Maddie’s Shelter Compass is like hiring an extra employee

Ever feel like you have too much to do and don’t know where to start? Whether it’s cleaning out your closet or saving the lives of more pets, we can relate. Often times we end up not starting a task because we simply don’t have the time to figure out a plan.  While we can’t organize your closet for you, we can help… 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 of our Innovation grantees, Far Side Journey, used their grant to develop the Boredom Buster Program, a low-cost shelter enrichment program for dogs. They piloted the… Learn More

JHS summer camp

Middle schoolers create videos to inspire pet adoption

The next generation of animal welfare professionals is already getting started. The kids at the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) summer camp sure are a talented and compassionate bunch. Every week, they were tasked with coming up with a video on the topic of their choice. “The kids love being creative and working as a team… Learn More

Woman holding small cute kittens

The heat is on with these hot topics in Maddie’s Pet Forum! 

It’s raining kittens, the temperature is up, but we got you covered!   If you didn’t already know, Maddie’s® Pet Forum is a great place to exchange ideas, ask for help and share resources. We wanted to take a moment and spotlight a few recent posts. Head on over to these posts to learn something new… Learn More

Attend a Maddie’s Apprenticeship right now from the comfort of your own home

Have you ever wanted to sign up for Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program but missed the deadline? Or don’t feel like you can skip town for several days? Or want to attend a program immediately? Now, you can attend an apprenticeship remotely and at your own pace over at Maddie’s® University. And, it’s free. We have four courses… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: 96-old-man visits animal shelter everyday

A 96-year-old man brings a toolbox full of treats to an animal shelter in Pennsylvania. Full of home-baked chicken and sliced hot dogs, Frank Lanterman has made the drive to AWSOM Animal Shelter every day for the last five years. “If the dogs are outside in those cages over there, they know this car and… 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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