Our vision is a humane, community-centered approach to animal care and shelter management; focused on prevention and grounded in science.
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Through expert-led training, grants, and a network of shelter teams passionate about implementing best practices that serve pets and their people, we’re creating a humane-hearted California powered by kind communities, with deep respect for the diversity of the human and animal experience.
Maddie's® Million Pet Challenge offers free access to online courses and shelter experts. From Self-Paced Online Trainings (SPOT mods) to cohort-based weeks-long Bootcamps, we've got learning opportunities that work with your schedule.
Considering a redesign or building a new facility? Our experts can help ensure you maximize animal health and well-being while staying within your budget. We work with you and your architects to optimize pathways, enclosures, and more.
Facing an outbreak or trying to prevent one at your shelter? Our Resource Library, maintained jointly by the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program, has the answers you’re looking for. Browse the library or go directly to an info sheet or calculator from one of the links below.