The apprenticeship application window is closing soon!

If you’ve been wanting to apply for one of our seven online apprenticeships but haven’t done so yet – you have until Friday, May 20! This is your chance to learn all about lost pet reunification, foster field trips and more. As a reminder, each apprenticeship is four weeks long and is made up of… Learn More

Happy birthday, Maddie!

Today we celebrate the little dog who started a revolution. She was bold, feisty and not afraid to take chances. Although she is no longer with us, we continue to give thanks to Maddie in the form of grants, resources and in everything we do. We know she’d be insanely proud of the work you… Learn More

I foster. You foster. We all foster. A new Challenge is coming!

We all know the incredible bond that humans and pets have and the importance of keeping them together. Foster care is a powerful way to achieve that. That’s what the We Foster Challenge is all about! By participating in the Challenge this May, you’ll grow your foster base to help keep pets with people and out of… Learn More

Michael Blackwell Avanzino Award Recipient

Join us for a Candid Conversation with Dr. Michael Blackwell!

Join us on Wednesday, November 10 at 12PM PT / 3PM ET for a 60-minute Maddie’s® Candid Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Blackwell, DVM, MPH. As the Director of the Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work, at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Blackwell’s self-professed mission is to improve access to veterinary care, especially for families… Learn More

AlignCare will help to keep more pets and people together, thanks to Maddie

Just announced last week, we’re thrilled to share that Maddie’s Fund® has granted The University of Tennessee College of Social Work Program for Pet Health Equity (PPHE) $3.4 million to expand AlignCare’s national reach. AlignCare is the nation’s first OneHealth healthcare system addressing the needs of people, their pets, and their ecosystem. The program’s mission… Learn More

Join us for a special conversation with Justin Marceau and Gabrielle Chapman!

Justin Marceau, author of Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment and Gabrielle Chapman, social justice analyst, will be speaking with each other in special 45-minute edition of Maddie’s® Candid Conversations on Thursday, June 3 at 12 PM PT/3 PM ET. The discussion will center around the role of fines and fees, civil penalties, conviction and punishment… Learn More

Register now for Maddie’s Candid Conversation with Dr. Jyothi Robertson

Join us Tuesday, May 25 for an open, informal 30-minute conversation and Q+A with Dr. Jyothi V. Robertson, President and Founder of JVR Shelter Strategies. The chat will begin at 12n Pacific / 3pm Eastern. In her well-established career, Dr. Robertson has consulted on organizational structure and processes in the animal welfare field. Internationally recognized as… Learn More

Returning more animals home: has your animal shelter joined Petco Love Lost yet?

In case you missed it, Petco Love (formerly Petco) has been busy making changes to help keep more people and pets together! In fact, they just launched Petco Love Lost (formerly Finding Rover), a national resource to help easily reunite lost pets using their patented facial recognition technology. Pet companies, animal welfare organizations, and veterinarians… Learn More

It’s time to update your Maddie’s Fund mailing list preferences!

Are you currently subscribed to the Maddie’s Fund mailing list? If so, we want to make sure our emails are still valuable to you. In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’ve revamped our mailing list form and kindly ask that you take two minutes to update your preferences  ASAP. If you’re not currently subscribed and would like to be, you can easily do so on the same… Learn More

Join us for a brand new series: Maddie’s Candid Conversations!

In-depth discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion from those with lived experiences? Yes, please! That’s what you get with our brand-new series, Maddie’s® Candid Conversations. Each segment includes an open, informal 30-mintute conversation with various speakers hosted by our own Mary Ippoliti-Smith. Learn and be inspired by each speaker’s journey promoting diversity, equity and inclusion… Learn More

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