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

How Napa Humane is offering dog training classes to keep people and pets together 

Broadening community services through accessible preventative programs is what Napa Humane is all about. Although the organization has been around for about 50 years, they no longer have a physical shelter or animals. So, what do they have? A spay/neuter and vaccine clinic, a mobile clinic, humane education programs and most recently, accessible dog training classes. … Learn More

Prison training programs using shelter dogs 

Prison training programs with shelter dogs can be transformative. Has your animal organization considered getting involved with a local prison training program but not sure where to start? Or maybe you’re just interested in learning more about what a program like this entails? The recording of the Community Conversation featuring a Prison Training Programs Discussion… Learn More

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

This post was originally published in 2019. We are republishing today as foster care is as important as ever.  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… Learn More

Join us for a new webcast series, Maddie’s Insights!

Introducing a brand new webcast series, Maddie’s® Insights. Starting on Thursday, September 8, at 12:00PM / 3:00PM ET, these monthly webcasts will provide practical tips based on current research to help pets and people. Maddie’s Fund® Director of Outreach and Research, Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB will host this 60 minute webcast. “It’s pretty common that… Learn More

Dog and cat behavior and training resources at your fingertips!

Need a specific resource on behavior or training? Or maybe you have some to share? Either way, Maddie’s® Pet Forum May resource drive is for you! This month, the focus is on dog and cat behavior or training resources. You’ll find resources for animals while in your shelter/rescue organization’s care and separate folders with resources… Learn More

Does your animal shelter have a behavior program? Tell us!

You may remember us mentioning we have a few surveys coming your way this winter. Here’s a NEW one about shelter behavior practices. Supporting and making outcome decisions for dogs with behavioral concerns is a challenge for many shelters, so we’re looking to do an assessment of current shelter behavior practices. This survey primarily focuses on dogs,… Learn More

6 tips for recruiting fosters for pets with behavioral needs 

Finding foster caregivers for pets who have behavioral needs can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are six strategies animal welfare organizations across the country are using to do just this!    1. Prioritize “unicorn” fosters who have ideal home set-ups for some of your more challenging pets (people who don’t have children or other pets). Be responsive and treat… Learn More

Prevent surrenders by learning how to resolve common behavioral problems

When people get frustrated with their pet’s behavior, their bond suffers, and if they can’t figure out how to deal with the issue, they may feel that their only option is to surrender their pet to the shelter.   In How to Help People Resolve Some Common Behavior Problems and Keep Their Pets, from Saving Nevada’s Pets Conference: Shelter… Learn More

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