Events & Deadlines

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Recordings
On Demand

A list of recorded webinars is available at Resources > Webinars & Courses

Application Deadlines

Shelter/Clinic Community Combination Consultation

Applications are open and reviewed on a rolling basis

We’re excited to announce a new opportunity where we’ve expanded our team and focus to include combined shelter and community veterinary services consultations for dogs and cats. Is your community ready to implement sustainable veterinary services and increase access to care? Is your shelter ready to take your lifesaving to the next level? Thanks to the generosity of Maddie’s Fund®, the Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is offering this unique combination consultation completely free of charge to create sustainable animal welfare systems in communities across the US!

Veterinary Clinic Consultation

Applications are open and reviewed on a rolling basis

Are you ready to open a veterinary clinic with a focus on increasing access to care or take your existing clinic to the next level but not exactly sure where to start? You bring the desire, we’ll bring the team of experts! Thanks to the generosity of Maddie’s Fund®, the Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is offering organizations opening access to care veterinary clinics an array of opportunities, including a full consultation led by experts completely free of charge. Priority is being given to organizations that can also participate in the Sheltering portion of the Challenge with Team Shelter USA, although standalone consultations are also available.

Comprehensive Shelter Consultation

Applications are open and reviewed on a rolling basis

Is your shelter looking to improve operations and boost lifesaving, but not sure how to get started? If you’re ready to address issues around intake policies, housing/enrichment, community cat program management, budgeting, access to spay/neuter and veterinary care, and more, then a Comprehensive Shelter Consultation is right for you! Thanks to the generosity of Maddie’s Fund®, the Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is offering Comprehensive Shelter Consultations, which provide expertise and make recommendations in the areas of facility design, intake policies, housing/enrichment, population management, community cat programs, public policy and enforcement programs, budgeting, management of employees and volunteers, access to focused spay/neuter and subsidized veterinary care, and physical and behavioral wellness. Comprehensive Shelter Consultations are led by experts with decades of combined experience and are completely free of charge.

Focused Shelter Consultation

Applications are open and reviewed on a rolling basis

Are you ready for your organization to make changes, but you aren’t sure how to get started? Could you use an expert to help you analyze and prioritize your issues? Could you use support in implementing new approaches? Then a Focused Consultation is tailored just for you! Thanks to the generosity of Maddie’s Fund®, the Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is offering Focused Shelter Consultations tailored for the priorities and opportunities identified by the participating animal shelters. Focused Shelter Consultations are led by experts with decades of combined experience and are completely free of charge.

Shelter Consultation Mentorship

Applications are open and reviewed on a rolling basis

Are you ready to increase your observation skills, research capability, knowledge of shelter operations guidelines, communication skills, animal data interpretation, and analysis of shelter systems to help make shelters more efficient, safer, and better at helping animals and their people? You bring the motivation and we’ll bring an immersive training experience! Thanks to the generosity of Maddie’s Fund®, the Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is offering skilled animal welfare professionals the opportunity for self-study and immersive onsite experience with a consultation team, free of charge.

Team Wellbeing Support

Are you ready to offer your staff increased wellbeing support and build a more caring organizational culture, but you’re not sure where to start? You bring the commitment and we’ll bring the expert training! The Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is offering organizations a variety of learning opportunities, including live webinars and self-paced online classes, led by an expert facilitator. Priority is given to organizations that have the desire to explore these issues at both the individual and organizational levels.

Scholarships for 2022 have been awarded, but organizations can still work with Jessica and The Compassion in Balance Program directly. Check back in 2023 for the next application dates

Courses

ALL 2023
Courses have moved
ON DEMAND

Go to Resources > Webinars & Courses to view available courses

A collaboration of UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, Open Door Veterinary Collective, and Team Shelter USA.

Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is creating transformative “communities of practice” that deliver access to care through humane, community-centric programming—inside and outside of the shelter—to achieve the right outcome for every pet. Our consultative mentoring services are holistic, deep and practical, and delivered by the proven team who brought you the Million Cat Challenge, in expanded partnership with Open Door Veterinary Collective. This program is made available at no cost to participants, #ThanksToMaddie