Maddie's Idea Lab

Maddie's Idea Lab aims to support the development and assessment of innovative ideas that have a high likelihood of advancing: lifesaving of dogs and cats, the utilization of foster care for dogs and cats, animal welfare leadership.

Research Grants

Discover current research research grant opportunities including Phase 1-4, Basic Research and Summer Scholar grants.

 

Research Programs Impact

We work together with animal welfare leaders and supporters to champion a more diverse, vibrant, and inclusive community of all shelter animals and their companions, and research is a big part of this. See the impact we've made together.

Surveys and Evaluations

We value your input! By learning from you, Maddie's Fund® can design tools and information to better serve you and the animals in your care. We will be posting surveys periodically as well as publishing the results for everyone to see, so be sure to check back often!

Shelter and Rescue Data

Statistics may be a ho hum topic to some, but we believe tracking numbers is key to the success of any animal welfare organization. Statistics are navigation devices - they tell you where you are, where you've been and what you need to do to get to where you want to go.

Shelter Animals Count

Shelter Animals Count is a new national organization formed by a diverse group of partners focused on creating and sharing a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts and enabling insights that will help shelters save lives. Join us!

Searchable Database

We're collecting shelter data (dogs and cats only) based on the Asilomar Accords from more than 500 animal welfare organizations. We've compiled this data along with demographic data into a searchable database that is available to compare different communities' lifesaving efforts.

AVMA article lays out ways private practice veterinarians can help save homeless pets

August 21, 2018

A new article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association says private¬†practice veterinarians have the power to help end pet homelessness and euthanasia in their communities. Relations between private practice veterinarians and shelters/rescue organizations experience challenges in many communities. However, the influx of younger veterinarians combined with the explosive growth in the number…

Maddie's® Pet Assistant

Maddie's® Pet Assistant is a tool to help foster caregivers or adopters with enhanced support for questions or challenges, while providing valuable insights to your organization.

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