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.

Please send all inquiries and success stories to apprenticeship@maddiesfund.org

Applications are currently closed. Please check back for future opportunities.

Open Applications

fostering

Maddie's Fostering Animals with Contagious Diseases Apprenticeship (Pilot)

April 27 - 28, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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fostering

Maddie's Growing a Community of Medical Foster Caregivers Apprenticeship (Pilot)

February 13 - 14 and April 16 - 17, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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fostering

Maddie's® Growing an Existing Foster Program Apprenticeship

February 10 - 12 and March 30 - April 1, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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fostering

Maddie's® Prepare for Next Season: Neonatal Kitten Foster Apprenticeship

Jan 8 - 9, Jan 15 - 16, Jan 22 - 23, Jan 29 - 30, Feb 5 - 6, Feb 12 - 13, Feb 19 - 20 and Mar 11 - 12, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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leadership

Maddie's® Leadership Intensive: Build Your Lifesaving Action Plan

April 20 - 22, June 1 - 3 and Aug 10 - 12, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Leadership
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! & Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
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leadership

Maddie's® Volunteer Dog Handling Program Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

June 22 - 25 and August 24 -27, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Leadership
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Canine Lifesaving Master Class: Building Robust Dog Programs

May 18 - 22 and July 6 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Clinic Vet Apprenticeship: A Week in the life as an APA! Vet

Available any week

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's Fearful and Fractious Dog and Cat Handling Apprenticeship (Pilot)

February 13 - 14, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Feline Lifesaving Master Class: How to Save Every Cat

April 13 - 17, May 11 - 15, June 22 - 26 and July 20 - 24, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Field Services Apprenticeship at Austin Animal Center

April 20 - 22, May 13 - 15 and July 22 - 24, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Matchmaker Apprenticeship

May 27 - 29, June 3 - 5, July 15 - 17 and Aug 19 - 21, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Shelter Triage Medicine on a Shoestring Budget for Veterinarians

April 14 - 16, May 19 - 21 and June 23 - 25, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Volunteer Dog Programs 101 Apprenticeship

May 11 - 13 and July 20 - 22, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

Managers: Feb 10 - 12, Mar 9 - 11 and Apr 6 - 8, 2020 | Veterinarians: Jan 21 - 23, Feb 18 - 20 and Apr 14 - 16, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship: Leading a No Kill Shelter Clinic

May 18 - 20, June 1 - 3, June 29 - July 1 and July 27 - 29, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's Contagious Disease and Trauma Apprenticeship for Managers (Pilot)

Apr 29 - 30, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Neonatal Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

April 13 - 17 and 27 - 31, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Parvo ICU Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

May 11 - 14, June 8 - 11 and July 6 - 9, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Practical Ringworm Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

April 20 - 22, May 25 - 27 and June 8 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's Prepare for Next Season: Neonatal Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship

Jan 6 - 7, Jan 13 - 14, Jan 20 - 21, Jan 27 - 28, Feb 3 - 4, Feb 10 - 11, Feb 17 - 18 and Mar 9 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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operations

Maddie's Marketing Pets for Adoption and Foster Apprenticeship (Pilot)

January 27 - 28, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Operations
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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operations

Maddie's® Pet Resource Center Apprenticeship at Austin Animal Center

April 6 - 8 and June 8 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Operations
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
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Closed Applications

fostering

Maddie's Fostering Animals with Contagious Diseases Apprenticeship (Pilot)

April 27 - 28, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

fostering

Maddie's Growing a Community of Medical Foster Caregivers Apprenticeship (Pilot)

February 13 - 14 and April 16 - 17, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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fostering

Maddie's® Growing an Existing Foster Program Apprenticeship

February 10 - 12 and March 30 - April 1, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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fostering

Maddie's® Prepare for Next Season: Neonatal Kitten Foster Apprenticeship

Jan 8 - 9, Jan 15 - 16, Jan 22 - 23, Jan 29 - 30, Feb 5 - 6, Feb 12 - 13, Feb 19 - 20 and Mar 11 - 12, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Fostering
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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leadership

Maddie's® Leadership Intensive: Build Your Lifesaving Action Plan

April 20 - 22, June 1 - 3 and Aug 10 - 12, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Leadership
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! & Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
Learn More

leadership

Maddie's® Volunteer Dog Handling Program Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

June 22 - 25 and August 24 -27, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Leadership
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Canine Lifesaving Master Class: Building Robust Dog Programs

May 18 - 22 and July 6 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

lifesaving

Maddie's® Clinic Vet Apprenticeship: A Week in the life as an APA! Vet

Available any week

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

lifesaving

Maddie's Fearful and Fractious Dog and Cat Handling Apprenticeship (Pilot)

February 13 - 14, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

lifesaving

Maddie's® Feline Lifesaving Master Class: How to Save Every Cat

April 13 - 17, May 11 - 15, June 22 - 26 and July 20 - 24, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

lifesaving

Maddie's® Field Services Apprenticeship at Austin Animal Center

April 20 - 22, May 13 - 15 and July 22 - 24, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
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lifesaving

Maddie's® Matchmaker Apprenticeship

May 27 - 29, June 3 - 5, July 15 - 17 and Aug 19 - 21, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

lifesaving

Maddie's® Shelter Triage Medicine on a Shoestring Budget for Veterinarians

April 14 - 16, May 19 - 21 and June 23 - 25, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

lifesaving

Maddie's® Volunteer Dog Programs 101 Apprenticeship

May 11 - 13 and July 20 - 22, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Lifesaving
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

Managers: Feb 10 - 12, Mar 9 - 11 and Apr 6 - 8, 2020 | Veterinarians: Jan 21 - 23, Feb 18 - 20 and Apr 14 - 16, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship: Leading a No Kill Shelter Clinic

May 18 - 20, June 1 - 3, June 29 - July 1 and July 27 - 29, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's Contagious Disease and Trauma Apprenticeship for Managers (Pilot)

Apr 29 - 30, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

medical

Maddie's® Neonatal Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

April 13 - 17 and 27 - 31, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Parvo ICU Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

May 11 - 14, June 8 - 11 and July 6 - 9, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's® Practical Ringworm Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

April 20 - 22, May 25 - 27 and June 8 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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medical

Maddie's Prepare for Next Season: Neonatal Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship

Jan 6 - 7, Jan 13 - 14, Jan 20 - 21, Jan 27 - 28, Feb 3 - 4, Feb 10 - 11, Feb 17 - 18 and Mar 9 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Medical
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
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operations

Maddie's Marketing Pets for Adoption and Foster Apprenticeship (Pilot)

January 27 - 28, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Operations
Period: November 11 - 22, 2019
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)
Learn More

operations

Maddie's® Pet Resource Center Apprenticeship at Austin Animal Center

April 6 - 8 and June 8 - 10, 2020

Apprenticeship Type: Operations
Period: March 2 - 9, 2020
Austin Animal Center (Austin, TX)
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