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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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Registration is open for the Million Cat Challenge webcast on May 15!

Have you ever noticed how a little change in perspective can make a BIG difference? Dr. Sara Pizano certainly has. She’s worked with more than 100 animal shelters all over the country, from small rural facilities to large urban shelters. In the upcoming webcast, A Playbook Approach to Saving Lives in Animal Shelters, she’ll walk… Learn More


#FeelGoodFriday: Today we celebrate Maddie’s birthday!

Today we celebrate Maddie’s birthday! The beloved Miniature Schnauzer inspired a revolution, and for that, we salute her. Little Maddie was a feisty lady, and her humans, Dave and Cheryl Duffield, saw no better way to honor her than by helping to save the lives of companion animals. They wanted other families to feel the… Learn More

Maddie's Fund 25th anniversary

Celebrate 25 years of lifesaving with us!

April saw the start of our 12-month long celebration of 25 years of Maddie’s Fund®! We kicked off the merriment at HSUS Animal Care Expo with our “Who’s a Good Human?” campaign, spotlighting the importance of good people in animal welfare. One of our giveaways at Expo included the popular “Who’s a Good Human” t-shirt,… Learn More

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