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

Don’t miss these sessions at the Best Friends National Conference this month!

Conference season is in full swing, and we’re excited for the Best Friends National Conference coming up later this month on June 23 and 24. With nearly 100 sessions on topics ranging from expert fundraising to coalition-building to innovation and technology, this year’s conference has something for everyone. Maddie’s Fund® is a proud sponsor of… 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

Starting today, join us for 8 great Return to Home huddles!

Starting today and through the end of the month, we are hosting eight huddles that focus on Return to Home practices. While these huddles are meant to be used as part of the No Place Like Home Challenge preparation, anyone can participate and learn more about Return to Home (traditionally known as Return to Owner).… Learn More

The many ways you can proactively reduce intake at your animal shelter

Back in February 2020, national animal welfare leaders met in Austin, TX, for the American Pets Alive! Conference to exchange ideas, tools and solutions that are helping the United States get to no-kill. In case you missed it, all 60 presentation recordings from the 2020 American Pets Alive! Conference are now available on-demand. Ten of… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: Apprenticeship application window coming soon, kitten season resources and more!

Happy #MaddieMonday! Below are some highlights you may have missed. Save the date! Maddie’s Apprenticeship Program Application Window is March 2 – 9, 2020 Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program is a new and exciting opportunity for shelters and rescue organizations to share ideas and strategies to improve lifesaving. Through a blended learning experience, both direct hands-on and… Learn More

Hey California: The Animal Care Conference is just around the corner!

If you work in animal welfare in California, you won’t want to miss the Animal Care Conference in Long Beach, presented by CalAnimals (the California Animal Welfare Association).  Taking place March 22-24, (with workshops on March 21), the ACC brings together those that work in California’s shelters. Connect with other shelter professionals on issues and experience unique to California, network and… Learn More

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