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
Administrative Manager
April 20 at 11:11 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Fearless Kitty

    Great question Amanda because we find ourselves in that same situation.  We are a small, private nonprofit as well and ...

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


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Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration
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Foster caregiver - Cat
December 06 at 03:00 PM
  • Finn

    I'll be at Texas Unites in Austin next weekend. I'd love to chat with folks who have a program or ...
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Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration
November 06 at 09:54 AM
  • Fearless Kitty

    Thanks everyone for sharing, we are about to hire two new part-time employees (I can't believe I'm typing the word ...
  • emilydpfl

    I recommend to anyone-at any stage in their animal welfare journey-to visit as many shelters as they can! I have ...
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