#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
#MaddieMonday: Create your own training for staff, Alachua County Community Collaborative Project story and more!
Create your own custom Maddie’s University training for staff, volunteers and fosters How would you like to have ample training tools tailored to your organization, all in one place? Maddie’s Lifesaver Training does just that! This free service from Maddie’s® University offers customized online training solutions for shelters and rescue organizations. Using the wide variety… Learn More
Maddie’s Fund looks back at our first foster pets How would you describe your first fostering experience? Exciting, rewarding, intense? How about a little of all three? Since June is National Foster a Pet Month, we were inspired by Petco’s call to share first fostering stories. Below are some of the Maddie’s Fund® employees experiences.… Learn More
Recruit, repurpose, recycle: how to get more pets into foster care right now “How can we recruit more foster caregivers?” is a common question by organizations that want to save more lives. However, the real question they may be trying to answer is a little broader in scope: “How can we put more pets into… Learn More
What your animal welfare organization should know about cat cafes and pop-ups Kitten season has only just begun, so what’s a shelter or rescue organization to do? Well, you could try a cat pop-up or cat café! We attended the session Commerce for kitties: Using for-profit approaches to help more cats at HSUS Animal Care Expo in April,… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Strategic planning resources, focusing on the present, not past to get animals adopted and more!
Study: To get pets adopted, focus on the present, not the past In honor of Maddie’s Fund® 25th anniversary, we are taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting some early blog posts that we think are still relevant today. This post originally ran on December 11, 2012. Are your adoption listings full of information… Learn More
$55,000 in grants given away at Animal Care Expo, #ThanksToMaddie! If you were at Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo conference last month, we hope you stopped by our booth to say hi, grabbed some fun giveaways and even tried your luck at winning a grant or two (or three, for some… Learn More
Jacksonville Humane Society wants you to steal their winning plan for long stay pets The deck appeared to be stacked against 15-year-old Freckles, who had been awaiting adoption for several months. “Freckles had some hair loss and a fairly appropriate ‘cattitude’ for a lady of her age,” says Lindsay Layendecker, Jacksonville Humane Society’s (JHS) Senior… Learn More
#MaddieMonday: Celebrating 25 years of lifesaving, Animal Care Expo, foster care consumer research and more!
We’re celebrating 25 years of lifesaving! 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Maddie’s Fund®. Starting in April, we will be celebrating for an entire year until April 2020! Join us! Learn more Let the good times roll at HSUS Animal Care Expo in New Orleans Will we see you at Humane Society of the United States… Learn More