Maddie's Idea Lab

Maddie's Idea Lab aims to support the development and assessment of innovative ideas that have a high likelihood of advancing: lifesaving of dogs and cats, the utilization of foster care for dogs and cats, animal welfare leadership.

Research Grants

Statistics may be a ho hum topic to some, but we believe tracking numbers is key to the success of any animal welfare organization. Statistics are navigation devices - they tell you where you are, where you've been and what you need to do to get to where you want to go.

Research Programs Impact

We work together with animal welfare leaders and supporters to champion a more diverse, vibrant, and inclusive community of all shelter animals and their companions, and research is a big part of this. See the impact we've made together.

Surveys and Evaluations

We value your input! By learning from you, Maddie's Fund® can design tools and information to better serve you and the animals in your care. We will be posting surveys periodically as well as publishing the results for everyone to see, so be sure to check back often!

Shelter and Rescue Data

Statistics may be a ho hum topic to some, but we believe tracking numbers is key to the success of any animal welfare organization. Statistics are navigation devices - they tell you where you are, where you've been and what you need to do to get to where you want to go.

Shelter Animals Count

Shelter Animals Count is a new national organization formed by a diverse group of partners focused on creating and sharing a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts and enabling insights that will help shelters save lives. Join us!

Searchable Database

We're collecting shelter data (dogs and cats only) based on the Asilomar Accords from more than 500 animal welfare organizations. We've compiled this data along with demographic data into a searchable database that is available to to compare different communities' lifesaving efforts.

The Million Cat Challenge is saving shelter cats, #ThanksToMaddie!

February 16, 2017

“Every cat counts.” That’s the motto of our funded Million Cat Challenge, and it’s one Maddie’s FundĀ® wholeheartedly believes in. That’s why, from April 29 to May 31, 2016, we gave 596 grants totaling $617,500 to shelters that joined the Challenge and to shelters Challenge that referred new participants. The Million Cat Challenge was launched… Learn More

Maddie's Research Network

By connecting shelters and rescue groups with research scientists, we bring more data-driven science to the work that we do. Scientifically proven research will take us farther faster than opinion or belief.

Engage with Maddie

Connect with Maddie on our social networks and help spread the lifesaving love. Like, comment, and share our story AND yours.