Foster Care Resources

We've gathered some of the best foster program resources that will help you start and expand your foster program by recruiting more caregivers, increasing efficiency and ultimately, saving more lives.

Innovation Grants

Check out some of our available grants to help you implement programs in your own community.

Webcasts

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

Apprenticeship Programs

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

Maddie's® Pet Assistant

This unique app supports foster caregivers during the critical first days of bringing the animal(s) home by providing answers to questions and challenges.

Maddie's Pet Forum®

Maddie's® Pet Forum is the online community for shelters, rescue organizations, volunteers, fosters and adopters to share information, resources and expertise.

Maddie's Fund® Foster Caregiver Market Research

Research shows that foster care reduces dog stress and improves their welfare.

Socially Maddie

How one NYC shelter pulled off a successful short-term foster program in 3 days

August 01, 2019

Space was getting tight in all three of Animal Care Centers of New York City’s shelters. They had just completed a successful adoption event, but their dog kennels remained stubbornly full. Staff felt as though they’d saturated the local adoption market and multiple pleas for fosters hadn’t been as successful as they had hoped. They…

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