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.

Latest Discussions
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  • CCR2015

    Hi Sandi, When I first started in rescue, I used to have the kitties in Pet Smart. We had 3 ...
  • hsycnathaniel

    Hello Sandi,  At our shelter we periodically run into situations very similar to your. Rather it be young feral cats ...
Events Planner/Manager
15 hrs, 32 mins. ago
  • catadelphia

    We have not chosen one yet. We are brand new. We heard a lot of good things about Volgistics at ...
May 20 at 02:33 PM
  • hsycnathaniel

    You can find non-profit pricing on quickbooks and I'm fairly certain you can begin a partnership with petpoint. I would ...
  • Sam

    We've been using a Microsoft Access database for years. I'd love to go to a cloud-based system, but internet is ...
  • AnimalsFirst

    Hey, I am with AnimalsFirst.com.  We develop shelter management software for keeping track of animals in shelters.  Check up out ...

Hot Discussions
Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration
July 12 at 11:16 AM

SSAS

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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  • Irgriffin2

    My name is India Griffin. I am from La Mirada (Los Angeles County), California. I recently founded FAR Side Journey ...
  • Teresa Bateman

    Hi!! My name is Teresa Bateman and I am the SNyPS and Foster Care Coordinator with the SPCA of Northern ...
  • Lydia

    Hello! Lydia here. I'm from the Netherlands and I currently work as a cat behaviorist and I volunteer as a coordinator ...
  • Susan Willard

    My name is Susan Willard.  I am from Lake Jackson, TX.  I am the shelter pet health manager for the ...
  • knilsson

    Hello! My name is Kalyn Nilsson, I am from Lynnwood, WA, where I work for PAWS!  I grew up about ...
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Foster caregiver - Cat
December 06 at 03:00 PM
  • Sistine

    HSEC has a "Doggie Field Trip" option for volunteer shifts every day. Volunteers can choose the times of 9-11 am ...
  • Supersvensk

    Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue in Kennesaw, Georgia has this program.  Although I don't work a regular shift, I come every ...
  • Finn

    I'll be at Texas Unites in Austin next weekend. I'd love to chat with folks who have a program or ...
  • Amber A.

    We, in Galveston County, Texas, allow this. It is a great way to give the dogs a break. We have had ...
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March 27 at 09:59 AM
  • Tina O.

    Perhaps a topic of advocacy? I have always believed that in addition to saving lives, rescues should commit to working ...
  • Susan Houser

    A lot of boards have a few broad topics, maybe 6-10, and then another 1-10 under each of those. Here's ...
  • Fearless Kitty

    Being someone who started a rescue, and 5 years later experiencing so many challenges that come with that, I think ...
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Administrative Manager
April 20 at 11:11 AM
  • ShellyinGreenvilleSC

    I think there are two requests that shelters often get when it comes to "updating" finders and previous owners.   1.  What ...
  • andreab

    My shelter is a managed admissions shelter that asks everyone surrendering an animal (stray or OS) if they want a ...
  • Randi Leigh Ashley

    Our group is a municipal shelter. We are open intake for strays and managed intake for owner surrenders. Our stray ...
  • Susan Houser

    Do you have a lawyer? If so, you could always run the language by him/her. As to whether to leave ...
  • Casey

    Amanda,  My facility has basically the same wording. We are a non-transparent 501c3 non-profit with intake by admission only. We ...
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