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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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, and we learned a lot of great stuff!  Pop-ups are temporary retail… 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 people!) This was the first year we played Plinko and… Learn More

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#MaddieMonday: Take your shelter dog field trip program to the next level, AmPA! Conference recordings available and more!

5 marketing strategies to take your shelter dog field trip program to the next level Dozens of animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country are launching field trip programs as part of a groundbreaking nationwide study of foster care. By making it easy for their communities to participate and using innovative marketing strategies, multiple… Learn More

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