Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge
Teaming up for Pets and People

Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge is dedicated to helping communities build programs to keep families and their pets together, improve outcomes for all shelter pets, and assure that pets who already have families will receive the care they need. With the support of Maddie’s Fund®, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at UF, Open Door Veterinary Collective, and Team Shelter USA will mentor shelters and veterinary practices to deliver access to care through humane, community-centric programming both inside and outside of the shelter, and to achieve the right outcome for every pet.

Shelter and Clinic Consultation Services

Thanks to the generosity of Maddie’s Fund®, the Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge offers several opportunities all free of charge. Opportunities include a combination Access to Veterinary Care and Shelter Consultation, comprehensive shelter consultation, veterinary clinic consultation, and focused shelter consultation.

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Shelter Consultation Mentorship

This Shelter Consultation Mentorship Program covers foundational and advanced learning in the shelter consultation process for veterinarians and shelter leaders seeking to expand their professional skills in shelter consultation.

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Compassion in Balance (CiB) Program

Helping the helpers to feel more connected, calm, courageous, and confident in their role as caregivers to people, pets, and our planet.

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