March 25, 2024
Categories: #MaddieMonday

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

Resources to help make pet adoptions more welcoming
The Open Arms Challenge begins next month on April 1st! Whether you’re participating in the Challenge or not (registration has closed) we’re highlighting a few resources that will help make adoptions more welcoming and inclusive for your community. Adopters Welcome: The Mind-Body Connection by Humane Society of the United States is an informative blog post… Learn More

Study: Can short-term foster care increase a dog’s chances of adoption exponentially? 
Is short-term foster care beneficial for shelter pets? While previous research has focused on dogs’ wellbeing during sleepovers and field trips outside the shelter, the recent findings, part of the Arizona State University/Virginia Tech Maddie’s® Nationwide Fostering Study, provide insight into the effect these outings have on dogs’ adoption rates.  Here are five important takeaways from… Learn More

Take the 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey
In 2021, Association for Animal Welfare Advancement launched its DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) survey and now it’s time to see how much progress has been made. All members are encouraged to participate – from front-line animal care staff, managers, and field officers to fundraising staff, adoptions counselors, and board members. The survey closes on April 21. Take the Survey

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

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!