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How your pet foster program can provide support for foster caregivers

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, shelters have been cleared out and foster homes have been filled. While it is truly the silver lining to this all, foster programs have been learning and pivoting in ways to support their new and long-time caregivers. Lea Williams, Ph.D, a nonprofit consultant and researcher, provides us with recommendations for foster… Learn More

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6 things you need to know about the foster-centric shelter

Over the last few months, we’ve seen incredible changes within animal welfare. Communities all over the country stepped up to foster pets, opening our eyes to the possibilities of the foster-centric shelter. While we work toward caring for pets in foster homes instead of shelters, here are six things you need to know: 1. This… Learn More

Short-term fostering opens the door to recruitment

Maddie’s® Foster Express Challenge called on participating shelters to focus on short-term fostering to help get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers. The following is the last in this series.  How do you recruit new fosters? By enticing them with… Learn More

Congratulations to over 200 Pet Foster Care Stimulus Grant recipients!

When we put out the call for the Pet Foster Care Stimulus Grant applications, we never thought we would receive over 1,000 inquiries! You have embraced foster care like never before, and for that we are grateful. A silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic is that pets are spending more time in foster homes than… Learn More

10 ways to keep your new foster caregivers engaged

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, shelters and rescues across the country were flooded with more applications from more potential fosters than many believed were even possible. Pets were sent to foster homes and adoption floors were emptied.  Now that some of us are returning to our usual schedules, what can we do to keep these… Learn More

Attack kitten season like kittens attack your hands with these resources

Kitten season is in full swing, so here are some of our best kitten resources all in one place. We know things are a little different this year, but that’s not stopping the kittens from coming! Feral felines & kittens found outdoors  This webinar from the Kitten Lady comes highly recommended from Gimme Shelter. Her… Learn More

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How a foster field trip saved this nine year old shelter pup

Maddie’s® Foster Express Challenge called on participating shelters to focus on short-term fostering to help get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers. We’ll be sharing exclusive interviews on Maddie’s Pet Forum as well as on the blog with several of… Learn More

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