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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

It’s never been more important to build relationships with foster caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has empowered many animal welfare organizations to make operational changes such as the introductions of telemedicine, virtual adoptions and a huge uptick in fostering. Will we go back to the way things were? This interview with Greg Lucas, founder of Shelterluv the the second in a three-part series examining these very changes. You… Learn More

Why animal welfare can’t go back to the way things were

The COVID-19 pandemic has empowered many animal welfare organizations to make operational changes such as the introductions of telemedicine, virtual adoptions and a huge uptick in fostering. Will we go back to the way things were? This interview with Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. is the first in a… Learn More

Harness the power of home-based volunteers: Train them to engage with your social media

Many shelters and rescues have seen an unprecedented number of pets go into foster homes recently thanks to emergency foster initiatives. Now that these pets are in foster, it’s time to take the next step: getting them adopted.   With the need for social distancing, social media is more important than ever. Volunteers, many of whom won’t be able to visit your building as regularly… Learn More

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