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At the heart of our mission to achieve a no-kill nation, is a very important group of people: foster caregivers. 
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    Chew on This blog

    After huge success with Thanksgiving dog fostering, Ohio animal shelter is ready to do it again for Christmas and New Year!

    November 19, 2019

    This post originally ran on December 13, 2017. With Thanksgiving just around the corner and other holidays to follow, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reshare what Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) in Ohio learned about short-term fostering.  What do you do when your shelter offers short-term “holiday” dog-fostering over Thanksgiving, and nearly… Learn More

    #MaddieMonday: The story of Austin, Texas, limited resources doesn’t mean limited ability to save lives and more!

    November 18, 2019

    Apply today! Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program application deadline is November 22, 2019 Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program is an exciting opportunity for shelters and rescue organizations to share ideas... Learn More

    Limited resources hasn’t limited this animal shelter’s ability to save lives, #ThanksToMaddie

    November 14, 2019

    Pitt County Animal Services (PCAS) may not have a lot of resources, but that doesn’t keep them from ... Learn More

    Then and Now: Austin, Texas

    November 12, 2019

    As our 25th anniversary celebration continues, we’re looking back “then and now” style at some of th... Learn More