The top 10 Chew On This blog posts from 2019

Our most popular Chew on This blog posts in 2019 covered a myriad of topics. They span everything from tips to get long-stay pets adopted, free online courses, to cat cafes and of course, foster care! We hope these posts give you the inspiration and information you need to increase lifesaving at your organization.  Whether… Learn More

Maddie’s Pet Forum’s most popular resources of 2019 were…

If you were one of the 4,247 people that joined Maddie’s® Pet Forum in 2019, then you know what an amazing resource it is. And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! And shout-out to California for being the most active state on the forum! Three resources stood out from the crowd and were… Learn More

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These holiday #FosterExpressChallenge stories will make your heart smile!

As we, at Maddie’s Fund®, reflect on this past year and the #FosterExpressChallenge, we can’t help but smile. As a field, we’ve come a long way. Just a few short years ago, holiday fostering was rare and non-existent at many places. Now, it’s taking the country by storm! We’re so proud of the work you… Learn More

Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Foster Express Challenge! 

If you’re looking for a way to make the holiday season a little more magical and increase your lifesaving, the Foster Express Challenge is for you!  The Foster Express Challenge is designed to help shelters get more animals out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure, as well as attract new foster caregivers. Did… Learn More

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Getting foster dogs adopted: 5 tips for foster coordinators!

This guest blog was written by Rachel Jones, Adult Dog Foster Coordinator for Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) in Tucson, AZ. PACC is in the process of completing a 3-year study on foster care which is funded by Maddie’s Fund and led by shelter researcher Dr. Gary Patronek, VMD, PhD. Hi there. Welcome. Aloha. If… Learn More

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How to enhance your leadership skills to save more shelter animals 

Why do you want to be a leader? That’s just one question you’ll be asked to answer in the new, self-paced Leadership course, Leadership: It Begins with You. Led by our own Lisa Ward, Director of Education at Maddie’s Fund, the course focuses on helping you grow as a leader through self-evaluation.  Before you start self-reflecting, it’s important… Learn More

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How to develop and grow relationships with the media

This guest blog was written by Emmy-winning television journalist Nikki Reck, now Public Information Officer for Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, AZ. It’s a situation that many shelters understand – Agatha and Jukebox were a pair of big dogs that sat at Pima Animal Care Center for months, overlooked. We couldn’t figure out why.… Learn More

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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 of classes that are on Maddie’s® University, you can create your own training… 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. You can share your own stories on social media… Learn More

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