April 2, 2024
Categories: Foster Programs

If you’re looking to bring new ideas to your organizations foster program, then look no further than Maddie’s® Monthly Foster Connection. This monthly webcast held on the first Thursday of the month at 12PM PT/3PM ET is an opportunity to discuss successful foster innovations and programs, collaborate with others in the field, answer questions and talk through complex foster-related issues.

This event is for foster managers and coordinators, and any staff who are interested in learning about what’s working in foster programs.

Mark your calendars for the following webcasts:

April 4, 2024

Speaker: Becky Costner, Executive Director, Let Love Live
Topic: Becky will tell us how this foster-based rescue organization places a high volume of pets into foster homes while making it easy for the communities they work with to participate in fostering. The organization started in 2021 with 11 foster homes and grew their foster base to 490 families in the first two years, placing over 2,550 dogs in foster homes by the end of 2023!

May 2, 2024
Speaker: Marnie Russ, National Kitten College Program Administrator, Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Topic: AWLA’s Kitten College went from saving just 92 kittens a year with 28 foster families, to saving more than 1,500 kittens a year with almost 300 foster families. Come to this session to learn how they do it!

June 6, 2024

Speakers: Chris Luther, Community Pet Manager, Lynchburg HS and August Hutchins, Rescue/Foster Coordinator, Hillsborough Pet Resource Center
Topics: Chris will walk us through LHS’s new web portal for foster caregivers, which puts resources and important information at fosters’ fingertips; August will tells us about Hillsborough’s foster volunteer committee, a group created with the goals of including fosters in foster recruitment, event planning, and foster engagement.

Register for Maddie’s® Monthly Foster Connection and join the group on Maddie’s® Pet Forum to continue the conversation.