Learn Calendar At A Glance

Keep up to date with all the activities by Maddies Fund® from this calendar. *All displayed times are based on your browser's timezone.

Apprenticeship Programs

Organizations looking to improve their practices will benefit from the wisdom shared by innovative programs that have proven to save lives.

Open Courses and Classes

Engaging programs open to everyone and designed to educate so we can give treatable pets the best care and attention they deserve.

Maddie's® University

Receive advanced, formalized education both on-site and online with credible experts in leadership, lifesaving and foster care to increase awareness of current no-kill best practices and animal care.

Feline Communications Course

How to Speak Cat

Do you speak cat? Knowing how to read cat body language can tell us volumes about what he or she is trying to say to us.

Flash Classes

Become the best foster pet caregiver you can be with these direct and efficient classes. 


Watch academics, shelter medicine experts and industry leaders share the most up-to-date information on topics that could save the lives of pets.

Maddie Talks

These short, motivational videos are meant to provide inspiration to animal welfare workers with creative ideas and practices to further lifesaving.

Externships and Internships

Externships and Internships

From shelter medicine externships and internships - Shelter Management Scholar - find your fit.

Maddies Fund Scholarships


Maddie's® Leadership Program is offering full scholarships to the University of the Pacific Online Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program, a program developed and managed by Humane Network.

Fellowship Programs from Maddie's Fund

Fellowship Programs

Intensive professional opportunities  for individuals committed to a career in animal sheltering management & leadership.

Conference Recordings

Maddie's® camera crew has combed the conference circuit to bring you some of the nation's most provocative and engaging animal welfare speakers.

Lessons from a Maddie’s Kitten Nursery apprentice

September 14, 2017

What can you learn from kittens? For Kat Hamlin, cat adoption specialist for PetsConnect! in northern Indiana and southern Michigan, the answer is hands-on experience, lifesaving techniques and a new perspective. Her only complaint after attending Maddie’s® Kitten Lifesaving Apprenticeship Program at Humane Society Silicon Valley?  “I wish I could have stayed longer,” she said. The…

The Maddie Network

With grant opportunities that'll make your ears perk up and free brain-boosting webcasts as good as a belly rub, you don't want to miss out.

Engage with Maddie

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