Our daily work brings about a more just society, in which every shelter pet has the opportunity to live a happy life. Learn more


We look to the immense abilities, knowledge, and enthusiasm of people and organizations to help us recruit more supporters and innovators in this no-kill era of animal welfare. Learn more

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At the heart of our mission to save 8 million lives every year is a very important group of people: foster caregivers. 
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We fund innovative solutions and creative thinking. We believe that solutions to the barriers, challenges and obstacles on the path to a no-kill nation already exist. Learn more


We encourage and enable research within the animal welfare industry that tests innovative ideas, and fund projects and programs in order to break through barriers, boundaries and obstacles.  Learn more


From Maddie's University to Maddie Talks and webcasts, you'll find cutting edge information about animal care and best practices for both animal welfare professionals and the community at large. Learn more

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    How a Washington D.C. animal shelter upped lifesaving from 30 to 90 percent – and your shelter can, too!

    February 22, 2017

    Taking an organization like Washington Humane Society (WHS) from a 30 percent live release rate to 90 percent in less than 10 years might sound impossible, but there’s proof it can happen — because it did. In a presentation given by WHS’s Scott Giacoppo at the 2016 Best Friends Animal Society Conference, No-Kill Strategies –… Learn More Learn More

    Put your lifesaving ideas to the test with a Maddie’s Idea Lab Grant

    February 21, 2017

    Have a great idea that saves lives, improves welfare or keeps pets in homes? Would you love that idea to be scientifically evaluated, and to motivate others to implement it? We have a grant for that! ... Learn More

    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&#... Learn More

    Use social media to get more foster homes for big dogs

    February 15, 2017

    Can you save 44 large dogs’ lives in 14 days through the power of social media? Austin Pets Al... Learn More