Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program is a new and exciting opportunity for shelters and rescue organizations to share ideas and strategies to improve lifesaving. Through a blended learning experience, both direct hands-on and online, organizations looking to improve their practices will benefit from the wisdom shared by well established innovative programs that have proven to save lives.

Please send all inquiries and success stories to apprenticeship@maddiesfund.org

Before you apply, please review our grant requirements. To apply to attend a Maddie's® Apprenticeship Program, your organization must be a U.S. based 501c3 or government animal welfare organization, and you must submit a completed application. The grant requirements about sharing your annual animal statistics and lifesaving percentage on your website, participating in Shelter Animals Count and Million Cat Challenge and being current on your grant reporting are all highly encouraged but not required.

Applications are currently closed. Please check back for future opportunities.

fostering

Maddie's® Field Trip and Sleepover Foster Apprenticeship at Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

December 3 - 5, 2019

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: August 12 - 23, 2019
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA (Charlottesville, VA)
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Maddie's® Fostering 4 Rock Stars Apprenticeship at Cat Adoption Team

January 13 - 17, February 3 - 7 and February 17 - 21, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Cat Adoption Team (Sherwood, OR)
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Maddie's Fostering Animals with Contagious Diseases Apprenticeship (Pilot)

April 27 - 28, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's Growing a Community of Medical Foster Caregivers Apprenticeship (Pilot)

February 13 - 14 and April 16 - 17, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Growing an Existing Foster Program Apprenticeship

February 10 - 12 and March 30 - April 1, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Hard-to-Place Cats Adoption Program Apprenticeship at Cat Town

April 20 - 23, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Cat Town (Oakland, CA)
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Maddie's® Medium and Large Adult Dog Foster Apprenticeship at Pima Animal Care Center

May 19 - 22, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Pima Animal Care Center (Tucson, AZ)
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Maddie's® Prepare for Next Season: Neonatal Kitten Foster Apprenticeship

Jan 8 - 9, Jan 15 - 16, Jan 22 - 23, Jan 29 - 30, Feb 5 - 6, Feb 12 - 13, Feb 19 - 20 and Mar 11 - 12, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Robust Dog and Cat Foster Program Apprenticeship at Charleston Animal Society

February 12 - 14 and March 25 - 27, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: December 19, 2019 - January 7, 2020
Charleston Animal Society (Charleston, SC)
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leadership

Maddie's® Leadership Intensive: Build Your Lifesaving Action Plan

April 20 - 22, June 1 - 3 and Aug 10 - 12, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Leadership
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! & Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Volunteer Dog Handling Program Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

June 22 - 25 and August 24 -27, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Leadership
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Canine Lifesaving Master Class: Building Robust Dog Programs

May 18 - 22 and July 6 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Clinic Vet Apprenticeship: A Week in the life as an APA! Vet

Available any week

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's Fearful and Fractious Dog and Cat Handling Apprenticeship (Pilot)

February 13 - 14, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Feline Lifesaving Master Class: How to Save Every Cat

April 13 - 17, May 11 - 15, June 22 - 26 and July 20 - 24, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Field Services Apprenticeship at Austin Animal Center

April 20 - 22, May 13 - 15 and July 22 - 24, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Humane Society Silicon Valley Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship

July 21 - 25, Aug 18 - 23 and Sept 22 - 26, 2019

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: May 13 - May 24, 2019
Humane Society Silicon Valley (Milpitas, CA)
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Maddie's® Matchmaker Apprenticeship

May 27 - 29, June 3 - 5, July 15 - 17 and Aug 19 - 21, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Safe-at-Home Apprenticeship at Stray Cat Alliance

Apr 16 - 20, Apr 23 - 27, Apr 30 - May 4, May 14 - 18, May 21 - 25, May 28 - Jun 1, Jun 11 - 15, Jun 17 - 22 and Jun 25 - 29, 2019

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: February 19 - March 2, 2019
Stray Cat Alliance (Los Angeles, CA)
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Maddie's® Shelter Triage Medicine on a Shoestring Budget for Veterinarians

April 14 - 16, May 19 - 21 and June 23 - 25, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Volunteer Dog Programs 101 Apprenticeship

May 11 - 13 and July 20 - 22, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

Managers: Feb 10 - 12, Mar 9 - 11 and Apr 6 - 8, 2020 | Veterinarians: Jan 21 - 23, Feb 18 - 20 and Apr 14 - 16, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship: Leading a No Kill Shelter Clinic

May 18 - 20, June 1 - 3, June 29 - July 1 and July 27 - 29, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's Contagious Disease and Trauma Apprenticeship for Managers (Pilot)

Apr 29 - 30, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Managing Shelter Health Apprenticeship at Charleston Animal Society

April 22 - 24, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Charleston Animal Society (Charleston, SC)
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Maddie's® Neonatal Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

April 13 - 17 and 27 - 31, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Parvo ICU Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

May 11 - 14, June 8 - 11 and July 6 - 9, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Practical Ringworm Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

April 20 - 22, May 25 - 27 and June 8 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's Prepare for Next Season: Neonatal Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship

Jan 6 - 7, Jan 13 - 14, Jan 20 - 21, Jan 27 - 28, Feb 3 - 4, Feb 10 - 11, Feb 17 - 18 and Mar 9 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Ringworm Apprenticeship at San Francisco SPCA

May 29 - 31 and June 26 - 28, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
San Francisco SPCA (San Francisco, CA)
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operations

Maddie's® Hands-Up Hub and Spoke Transport Model Apprenticeship at St. Hubert's

October 22 - 24, 2019

Apprenticeship Type: Operations
Period: August 12 - 23, 2019
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center (Madison, NJ)
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Maddie's Marketing Pets for Adoption and Foster Apprenticeship (Pilot)

January 27 - 28, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Operations
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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Maddie's® Optimizing Volunteer Engagement Apprenticeship at PAWS Chicago

Nov 3 - 5, 2019

Apprenticeship Type: Operations
Period: August 12 - 23, 2019
PAWS Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Maddie's® Pet Resource Center Apprenticeship at Austin Animal Center

April 6 - 8 and June 8 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Operations
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
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