April 2017 by Jenn Strickler

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers

Video Length: 9 minutes

How can shelters or rescue groups assist their foster caregivers and expand the number of foster families? Watch this Maddie Talk from Pibbles and More Animal Rescue about a peer support program that helps foster families aid and train each other. An added benefit? The program helps recruit new members and prevent volunteer dropout. See how a peer support program in your organization can promote community, build caregiver skills, and ultimately save more lives!

Bio photo of Jenn Strickler smiling as she holds three dogs in a woodsy setting

About Jenn Strickler

Jenn Strickler teaches sociology at the University of Vermont but her first love is helping foster homeless pets. She has been involved with Pibbles & More Animal Rescue (PMAR) for five years where she's worn many hats from adoption coordinator to grant writer to transport coordinator to vice-president.Currently, Jenn is the Vermont coordinator for PMAR and works with many wonderful and committed foster families. She has fostered over 250 dogs and cats and adopted Ila, a shepherd mix, and Sky, a pitbull. For Jenn, the best part of rescuing is seeing abandoned animals begin to feel safe and blossom into loyal, loving companions.