Maddie's InstituteSM is the academic division of Maddie's Fund, providing cutting edge animal welfare information to shelter staff, veterinarians, rescue groups and community members.
The Institute is dedicated to increasing the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats by providing the most innovative animal welfare information to shelter staff, veterinarians, rescue groups and community members through articles, videos, free webcasts, a blog and other educational materials.
As the Institute grows and evolves, it will have the personnel, facility and resources to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing the animal welfare community. Using rigorous academic standards and university caliber staff, the Institute will test current practices and research new approaches for housing, nutrition, shelter medicine and technology adapted for animal care. Findings will be disseminated to animal welfare stakeholders through conferences, classes, externships, internships, workshops and distance learning. The Institute will also provide executive leadership training for individuals and thought leaders with a passion for animal welfare. Special programs will be offered to regional animal welfare staff, volunteers and foster caregivers as well as to local area youth (K through college) and the general public.
For now, we hope you'll take advantage of the hundreds of best practices resources available in our library. The information can be found by format in the eight sections below. You can also sign up for our free e-newsletter, Advance, here
Shelter directors, veterinarians, staff and volunteers can browse through hundreds of how-to articles geared to help shelters and rescues increase live outcomes.... Visit Now
Chew on This, Maddie's twice weekly blog, presents new and classic research that applies to animal sheltering. Information about upcoming webcasts, conferences and seminars is also featured in the blog.... Visit Now
More than 10,000 animal welfare enthusiasts have watched noted academics, shelter medicine experts and industry leaders deliver the most current information on important shelter issues. Most webcasts offer RACE CE for veterinarians.... Visit Now
Advance brings cutting edge shelter medicine information from universities and animal welfare leaders to shelter veterinarians, managers and staff as well as private practice veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.... Visit Now
Maddie's Institute is proud to offer continuing education for veterinary professionals through our RACE approved webcasts (live and on-demand).... Visit Now
Maddie's Video library features leading veterinary and animal welfare experts presenting the latest information on best practices in shelter health, behavior and management.... Visit Now
Maddie's camera crew has combed the conference circuit to bring you some of the nation's most provocative and engaging animal welfare speakers.... Visit Now
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but words and pictures together can often educate and inform more powerfully than either alone. Download or share these infographic topics on shelter medicine and orphaned kittens, with more to come.... Visit Now