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Animal lifesaving doesn’t begin and end at the shelter

As shelter and rescue organizations continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought now would be a good time to revisit this important post from September 2018. Investing in preventive programming keeps animals in loving homes and also makes financial sense. If we want to save the lives of more pets, it’s important to understand… Learn More

How to keep pets in homes and out of shelters

Often times, when a pet owner is looking to surrender their pet to a shelter or rescue organization, they are under stress. And most likely, it’s a problem they have been dealing with for a long time and they don’t feel they can solve it. In this new Maddie’s University course, Keeping Pets in Homes, you… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Happy birthday to our dear Maddie on April 26th!

Today, we celebrate Maddie’s birthday! Her birthday is technically Sunday, April 26th, but we’re kicking off the celebration early since it’s #FeelGoodFriday. The little lady that started it all continues to positively impact millions of animals throughout the country. Maddie was part of Dave and Cheryl Duffield’s family for 10 years, and they founded Maddie’s… Learn More

What is the difference between telehealth, telemedicine, teletriage, etc.?

The following blog post is written by Dr. Michael (Mike) Greenberg, DVM, Director of Outreach Programs, Maddie’s Fund®. In the world of telehealth, there are a lot of terms that sound similar, but they’re not synonymous. Understanding the differences between these terms is key to understanding the field, particularly as it relates to the legal… Learn More

Turn your foster caregivers into master marketers with this quick online course

With more people stepping up to provide foster homes for pets, marketing foster pets from their homes has never been so important. Some shelter and rescue organizations are still conducting adoptions virtually with a socially-distanced handoff, so being able to capture a pets’ personality through photos, video and words is key. Our new Maddie’s® University… Learn More

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