Dog field trip program names to inspire your shelter’s next brainstorming session Doesn’t it seem like shelter dog field trip programs are taking the country by storm? We think so, and we love it! As you may recall, we are sponsoring a study that measures the effects of dog field trip programs. The response has… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Nashville Humane Association’s power failure experience, a free assessment tool for foster programs and more!
Apply for our new ONLINE apprenticeship! Is your shelter or rescue looking to save the lives of more adult dogs? Then the Maddie’s® Short-term Foster and Field Trips Online Apprenticeship is for you! Applicants must apply by Wednesday, September 11th. Learn More How Nashville Humane Association turned a power failure into a win for their… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Free online course to keep shelter animals happier, apprenticeship opportunity in Puerto Rico and more!
New free online course helps keep shelter animals happier Do animal shelters need to be stressful places for pets? Leading shelter medicine and behavior experts say no, and they’ve created a free online course to show staff and volunteers how to make the process from intake to adoption a happy one. The course is part… Learn More
Apply for a Maddie’s® Apprenticeship today! The application window is open now through August 23rd. Learn More The ultimate low-cost shelter enrichment program resource Looking to start or expand a low-cost shelter enrichment program for dogs? We have the resource for you! In case you missed this valuable post on Maddie’s Pet Forum – one… Learn More
Apply for a Maddie’s® Apprenticeship today! The application window is open now through August 23rd. Learn More Yes, you can ensure transparency while keeping marketing and adoption counseling separate The following post is written by Kelly Duer, Maddie’s Fund® Foster Care Specialist, and Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Director of Animal Services at Pima Animal Control Center in… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Creating a community culture that values fostering, successful short-term foster programs and more!
Foster Friday everyday! Creating a community culture that values pet fostering If you’re interested in growing your animal shelter or rescue organization’s foster program, creating a community culture that values fostering is critical. One of the easiest ways to begin doing this is to bring foster care into the conversation as much as possible in… Learn More
Registration for Maddie’s® Shelter Compass is now open! The wait is over! Animal shelters can now build a custom lifesaving roadmap within minutes, thanks to Maddie’s® Shelter Compass. Registration for this free web-based tool is now open and is easy to do. All you need to do is enter some basic shelter data and answer… Learn More
6 tips for using foster care as a lifeline during animal shelter crises Along with reduced-fee adoption events, emergency foster care is becoming the go-to answer for nearly every crisis an animal shelter can have, including natural disasters, outbreaks of contagious illness, population surges and building renovations. Emergency foster care enables shelters to greatly increase… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Creating a custom lifesaving roadmap for shelters, how to create a safe space for foster cats and more!
Animal shelters can build a custom lifesaving roadmap with Maddie’s® Shelter Compass Did your animal shelter come with an instruction manual? We didn’t think so! Do you want to save more lives and increase efficiency but aren’t exactly sure where to begin? Maddie’s® Shelter Compass is here to help! This free web-based tool will provide… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Overcoming obstacles to foster field trips, creating your own training for staff and more!
How shelters can overcome obstacles to dog field trips and save more lives Chesapeake Animal Services is one of a string of organizations that have invited the public to take their dogs on field trips…and emptied their dog kennels in the process! It may look easy, but all of these organizations had obstacles to overcome… Learn More