Start recruiting kitten fosters now with the help of these rescue pugs

Kitten season is just around the corner, and we know how overwhelming it can be. Which is why we created this kitten fostering PSA just for you! Hamilton Pug and his brother Rufus have been busy this past year running a #pugbnb for shelter kittens and cats. They wanted to show the world that fostering… Learn More

Join us for a kitten webinar series, hosted by Million Cat Challenge

Kitten season will be here before you know it, and the Million Cat Challenge (MCC) wants you to have your most successful season yet. Which is why they are hosting three kitten-focused webinars in March to help you prepare. Kittens are a shelter’s most vulnerable population, and MCC wants to help you save as many as… Learn More

Maddies Apprenticeships

14 animal welfare apprenticeship opportunities now open

Maddie’s ® Apprenticeship Program is now accepting applications for 14 opportunities, including the brand new Maddie’s® Volunteer Dog Handling Program Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!. Improve your skills and expertise in volunteer engagement, medium and large dog fostering, ringworm care and more. There is an apprenticeship for everyone, and it includes a stipend to cover… Learn More

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Want a silent night at your animal shelter this season? Try holiday fostering!

Organizations across the country are getting dogs out of the shelter and into homes for the holidays through foster care. Holiday foster initiatives are usually short, from overnight to several days. Inviting the public to participate and keeping the commitment short makes it easy for community members join in (and many fosters opt to keep… Learn More

Kathy

How foster field trips saved a dog named Kathy

Is there anything you haven’t tried to save your long-stay dogs who are getting kennel-stressed? Read Kathy’s story and see if what helped her will work for your dogs, too. As Kathy’s stay at Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) crept beyond 80 days, multiple signs of kennel stress began to appear: jumping, frantic barking at… Learn More

One of Cole and Marmalade's foster kittens

#FeelGoodFriday: Cole and Marmalade have foster kittens!

There’s no question that fostering orphaned kittens is a good deed. But in addition to the warm feeling of a job well done, there’s one more reward you’ll get if you bring some of these little fur balls into your home for a while. You’ll get to be with kittens. That’s what Internet-famous adopted kitties… Learn More

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Go crazy for long-stay pets with our #GetEmHomeChallenge!

Is there a better feeling in the world than one of your shelter’s long-stay animals finding a home? How about the feeling of receiving a grant? What if you could do both? You can, and in this free Maddie’s Fund® webcast, you’ll find out how! We want to see you push your creativity to the… Learn More

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How to clean and disinfect pet foster homes

Your foster caregivers provide a warm and safe place for their foster pets, but do they know how to properly clean and disinfect their homes? This is especially important when there is a sick foster in the house. Everything from how to clean, why, when and supplies needed are discussed in this 17-minute Flash Class,… Learn More

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