We’re just getting started at #AnimalCareExpo in New Orleans!

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

Meet our new Maddie’s Fund fellows!

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

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Further your professional development at the American Pets Alive! Conference!

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

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When working with animals becomes too much: Online help for compassion fatigue

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

Learn ‘Compassion Fatigue Strategies’ in online course for shelter/rescue workers, veterinarians

What if someone had genuine useful resources that could help those working with animals in the shelter, rescue and veterinary fields cope with emotional numbness, stress, anxiety and burnout? Someone does: The Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida is enrolling students in its online course in “Compassion Fatigue Strategies” with certified compassion fatigue… Learn More

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Is stress undermining your pet adoption efforts?

Are dogs and cats in shelters developing health and behavior problems because of stress? And does that make adoption more difficult and less likely for those pets? Yes, says board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sheila D’Arpino. On January 14 and February 4, 2016, she’ll be presenting free webcasts on how stress is sabotaging your pet… Learn More

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How to manage an animal shelter with lifesaving at its core

Do you ever wish you had a solid grounding in how to run an animal shelter with lifesaving as its core mission? Whether you’re currently in the sheltering field or considering making the leap, you can get that opportunity in “Animal Shelter Management: Lifesaving-Centered” through the University of the Pacific’s online certificate course. Experienced, new,… Learn More

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