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.

Celebrity Rescue Pug Fosters Kittens

Download this tool today to recruit your fosters!

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.

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How to safely get shelter pets into homes right now

March 16, 2020

Emergency foster care is a critical tool for organizations in crisis.  It can increase an organization’s capacity, reduce strain on staff and help them better care for animals. It can be implemented by organizations in crisis and by those helping these organizations. Whether you’re a government shelter or a rescue organization, emergency foster care can…

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