Register now for Camp Maddie: Foster Edition!

Have you registered for Camp Maddie yet? Registration is free! Camp Maddie is a new learning series beginning with a virtual half-day dog foster edition on Thursday, December 7, 9am-1 pm PT (12 pm-4 pm ET). At Camp Maddie, we will cover various topics in to-the-point presentations, panel discussions, strategy-sharing seminars, videos and question and answer… Learn More

Register now for Camp Maddie: Foster Edition

Registration for Camp Maddie is now open and free! This is where expanding your dog foster program begins. Camp Maddie is a new learning series beginning with a virtual half-day dog foster edition on Thursday, December 7, 9am-1 pm PT (12 pm-4 pm ET). At Camp Maddie, we will cover various topics in to-the-point presentations, panel… Learn More

Save the Date: Join us in December for Camp Maddie!

Camp Maddie is a new learning series beginning with a virtual half-day foster edition on Thursday, December 7, 9am-1 pm PT (12 pm-4 pm ET). This event is free. At Camp Maddie, we will cover various topics in to-the-point presentations, panel discussions, strategy-sharing seminars, videos and question and answer sessions. Presenters will discuss breaking down barriers… Learn More

5 important insights from our National Foster Survey 

The 2022 National Foster Survey conducted by Maddie’s Fund®, provides valuable insights into the utilization and support of foster care programs for dogs and cats in the United States. The survey examined the dynamics of foster care programs and identified important factors impacting foster care placement. Versions of the survey have also been conducted for… Learn More

Free online courses for all things foster care at your animal organization

When it comes to successful foster care programs at animal shelter or rescue organizations, there are many areas to consider. What does an organization that successfully integrates foster into the whole organization look like? How do organizations with robust foster programs onboard their new foster caregivers? What does successful foster training and support look like?… 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

Kitten season is coming and we’ve got resources

While we may not be able to provide you with an extra set of hands to bottle feed, we do have plenty resources to help with kitten season. From a kitten marketing toolkit from HeARTs Speak to foster recruitment to kitten care and more, we hope these will help make kitten season a little easier… Learn More

Are short-term foster programs for shelter cats beneficial or problematic?

Join Dr. Kristyn Vitale on Thursday, February 9 at 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET as she presents the findings from her shelter cat foster program study. During this Maddie’s® Insights webcast, “Short-Term Foster Programs for Shelter Cats: Beneficial or Problematic?,” attendees will learn more about the study and how to apply the findings of the research to… Learn More

#BeAHelper, a new PSA campaign focused on keeping pets and people together

Maddie’s Fund®, together with The Ad Council and The Humane Society of the United States have launched a new campaign, “Pets and People Together,” a fully integrated public service announcement (PSA) campaign, to inspire pet lovers everywhere to #BeAHelper. Ninety-seven percent of pet owners consider their pet to be family. At any given time, anyone may… Learn More

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