Maddie’s Pet Forum

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 organization professionals and volunteers can communicate, collaborate, ask questions, and share expertise publicly in the forum and also privately within communities and groups created in the forum.

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Carestaff, Computer Administrator
Yesterday at 06:30 PM
  • LindsayL  

    We did a TNR lesson using a Kitten Lady video and then made tipped ear headbands. We did have to ...
  • Kim at Maddie's   Maddie's Fund Staff

    I don't have a suggestion for educational videos but Red Rover has an incredible free e-book app with interactive learning ...
Yesterday at 11:47 AM
  • Osage  

    I'd continue emailing but also start calling the rescues till you get a response. 

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Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration
July 12, 2017 at 11:16 AM


My name is Rain Jordan. I'm late to introductions!  I'm originally from the San Francisco bay area of California; the ...
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  • February 27, 2018 at 07:12 AM
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  • Team Bridge  

    Hi! My name is Debbie Clark and I am the Grant Administrator for Bridge to Home Animal Rescue.  We are ...
  • Kathy McCloskey  

    Hello Everyone, my name is Kathy McCloskey and I'm from Peoria Arizona but grew up in a tiny town in ...
  • Encore  

    I'm Julie Madden, from Alabama.  My husband and I co-founded Encore Enrichment Center for Shelter Dogs (Anniston, Alabama).  We pull ...
  • cat whisperer  

    I  volunteer at local shelter, Durham, NC.   I have only been active there for about 1 year.   I am a ...
  • Menominee Animal Shelter  

    My name is Nancy and I'm the manager of the Menominee Animal Shelter.  We only handle dogs and cats and ...
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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
June 27, 2018 at 03:26 PM
  • MirandaAAR  

    Offer low-cost dog training classes to dog adopters to help boost retention/prevent shelter return.
  • Rebecca  

    I wish we could afford a program to help owners (particularly of adopted dogs) afford behavioral intervention.
  • Terri  

    Absolutely establish a spay/neuter clinic to serve our local shelter.  They currently have to rely on the very small number ...
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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
June 13, 2018 at 03:29 PM
  • PUPS  

    Feral Cat Dens!! Since we have put them in to use with all scared/feral cats that come in to our ...
  • LaurenWickmanHSSV  

    I recently ordered these simple stickers as a way to help others become more comfortable with asking clients for donations ...
  • fredSPCA  

    We use Vengage for $9/month and it helps us create awesome, engaging newsletters to send to staff and board weekly ...
  • Zooramey  

    Bagels/donuts for the staff! Puts everyone in a good mood, and let’s them know they are appreciated. The animals win ...
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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
August 02, 2018 at 09:48 AM
  • Kathy McCloskey  

    My favorite learning moment came at the Best Friends Conference this year when we found out that our state, Arizona, ...
  • Kay Stout  

    Really two things.  One - patience does have its rewards and Two - area rescues are beginning to collaborate with ...
  • PetsConnectKat  

    At the HSUS Animal Care Expo, I attended a class on Kitten Kindergartens put on by the San Francisco SPCA.  ...
  • Joy  

    That just when you think you have nothing more to stretch, you can always finds another quarter to put in ...
  • jenSL02  

    The importance of an open mind, observation skills, and life-long learning. Specifically, I have lived and worked with cats my ...
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