You have been personally invited to apply for a Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program through Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy in Austin, Texas outside of one of our regular application cycles. You can find a complete list of Apprenticeship programs offered in Austin, TX, at the Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy page or the American Pets Alive! website. To see a list of all Apprenticeship programs offered through Maddie’s Fund, please visit our Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program page.

Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy offers a blended learning experience in Austin, Texas. Leaders from Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center will provide online and onsite practical training in a variety of lifesaving programs from Neonatal Kitten Nursery, Dog and Cat Foster and Clinic Apprenticeships to Lifesaving Master Classes, all with the goal of inspiring students to become leaders and share what they learn at the Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy in their communities.

Animal welfare staff and volunteers have the opportunity to experience training at Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center and are encouraged to apply for the open apprenticeships below.

Apprenticeships and Master Classes offered at Maddie's Lifesaving Academy in Austin are all pre-approved for continuing education credits through CAWA.

How to Apply

You can apply through the Maddie’s Fund Grants Portal using the "Apply Now” button below. If this is your first time accessing our grants portal, you’ll need to create an account after clicking on the "Apply Now” button below. Select "New User” from the login page and follow the instructions to create your account. Once you’ve started and saved your application, you’ll find it in the grants portal on the Grantee Dashboard tab. If you have any questions about our grants portal, please contact us at or 925.310.5450.

Before you apply, please review our grant requirements. To apply to attend a Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program, your organization must be a U.S. based 501c3 or government animal welfare organization, and you must submit a completed application. The grant requirements about sharing your annual animal statistics and lifesaving percentage on your website, participating in Shelter Animals Count and Million Cat Challenge and being current on your grant reporting are all highly encouraged but not required.

Before you apply, you can download the Sample Application and prepare your responses to the application questions. Keep in mind that the sample application is provided for reference only, and to apply for Maddie’s® Apprenticeship Program you must submit your application through the online grants portal.

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