If your shelter or rescue is interested in starting or expanding a short-term foster program and improving quality of life for dogs in its care, the Maddie’s® Short-term Foster and Field Trip Online Apprenticeship is for you! The 3-week course replicates as closely as possible the onsite Maddie’s® Field Trip and Sleepover Foster Apprenticeship, all… Learn More
Do animal shelters need to be stressful places for pets? Leading shelter medicine and behavior experts say no, and they’ve created a free online course to show staff and volunteers how to make the process from intake to adoption a happy one. The course is part of Fear Free, an educational company originally founded to… Learn More
Applications are now being accepted for a competitive and hands-on Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program in Puerto Rico. This opportunity is open to licensed veterinary technicians, veterinary/medical assistants and other paraprofessionals at animal welfare organizations who are interested in gaining training and experience with high–quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) in a field setting. This apprenticeship will be held over nine days during Maddie’s® Spayathon4PR HQHVSN Apprenticeship with the Maddie’s®… Learn More
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
We’re having a blast at Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo in New Orleans! We’ve just started celebrating our 25th anniversary and we’re so excited to be sharing it with Good Humans, like you. We kicked off the week with Foster is the Future Learning Lab, hosted by some of the best… Learn More
Let the learning begin! Our four fellows are off and running at their respective cities. The Maddie’s® Executive Leader Fellowship will allow these individuals to develop and strengthen their knowledge and skill sets in no-kill animal sheltering management and leadership. Now, let’s meet these professionals that are ready to take their leadership abilities to… Learn More
Can you believe it’s almost here? The American Pets Alive! Conference 2019 takes place February 2 – 4 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin TX, and tickets are still available. Get them now with our code ThanksToMaddie, and before prices go up on Monday, January 21. If you still haven’t decided whether or not to attend,… Learn More
Apply for a full scholarship to attend the Maddie’s UOP Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program!
Ready to take your shelter education to the next level? Maddie’s Fund® is now sponsoring full scholarships to the University of the Pacific Online Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program (more info), a program developed and managed by Humane Network. This program provides knowledge you will need to advance your career in animal sheltering or assume… Learn More
Heard it at Expo: Technology gives lifesaving a boost, what you want to know about Maddie’s Pet Forum, and match to win!
Not at Animal Care Expo, and want to keep up? Or here, but not able to catch everything? Here are some Maddie’s Fund® highlights of opening night and the first day! We pulled together a panel of experts in animal welfare technology to help give your lifesaving a boost. The panel included, left to right:… Learn More
One of the greatest obstacles to developing animal welfare leaders is the very thing that brings people into the field in the first place: compassion. Unfortunately, unless people who work with animals learn how to keep themselves emotionally healthy and balanced while doing this important work, they’ll be at high risk of leaving their job,… Learn More