Supercharge your foster program with Maddie’s Monthly Foster Connection

If you’re looking to bring new ideas to your organizations foster program, then look no further than Maddie’s® Monthly Foster Connection. This monthly webcast held on the first Thursday of the month at 12PM PT/3PM ET is an opportunity to discuss successful foster innovations and programs, collaborate with others in the field, answer questions and… 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

These upcoming webcasts will put a spring in your step!

From animal behavior and foster care to intake diversion and more, these webcasts over the next four weeks have you covered! Mark your calendars for the dates below, and be sure to bookmark the events page on Maddie’s® Pet Forum to stay up to date on all events animal well-being (welfare) related. Upcoming webcasts:  *New recurring… Learn More

Resources to help make pet adoptions more welcoming

The Open Arms Challenge begins next month on April 1st! Whether you’re participating in the Challenge or not (registration has closed) we’re highlighting a few resources that will help make adoptions more welcoming and inclusive for your community. Adopters Welcome: The Mind-Body Connection by Humane Society of the United States is an informative blog post… Learn More

Study: Can short-term foster care increase a dog’s chances of adoption exponentially? 

Is short-term foster care beneficial for shelter pets? While previous research has focused on dogs’ wellbeing during sleepovers and field trips outside the shelter, the recent findings, part of the Arizona State University/Virginia Tech Maddie’s® Nationwide Fostering Study, provide insight into the effect these outings have on dogs’ adoption rates.  Here are five important takeaways from… Learn More

Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: Kitten care, DEI survey and more!

Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week. Learn the latest in kitten care with this new self-paced course It’s only a matter of time before kitten season starts (if it hasn’t already). With that in mind, Maddie’s® University has launched a new self-paced course, “Taking the Fear out… Learn More

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Register now for My Dog Is My Home’s Co-Sheltering Conference

Maddie’s Fund® is a proud sponsor of My Dog Is My Home’s Co-Sheltering Conference 2024: Together We Thrive. Taking place virtually from March 26-28, this year’s conference aims to create a space where advocates, providers, policy makers, and people with lived experience can work hand in hand to redefine the landscape of care and transform… Learn More

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