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On March 25, 2015, Maddie’s Fund® announced that its president, Rich Avanzino, will retire this summer. With no-kill now a mainstream ideal, Avanzino decided to step down from the day-to-day operations as president to spend more time with his family. Read More

In its March 2015 45th Anniversary Collectors’ Issue, Dog Fancy Magazine named 45 people they say changed the dog world, and Maddie's Fund® founders Dave and Cheryl Duffield and president Rich Avanzino were on the list... Read More



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In a special interview with Forbes.com, Dave Duffield talks about his passion for animals, his love of a little dog named Maddie and the mission of Maddie's Fund®.


News Stories

Eye On Pets: Maggie and Mae, Small Dogs Looking For A Home

KPIX studios, Anne Makovec, February 21, 2015

Eye On Pets: Squid, Terrier, Needs A Home

KPIX studios, Anne Makovec, January 31, 2015

Eye On Pets: Tootsie, Miniature Pincher Mix, Needs A Home

KPIX studios, Anne Makovec, January 17, 2015

"No Kill" Shelter Advocate Rich Avanzino Appears on the In Black & Weitz Show with Peter Weitz on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network

April 22, 2014

Military Working Dogs Honored with National Monument

KING5.com, Susan Wyatt, October 30, 2013

Dave Duffield: Executive of the Year

San Francisco Business Times, Patrick Hoge, December 28, 2012

Free Pet Adoptions at Bay Area Shelters

CBS San Francisco, June 10, 2012

Maddie's Fund Adoptathon Hopes to Find Loving Homes for 3,000 Pets in One Weekend

Huffington Post, Sarah Medina, June 7, 2012

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Press Releases

Maddie’s Fund® announced today that its president, Rich Avanzino, will retire this summer.

March 25, 2015

Maddie's Fund founders Dave & Cheryl Duffield and president Rich Avanzino honored for their efforts to save all nation's healthy and treatable pets

February 5, 2015

Maddie's Fund Surpasses Expectations with a Record Number of Pet Adoptions in 2014 Two Day Event

October 21, 2014

Maddie's Fund Celebrates the Pawsitively Incredible Science of Dogs at Chabot Space & Science Center

July 31, 2014

Maddie's Fund Exceeds Goal with 15,000 Adoptions in Two Days

June 3, 2014

Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days Sets Goal of 10,000 Homes for Pets

May 14, 2014

Maddie's Fund Awards $3M to Austin Coalition for Saving All Healthy and Treatable Shelter Pets

April 10, 2014

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