, policy makers, and people with lived experience can work hand in hand to redefine the landscape of care and transform pathways to housing for people and animals together. Learn More

Grant Opportunity: The Grey Muzzle Organization
The Grey Muzzle Organization makes grants specifically for programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs. Now through March 19, they invite shelters, rescue groups, and other nonprofit organizations, whose activities include helping senior dogs, to apply for funds. Learn More

Maddie’s® Monthly Behavior Meeting
Do you work with shelter dogs who struggle with behavioral issues such as anxiety, aggression, or fear? Do you want to learn more about how behavior medications can help improve their welfare and outcomes? If so, you won’t want to miss this webcast on February 29 at 9AM PT/Noon ET! Register 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.) 

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!