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Maddie's® University Catalog

Staff and Volunteer Training

Courses in this section of the catalog are recommended for staff and volunteer training. Check the Featured Online Courses folder to find our most popular courses!
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Featured Online Courses

Building a Working Cat Program

Caring for Orphaned Kittens

Canine Body Language in the Shelter

Disinfection and Disease Control in Animal Shelters

Feline Communication

Keeping Pets in Homes

Million Cat Challenge


Alternatives to Intake

Alternatives to Intake - When the Shelter Isn't the Answer
Alternatives to Intake - When the Shelter Isn't the Answer
Example Program: Richmond SPCA’s Project Safety Net Pet Retention Programs
Example Program: Richmond SPCA’s Project Safety Net Pet Retention Programs
Richmond SPCA Rehoming Packet
Richmond SPCA Rehoming Packet
Example Program: A Foster-to-Surrender Program for Puppies and Kittens
Example Program: A Foster-to-Surrender Program for Puppies and Kittens
Example Program: How to Start a Program to Keep Pets Out of Shelters
Example Program: How to Start a Program to Keep Pets Out of Shelters
Example Program: Humane Society of the United States’ Pets for Life Program
Example Program: Humane Society of the United States’ Pets for Life Program
Feline Shelter Intake Reduction Program FAQs
Feline Shelter Intake Reduction Program FAQs
HSUS Webinar Series: Keeping Cats in Homes
HSUS Webinar Series: Keeping Cats in Homes

Making the Case for a Paradigm Shift in Community Cat Management

Million Cat Challenge: Alternatives to Intake
Million Cat Challenge: Alternatives to Intake
Research: Community Pet Adoption Partnerships - Stray Kitten Scenario
Research: Community Pet Adoption Partnerships - Stray Kitten Scenario

Canine Parvovirus (CPV)

An Insider's View of Canine Parvovirus in Shelter Dogs

Panleukopenia and Parvovirus

Parvovirus: An Integrated Communication Strategy

Treating Canine Parvovirus

Treating and Preventing Parvo

Vet-to-Vet Evidence Based Parvovirus Treatment

An Historical Timeline of Canine Parvovirus
An Historical Timeline of Canine Parvovirus
Canine Parvovirus Treatment Resource Assessment Algorithm
Canine Parvovirus Treatment Resource Assessment Algorithm
A Shelter-Based Approach to CPV Treatment
A Shelter-Based Approach to CPV Treatment
Crisis Care Management - 43 Puppies with Parvo Saved!
Crisis Care Management - 43 Puppies with Parvo Saved!

Capacity for Care

Article: Life in the Fast Lane
Article: Life in the Fast Lane
Article: What's Your Magic Number?
Article: What's Your Magic Number?
Tool: Handy Dandy Group Housing Calculator for Cats
Tool: Handy Dandy Group Housing Calculator for Cats
Video Interview: Know Your Capacity for Humane Care
Video Interview: Know Your Capacity for Humane Care
Webcast: Capacity for Care - When Less Adds Up to a Whole Lot More for Shelter Cats
Webcast: Capacity for Care - When Less Adds Up to a Whole Lot More for Shelter Cats

Calculating Your Humane Capacity

Cats and Capacity for Care, Part 1 and Part 2


Caring for Orphaned Kittens

Kitten and Puppy Temperature Chart
Kitten and Puppy Temperature Chart
Kitten Bottle Feeding and Stomach Capacity Chart
Kitten Bottle Feeding and Stomach Capacity Chart
Orphaned Kittens Common Feeding Issues and Solutions
Orphaned Kittens Common Feeding Issues and Solutions
Orphaned Kittens Daily Weight and Feeding Record
Orphaned Kittens Daily Weight and Feeding Record
Orphaned Kitten Emergency Milk Replacer Recipes
Orphaned Kitten Emergency Milk Replacer Recipes
Orphaned Kittens Physical Exam
Orphaned Kittens Physical Exam
Physical and Behavioral Development of Kittens for the First Six Weeks of Life
Physical and Behavioral Development of Kittens for the First Six Weeks of Life
Shelters Embrace New Model - Article
Shelters Embrace New Model - Article
How to Bottle Feed Kittens and Puppies - Flash Class
How to Bottle Feed Kittens and Puppies - Flash Class

Orphaned Kittens: How Saving the Tiniest Lives Has the Biggest Impact

Orphaned Kitten Care How-to Videos

Caring for Orphaned Kittens


Caring for Orphaned Puppies

Puppy Temperature Chart
Puppy Temperature Chart
Orphaned Puppy Emergency Milk Replacer Recipes
Orphaned Puppy Emergency Milk Replacer Recipes
Orphaned Puppy Feeding Problems, Issues and Solutions
Orphaned Puppy Feeding Problems, Issues and Solutions
Puppy Bottle Feeding and Stomach Capacity Chart
Puppy Bottle Feeding and Stomach Capacity Chart
How to Bottle Feed Kittens and Puppies - Flash Class
How to Bottle Feed Kittens and Puppies - Flash Class

Community Cats

When Community Cats Need a New Address


Enrichment and Stress Reduction for Cats

How to Reduce Stress in Shelter Cats
How to Reduce Stress in Shelter Cats
Shelter Enrichment: The Cats Meow
Shelter Enrichment: The Cats Meow

Behavior Modification for Cats

Enrichment and Training

Fixing the Feline Housing Crisis

Life Enrichment for Shelter Animals

Stress is Sabotaging Your Cat Adoption Efforts

Stress Reduction for Shelter Cats


Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Feline Heartworm Disease

Treat and Prevent Heartworm in Dogs

Treating Heartworm Disease


Managed Admission

Article: Cats by Appointment Only
Article: Cats by Appointment Only
Example: Admissions by Appointment Video
Example: Admissions by Appointment Video
Webcast: Managed Admission - Giving Sheltered Cats Their Best Chance at a Great Outcome
Webcast: Managed Admission - Giving Sheltered Cats Their Best Chance at a Great Outcome
Feline Intake Appointment Guide
Feline Intake Appointment Guide

Marketing the Treatables

What Is a Treatable Shelter Pet - Editorial
What Is a Treatable Shelter Pet - Editorial

Successfully Marketing Treatables

Getting to the Treatables


Million Cat Challenge

Introducing The Million Challenge

Alternatives to Intake - Learning Track

Managed Admission - Learning Track

Return to Field - Learning Track

Capacity for Care - Learning Track

Removing Barriers to Adoption - Learning Track


Return to Field

Article: Community Cat Advocacy through a Lawmaker’s Eyes – Tips from Jennifer Fearing
Article: Community Cat Advocacy through a Lawmaker’s Eyes – Tips from Jennifer Fearing
Article: How to Work with Municipalities to Save Community Cats
Article: How to Work with Municipalities to Save Community Cats
Article: Tips for Working with Local Lawmakers - An Interview with Ryan Clinton
Article: Tips for Working with Local Lawmakers - An Interview with Ryan Clinton
Best Friends Society's Community Cat Legality Overview 2014
Best Friends Society's Community Cat Legality Overview 2014
Best Friends Society's Community Cat Programs Handbook
Best Friends Society's Community Cat Programs Handbook
Community Cat Deterrents - Methods To Help Keep Cats Away From Unwanted Areas
Community Cat Deterrents - Methods To Help Keep Cats Away From Unwanted Areas
Feline Shelter Intake Reduction Program FAQs
Feline Shelter Intake Reduction Program FAQs
How-To: Managing Community Cats – A Guide for Municipal Leaders
How-To: Managing Community Cats – A Guide for Municipal Leaders
San Antonio Community Cat Program 2012
San Antonio Community Cat Program 2012
Tools: Best Friends Society's TNR Action Kit
Tools: Best Friends Society's TNR Action Kit
Tools: Alley Cat Allie's Advocacy Toolkit
Tools: Alley Cat Allie's Advocacy Toolkit

Making the Case for a Paradigm Shift in Community Cat Management

Return to Field - Animal Shelters and a New Approach to Healthy Unowned Cats


Removing Barriers to Adoption

Adopters Welcome Manual
Adopters Welcome Manual
Article: The Truth about Free Cat Adoptions
Article: The Truth about Free Cat Adoptions
Blog Post: Landlord Smamlord!
Blog Post: Landlord Smamlord!
Blog Post: Give That 2-Year-Old A Kitty!
Blog Post: Give That 2-Year-Old A Kitty!
Blog Post: The Million Cat Challenge Says Adopters Welcome
Blog Post: The Million Cat Challenge Says Adopters Welcome
Blog Post: Returns Reframed
Blog Post: Returns Reframed
Blog Post: Satisfaction Guaranteed
Blog Post: Satisfaction Guaranteed
How-To: A Guide to Create a Successful Adoption Experience
How-To: A Guide to Create a Successful Adoption Experience
How-To: Embracing Meet the Adopters in Your Shelter
How-To: Embracing Meet the Adopters in Your Shelter
Research Article: Pets as Gifts
Research Article: Pets as Gifts
Research: Free Pet Adoptions - Study Results
Research: Free Pet Adoptions - Study Results
Research: Should Animals Be Given as Gifts?
Research: Should Animals Be Given as Gifts?
Tools: User-Friendly Adoptions
Tools: User-Friendly Adoptions
Webinar Series: Adopters Welcome
Webinar Series: Adopters Welcome
Fears, Facts and Forever Homes - What We Know about Free Pet Adoptions
Fears, Facts and Forever Homes - What We Know about Free Pet Adoptions
Fears, Facts and Forever Homes - What We Know about Free Pet Adoptions - Quiz
Fears, Facts and Forever Homes - What We Know about Free Pet Adoptions - Quiz
Resources for Getting Started with Free Adoptions
Resources for Getting Started with Free Adoptions
Webcast: Pets as Gifts? Wrap ‘em Up!
Webcast: Pets as Gifts? Wrap ‘em Up!
Tip Sheet: Top Tips for Adopting Out Pets As Gifts
Tip Sheet: Top Tips for Adopting Out Pets As Gifts
Webcast: Removing Barriers to Adoptions - How Evidence, Innovation and Compassion Grow Pet Adoptions
Webcast: Removing Barriers to Adoptions - How Evidence, Innovation and Compassion Grow Pet Adoptions

Protozoal Parasitology

Coccidia in a Shelter Setting
Coccidia in a Shelter Setting
Coccidia in a Shelter Setting - Quiz
Coccidia in a Shelter Setting - Quiz
Diagnosis and Treatment of Protozoal Infections in Shelters
Diagnosis and Treatment of Protozoal Infections in Shelters
Diagnosis and Treatment of Protozoal Infections in Shelters - Quiz
Diagnosis and Treatment of Protozoal Infections in Shelters - Quiz
Giardia For Shelter Staff and Volunteers
Giardia For Shelter Staff and Volunteers
Giardia For Shelter Staff and Volunteers - Quiz
Giardia For Shelter Staff and Volunteers - Quiz
 Toxoplasmosis: Truth, Fiction, and Crazy Cat Ladies?
Toxoplasmosis: Truth, Fiction, and Crazy Cat Ladies?
 Toxoplasmosis: Truth, Fiction, and Crazy Cat Ladies? - Quiz
Toxoplasmosis: Truth, Fiction, and Crazy Cat Ladies? - Quiz
Resource: Companion Animal Parasite Council
Resource: Companion Animal Parasite Council
Treating Diarrhea in Shelter Dogs and Cats - Resource List
Treating Diarrhea in Shelter Dogs and Cats - Resource List

Titer Testing

Antibody Titer Tests
Antibody Titer Tests

An Insider's View of Canine Parvovirus in Shelter Dogs

Using Antibody Titer Tests to Fight Disease Outbreaks

Saving Lives with Antibody Titer Tests

Maddie's Laboratory



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