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At the heart of our mission to achieve a no-kill nation, is a very important group of people: foster caregivers. 
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A tool to provide foster caregivers with enhanced support for questions and challenges during the critical first days of bringing the animal(s) home; while providing valuable insights to organizations.


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    #FeelGoodFriday: Shelter cats meet Broadway CATS, and the result is adoption!

    February 23, 2018

    Is there anything you wouldn’t do to help a cat get a great home? How about singing and dancing? On Broadway? Fortunately, you don’t have to, because the cast of CATS, one of the longest-running shows in theater history and the only one about cats, did just that when they teamed up with the Shelter… Learn More Learn More

    Innovation grant recipients remove barriers to pet adoption and promote foster care

    February 22, 2018

    Another round of Innovation Grant recipients have come up with another inspiring list of ideas for growing foster care and adoption at their organizations. “It was fun to see the creativity thes... Learn More

    This app can help take your pet foster program to the next level

    February 21, 2018

    Could your shelter or rescue group’s foster program use a hand? Maddie’s® Pet Assistant ... Learn More

    Go all-in for pet foster care with this free webcast series

    February 20, 2018

    What are you doing on Thursday evenings in March? Whether you’re looking to start a foster pro... Learn More