Today is a fine time to enter your Shelter Animals Count data!

Data plays a crucial part in decision making, which is why today is why we are reminding you to please input your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other… Learn More

Data tells a story: Enter your Shelter Animals Count data!

Data tells an invaluable story, which is why today is why we are reminding you to please input your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other states or look… Learn More

Take the time to enter your Shelter Animals Count data!

It’s a great day to enter your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data plays an important role in the animal welfare sector. It has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other states or look up the… Learn More

Now’s the time to enter your Shelter Animals Count data!

This is your friendly reminder to enter your Shelter Animals Count (SAC) data! Data plays an important role in the animal welfare sector. It has enabled our industry to compile a complete picture of the animals entering and leaving shelters. You can see how your data compares to those in other states or look up… Learn More

Be entered to win one of TEN $500 grants by taking this short survey!

Animal shelter and rescue organizations, we need your input! Learning about your organization’s programs can help us keep more people and pets together everywhere, so we’re looking to collect information on programs across the United States in this short survey.  We originally sent this survey out two years ago and know much has changed since… Learn More

5 tips for recruiting safety net fosters

As we move toward community-centric animal services practices, many shelters and rescue organizations are considering creating safety net fostering programs. These programs provide temporary care for pets whose owners are in crisis, but who would like to keep their pets in the long term. “I think there’s been a growing interest for programs like this… Learn More

Help more pets reunite with their owners using this survey

Return to Owner (RTO) is an important component of lifesaving. When pets are reunited with their owners, that’s one less kennel that is being occupied.   Michelson Found Animals Foundation is conducting a national survey on RTO. With this survey, they are hoping to learn what RTO rates truly are and what strategies are being used for… Learn More

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Research studies to help you implement new lifesaving ideas at your animal organization

Over the past few years, the Maddie’s® Fund Idea Lab has been funding numerous projects to help advance the welfare of homeless pets across the country. While we’ve shared some of the findings as we received them (you’ve likely heard of the short-term foster sleepover study by now), we’re excited to finally have the summary results of 39 Maddie’s® Idea… Learn More

Nationwide Fostering Study

Seeking animal shelters for nationwide fostering study

Does your shelter have a great field trip program? Are you ready for the next step? Arizona State University (ASU) & Virginia Tech (VT) are currently enrolling shelters that want to implement a sleepover program for science in their Nationwide Fostering Study! Shelters that participate in this study will receive free apprenticeship training from Maddie’s Fund®… Learn More

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Shelter dog behavior assessments not reliable, reports ASPCA

This post originally ran on June 28, 2018. We wanted to share again because we think this topic is very important.  An in-shelter behavior assessment is not a reliable way to determine whether dogs will or won’t be safe in adoptive homes, reports a new ASPCA position statement. Instead, such evaluations need to be based… Learn More

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