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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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    How short-term fostering invigorated one foster program and prepared them for Covid-19

    June 04, 2020

    Maddie’s® Foster Express Challenge called on participating shelters to focus on short-term fostering to help get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers. We’ll be sharing exclusive interviews on Maddie’s Pet Forum as well as on the blog with several of… Learn More

    How to make virtual adoptions work for your organization

    June 02, 2020

    Perhaps your organization has already embraced virtual adoptions or are still deciding if you want to go that route. We’ve rounded up some resources to help guide you as you navigate the new wor... Learn More

    Maddie’s Weekly Roundup: Checking in with your foster caregivers, foster field trips, new marketing course and more!

    June 01, 2020

    Below is a brief round-up of new blog posts and resources that we’ve added over the past week.... Learn More

    How a foster field trip saved this nine year old shelter pup

    May 27, 2020

    Maddie’s® Foster Express Challenge called on participating shelters to focus on short-term fostering... Learn More