Research study: Foster care has an impact on dogs’ welfare and adoption

Button had been at the Kansas City Pet Project for about a month, and he wasn’t doing well. He was displaying alarming signs of kennel stress, including pacing, spinning, vocalizing and jumping up and down over and over. The shelter has an excellent enrichment program that includes play groups, walks, puzzle toys and more, but… Learn More

Yes, you can ensure transparency while keeping marketing and adoption counseling separate

The following post is written by Kelly Duer, Maddie’s Fund® Foster Care Specialist, and Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Director of Animal Services at Pima Animal Control Center in Tucson, AZ. In the 3 years since Kristen’s original article describing the difference between marketing and adoption counseling, we’ve seen progress toward the goal, but some questions remain. This… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Million Cat Challenge has saved 2 million cats!

We can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend than by celebrating the new Million Cat Challenge milestone! The campaign, originally launched to save the lives of one million shelter cats in North America, announced today that participating animal shelters have DOUBLED that original goal. You read that right – that means two… Learn More

Attend one of our 12 animal welfare apprenticeships to improve lifesaving

Have you attended an apprenticeship yet? Our Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program application window is now open and it’s an excellent opportunity for shelter and rescue organizations to improve lifesaving! You’ll learn from some of the best in the industry. Don’t just take our word for it though. We asked former apprentices about their experiences. Adopting out… Learn More

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Don’t miss why Zach Skow says not to judge a book by its cover

Can you believe we’re just about one month away from the HSUS Animal Care Expo in New Orleans? As you start to peruse the sessions and create your schedule, be sure you mark your calendar to attend the Welcome Session on Monday, April 15 from 4pm – 5:30pm. Here you’ll get to watch keynote speaker… Learn More

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Maddie Monthly: Our top stories of November

Last month was a busy one (aren’t they all?), so we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss some of the popular Chew on This blog posts from November. Here you go! Foster pet marketing guide Download, save, print or share our thorough foster marketing guide. This guide has everything a foster caregiver could possibly… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: 3 homeless Saint Bernards get adopted together

Does anyone have any vacuum recommendations? That’s what the family who adopted three Saint Bernards in Canada would like to know. It was love at first sight for the family when an adoption plea for Gunther, Gasket and Goliath went viral. Due to their tight bond, the Edmonton Humane Society thought it was best for… Learn More

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A trading post for shelter pet-helping ideas

Ever wish there was a place you could go to share your dog or cat wisdom with others? Or maybe you have an issue at your shelter or rescue organization and you’d like advice from someone who has been there before? Maddie’s® Pet Forum is an excellent resource for organizations looking for encouragement and guidance.… Learn More

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