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Maddie’s Pet Forum was developed to increase collaboration in the animal welfare industry and support pet caregivers all in the name of lifesaving. Shelter and rescue organi...

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Question of the Week #48 - Foster Appreciation

Keeping successful foster caregivers happy, motivated and appreciated is one of the top ways to increase your foster retention.

In what ways does your organization show appreciation for foster caregivers?

Do you throw special events specifically for them? Do you do anything special when one of the pets they're fostering gets adopted?

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Communal Dog & Volunteers

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Does anyone here have communal dog kennels at their shelter? I would love to discuss your canine volunteer protocols with you!

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June 18, 2019 at 06:25 AM

Chameleon/ Crystal Reports help

Hey there!

If anyone has a good report for gathering adopter information to give me, that would be great. More specifically, I need a report that pulls all adopter information including address and zip code.

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  • Kim B.  

    I work in animal welfare and one main I reason I can't/don't foster is because I travel in the summer ...
  • SilverCometAWA  

    As a reminder relevant to this topic, Petco stores are having an in-store event to help rescues recruit foster homes...Sat ...
  • Coconnell  

    As a foster coordinator (for a Cat Shelter), I’ve mostly heard the following reasons: - lease says they can only ...
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  • roneidaselva  

    Great work .
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June 12, 2019 at 04:15 PM
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Question of the Week #47 - Short-term Fostering

Fostering is a humane, cost-effective and safe alternative to the confinement and stress of kennel housing whether pets are in short term foster care programs or longer stays with dedicated fosters.

What are some of the benefits of short-term foster care programs like doggy sleepovers or day outings?

  • LydiaK  

    Volunteer retention (in addition to everything mentioned below)! It empowers caregivers to get behind an animal and take action by ...
  • Lu,ckyleo7  

    It takes the dogs out of thicker kennels, even for a short time. The people get a chance to see ...
  • KateKarp  

    Simple. Short-term can turn into forever. The bonding often leads to adoption, although not always. It did with me--four times. ...
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May 16, 2019 at 04:59 AM
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  • Kim at Maddie's   Maddie's Fund Staff

    Carmen, have you checked out RedRover's Safe Escape grants?: They're doing incredible work helping families with pets safely escape ...
  • ShellyThompson   Maddie's Fund Staff

    Just wanted to share an organization that's working towards co-housing for people and their pets (focused on homeless, but domestic ...
  • Jill Henke  

    This is also a funding priority for Purina.
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