It’s Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week!

Celebrate National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week this April 14-20, 2024! It’s a week when communities are encouraged to learn about what the job of animal control really entails and to be grateful for those who do them. We thought it fitting to highlight the excellent Maddie’s® University course authored by National Animal Care &… Learn More

How one shelter is using a field trip program to rally their community

“One of the best things we could have done for our shelter was create our Paws Around the Pee Dee program,” says Wendy Ransome, a foster coordinator, data manager and volunteer from Darlington County Humane Society in Darlington, South Carolina. (Pee Dee is a region in the northeast corner of South Carolina, which lies along… Learn More

Register now for the Open Arms Challenge!

Registration has begun for the biggest grant Challenge yet! Twenty-four organizations have come together together to host this all-inclusive Open Arms Challenge for the entirety of April. Plus, there’s $510,000 in grants available! The Challenge is all about opening our hearts and minds to more accessible and inclusive practices, helping to keep pets with their… Learn More

This Online Instructor-Led course can increase adoptions by five times

Dog field trips and short-term dog foster homes may be exactly what organizations can do to increase its adoption rates. In fact, a new journal publication finds that shelter dogs who went on field trips were five times more likely to be adopted! Additionally, those who went into short-term foster homes (defined as one to… Learn More

Registration for Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition is now open!

Camp Maddie is back! Join us on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 and Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 9AM-1PM PT (12PM-4PM ET) for a focus on dog behavior. The free, virtual event will consist of two half-days that will include presentations, short videos and question and answer sessions. At Camp Maddie: Behavior Edition, we’ll talk about… Learn More

Join CARE for its 4th Annual American Black History Series

February is Black History Month and Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is back with its 4th Annual American Black History Series. CARE hosts this free series in order to raise awareness around the lack of Black veterinarians and to raise scholarship funds for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) veterinarian students.… Learn More

Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season

Happy holidays from all of us at Maddie’s Fund®! We want to thank you for working so hard all year long, by doing your best to keep pets and people together. It’s not always easy, but the pets and people who have been touched by the kindness shown to them by either yourself or your… Learn More

Dr. Kwane Stewart is CNN’s Hero of the Year!

Dr. Kwane Stewart, veterinarian and co-founder of Project Street Vet and a Maddie’s Fund® grantee, has been named at the 2023 CNN Hero of the Year for his incredible work with pets and people. As CNN Hero of the Year, Dr. Stewart will receive $100,000 to expand his work. During his acceptance speech, he promised to… Learn More

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