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 organi...

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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
January 16, 2019 at 03:28 PM

Question of the Week #32 - Marketing Tips

What's the best marketing tip you've received?

  • SusanRSM  

    I know our organization needs someone for both marketing and IT--often times the fees for these individuals are difficult to ...
  • Dzwisekat16  

    Make it short. Make an emotional connnection. And remember it’s about drawing them in for more rather than pleaing for ...
Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
January 09, 2019 at 01:48 PM
  • Lu,ckyleo7  

    We recruit retired school teachers to take a dog to school and read to the class
  • Keegan Spera  

    Teaming up with a local school's business program/class or PR/Marketing program/class is a great way to access interns, campaign project ...
Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
January 18, 2019 at 05:18 PM

Meet Founding Member Terri Duncan

@Terri Duncan
Founder of Allie's Pals Cat Rescue
Pleasanton, California

Tell us about you and your history in animal welfare.

TD: I'm a retired Southern grandma who's been in CA for almost 20 years. I got my start in cat rescue about 18 years ago when one of my daughters and I decided to foster a litter of bottle babies. We were hooked!

I...See More

  • Fearless Kitty  

    Great job Terri starting a cat rescue! And super cute logo too. Thanks for what you do for the cats ...

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Adoptions Counselor
January 21, 2019 at 07:36 AM

Foster To Adopt Forms and Processes

Hi! I just wanted to see if anyone could share their Foster To Adopt agreements, questionnaires and processes? We have adoption contracts and foster agreements, but would love something specifically for FTA.

  • Live Love Animal Rescue  

    Hello! Of course! We are a small-med sized dog rescue in Long Beach CA. Here is our FTA form- it ...
Stay at home mom
14 hrs, 59 mins. ago

Crate Training

I was curious when crate training, should I have the puppy in the crate through out the day, even if I'm home? I'm not sure how the whole thing works when I'm mostly home.

15 hrs, 8 mins. ago

In search of a great shelter vet to care for our animals & work in our spay/neuter clinic

We are looking to hire a wonderful vet to join our no kill humane society. We are located just outside Ocean City MD - a great area to work and live! Please help us spread the word! We are looking for a self motivated, self starter to join our team. Any questions please ask?


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Rescue voluteer
January 12, 2019 at 08:32 AM
New activity:  January 16, 2019 at 11:26 AM
  • Karen Green  

    You are definitely not alone! Unfortunately, we have a lot of conflict in the animal welfare field. I think it's ...
  • Ronna  

    We too are an all volunteer rescue and where there are people with opinions there will be conflict. Our rule ...
  • SNACK Ohio  

    We are an all-volunteer group. We have a volunteer application and have an interview (breakfast/lunch/coffee) with a prospective volunteer before ...
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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
January 02, 2019 at 03:34 PM
New activity:  January 15, 2019 at 10:10 AM

Question of the Week #30 - New Year, New 2019 Goals!

Participate in the first question of the week of 2019 by telling the community 1-3 goals you have as they relate to the animals in your work/life!

Creating goals related to your work as an animal welfare professional or even as a pet caregiver can help start your year off on the right paw. Plus sharing your goals can help spark ideas for others. ...See More

  • Stacy  

    For 2019 the Community Cats Podcast has a lot of goals: Produce 52 shows, 52 Blog posts(we are doing 2 ...
  • Charlotte at Maddie's Fund   Maddie's Fund Staff

    For my dogs at home I want to make sure I'm incorporating more off leash adventures into their weekly routine. ...
  • Marty  

    I’m looking forward to help train volunteers who foster how to care for bottle babies.
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Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
December 19, 2018 at 12:03 PM
New activity:  January 15, 2019 at 10:43 AM

Question of the Week #29 - Recruiting Fosters

What is your best tip for recruiting new fosters?

  • WendyFrink  

    As a foster caregiver myself, I think it's really important that you nurture the relationships you have with current fosters. ...
  • Karen Green  

    Our foster manual is specific to kittens, but for anyone who is interested, you can find it (and most of ...
  • SAPATJT  

    Ensuring that we have a list of "Next Steps" that the fosters receive via e-mail seems to be the best ...
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January 05, 2019 at 06:23 PM
New activity:  January 17, 2019 at 09:24 AM
  • Ejnew  

    This is an older (think 1930’s) outbuilding that had been turned into a garage - shotgun shack style - you ...
  • Ejnew  

    They are all still in the garage -I've seen all three separately through the garage windows. No cat footprints outside ...
  • SNACK Ohio  

    You are on the right track. The cats need time to bond to you and their new home. I would ...
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