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#FeelGoodFriday: ‘Somebody to Love’ makes the perfect animal shelter song

When Kaye Towner heard one of her favorite Queen songs on the radio, “Somebody to Love,” she was struck by an idea. “I just knew it would be an amazing dog rescue video,” she said. According to Northwest Florida Daily News, Towner reached out to Manda Moore, the Community Development Director for Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS),… Learn More

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Six guidelines for marketing your foster pet

Thanks to social media, foster caregivers from around the country are realizing the power they have to get pets adopted through marketing. Photographs, video, text and other materials created in foster care are especially valuable in helping potential adopters picture a pet in their own home and conveying information about a pet’s behavior outside the… Learn More

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5 ways to get dogs out of the shelter faster

The following post is the final in a three-part series written by Kristen Auerbach,Director of Animal Services at Pima Animal Control Center in Tucson, AZ. The final piece focuses on proven strategies to get dogs adopted more quickly. At Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) in Tucson, Arizona, we’ve saved around 91% of the 15,000 pets… Learn More

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The story of Baltimore, a long-stay dog in urgent need of a home

The following post is the first in a three-part series written by Kristen Auerbach, Director of Animal Services at Pima Animal Control Center in Tucson, AZ. The first focuses on Baltimore, a dog with “urgent” status. In most animal shelters, there are lots of factors that can put a dog in ‘urgent’ or ‘high risk’… Learn More

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The 4th annual #PetFriday is almost here! Celebrate with us

It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the Fourth Annual #PetFriday! We can hardly wait; can you? For those who might not know, #PetFriday is what we renamed Black Friday, or the day after Thanksgiving. We took a page out of REI’s #OptOutside campaign, and instead of heading out into the chaos of shopping malls and… Learn More

Help your foster pets find adopters with our new marketing guide!

Brand-new foster caregiver Rachel Jones had her work cut out for her when she took her first dog home from the Ventura County Animal Shelter. A depressed, senior pit bull-type dog, Louie, had been awaiting adoption for a year and a half. “He slept for two days and then woke up the happiest ham who… Learn More

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Now accepting applications for seventeen animal welfare apprenticeships!

‘Tis the season for giving, so we’re giving you seventeen apprenticeship opportunities! Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications now through November 19th. Whether you want to improve your knowledge and skills in fostering, operations, medical care, operations or lifesaving in general – we have something for you. Current opportunities span across the country from Sherwood,… Learn More

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