Maddie's CenterSM will offer a unique approach to homeless animal care, one in which each and every dog and cat will be treated as an individual family member rather than as part of a "herd".
When it opens in 2014, Maddie's Center will offer a unique approach to homeless animal care, one in which each and every dog and cat will be treated as an individual family member rather than as part of a "herd". The tranquil environment will be more like a home than an institution to reflect the Center's integrative wellness approach to care. Center staff will pioneer new advances in shelter medicine, nutrition, housing and technology adapted for animal care, making the Center a place to explore new protocols and remedies to make it easier and less costly to treat and place homeless dogs and cats who are sick, injured or poorly behaved.
We anticipate that our pet admissions will be referrals of difficult-to-place shelter dogs and cats primarily from animal control shelters. Our initial service area will be Alameda and Contra Costa Counties then spreading out to Northern California and ultimately to the entire United States.
In addition to providing animal care and extensive R&D of all aspects of animal wellness, Maddie's Center will be a learning facility for the benefit of the community, shelter management/medicine professionals and industry thought leaders.
Maddie's Center will be the Foundation's headquarters. The facility is located at 4280 Hacienda Drive, in Pleasanton, California, forty miles east of San Francisco.