Opportunities: Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge offers a number of learning opportunities and different learning formats to help your organization realize it vision for the future.

Behavior, Training, & Enrichment Bootcamp

UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program Director of Online Learning Cindi Delany, DVM, KPA-CPT, developed this brand new Bootcamp to help your shelter assess and consider how you can level up your Behavior, Training, and Enrichment (BTE) program. This immersive and coach-guided course will do more than help you identify new ways to improve animal…

Big Dog Master Class

Times are tough for shelter dogs. We can help. Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge and Human Animal Support Services have teamed up to bring you a completely FREE, two-day virtual conference to tackle your biggest challenges surrounding big dogs. The sessions are available on-demand 24/7 so you can attend when it’s right for you, no matter…

Comprehensive Shelter Consultation

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…

Focused Shelter Consultation

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…

Four Rights Bootcamp

Learning how to quit crisis mode, embrace your capacity, and create space for lasting change is the core of Four Rights Bootcamp, a transformative six-week journey charted by us, and the time for your shelter to join is now. We’ve taken the initiatives that powered over 1500 shelters to save over 3.5 million cat lives…

Four Rights Bootcamp

Learning how to quit crisis mode, embrace your capacity, and create space for lasting change is the core of Four Rights Bootcamp, a transformative six-week journey charted by us, and the time for your shelter to join is now. We’ve taken the initiatives that powered over 1500 shelters to save over 3.5 million cat lives…

Lessons from the Last Three Years of Animal Sheltering Data

Like most industries, the last three years of animal sheltering have been unprecedented. Your organization has been collecting data, but how does it compare to organizations in your community or across the country? How can we use this data to better plan for the future of animal welfare? Join us for a panel discussion on…

Lessons from the Last Three Years of Animal Sheltering Data

Like most industries, the last three years of animal sheltering have been unprecedented. Your organization has been collecting data, but how does it compare to organizations in your community or across the country? How can we use this data to better plan for the future of animal welfare? Join us for a panel discussion on…

March Fourward: The Future Is Four

The foundation of the Million Cat Challenge rested on Five Key Initiatives, refined and adapted to shelters of every size and type throughout North America, which together represented a holistic approach that addressed the “before, during and after” for any cat at risk of shelter entry. These initiatives were proven by over 3.5 million more…

MMPC Learniverse – The 4 Rights – The Right Place

How do you determine the “Right Place” for an animal at risk of entering the shelter? In this course, you will learn the framework that allows you to remove decision fatigue and get animals where they need to be—or help them right where they are. As part of the Maddie’s®️ Million Pet Challenge’s Learniverse program,…

Population Management and Daily Rounds Bootcamp

Get to efficient and effective daily population management rounds in just six weeks! The impact on your team and your work will be big: You’ll improve animal health and welfare, increase the number of animals and people you can help, and decrease staff workload and burnout, length of stay, and the number of animals waiting…

Right Care

Offering the Right Care means animals are not left in dangerous circumstances to cause harm, suffer, or die because the shelter can’t admit them; nor are they are admitted to a crowded shelter when there are better options within the community. You’re doing this work because you want to serve animals and people in the…

Right Outcome

Our goal for every animal in need is to get them as quickly as possible to the Right Outcome, whether that involves a trip to the shelter or assistance in the community. The Right Outcome is the one that best supports the well-being of animals, honors the connections between humans and pets, stabilizes systems and…

Right Place

Some animals would be best served by shelter admission, while others would be better served outside shelter walls. The Right Place is the place that provides the best possible outcome in the most humane and efficient way and may include the animal’s current home, community, foster or finder’s home, partner organizations or the shelter. Determining…

Right Time

The Right Time has two dimensions: there’s the right time for an animal to come into the shelter (could be right now, at a scheduled time in the future, or maybe never!), and then there are right times once the animal is admitted (holding periods and length of stay, for example).Time is our most valuable…

Shelter Consultation Mentorship

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…

Shelter/Clinic Community Combination Consultation

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…

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! Thanks to the generosity of Maddie’s Fund®, The Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is offering organizations a variety of learning opportunities, including live…

Teaming Up for Pets and People

From the team that brought you the Million Cat Challenge, it’s Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge! #ThanksToMaddie, the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, Team Shelter USA and the Open Door Veterinary Collective are partnering to expand the Challenge to include dogs and integrating access to care. The Maddie’s®…

The Power of Yes: Three things to do today to open the kennel doors and send animals home

10 NOV The Power of Yes: Three things to do today to open the kennel doors and send animals home Webinar Allison Cardona Have you tried everything you can think of to connect with your community? Have you reduced barriers to fostering and adoption and still animals are sitting? In this 60-minute webinar, we’ll explore…

Veterinary Clinic Consultation

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…