For Shelter Directors

Maddie's Fund

Below are links to publications from Maddie’s Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting shelters nationwide in becoming no-kill shelters. The Pet Fund works to help pet owners keep their animals from being surrendered to shelters for medical reasons, but all pet owners would benefit from nationwide no-kill shelter development.

The following links to articles, reprinted with permission from Maddie’s Fund, will help shelter staff and city/county/state personnel wishing to develop no-kill facilities. For additional information about designing and implementing no-kill approaches to shelter management, please read about these topics and more from Maddie's Institute at

*Please note—Maddie’s Fund does not fund individual or rescue animal medical costs. For information about additional resources for individual or rescue animal medical needs, please see the Additional Links for Help page for referrals to additional veterinary assistance organizations.

maddies fund square colorWhat is No-Kill - Maddie's Fund defines no-kill as saving all healthy and treatable shelter pets. Learn more in this article.

Ten Reasons to Consider No-Kill - Increased adoptions, volunteers, and community support are just a few reasons to consider this article's approach.

 Getting To No-Kill - This article outlines a strategy for implementing a no-kill facility.


infectionmanualThis is the new Infection Control Manual for Shelters from Maddie's Fund. Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine developed this manual to educate and train veterinary professionals, shelter staff and volunteers in infection control protocol implementation. Includes training materials on CD as well as disease fact sheets and PowerPoint presentations for shelter veterinarians to use in training shelter staff.

To order, click here: Control Manual

Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University has a program to educate veterinarians and veterinary students in shelter medicine and provide medical outreach to shelters. 

 For information, click here:     


logo pethub defaultPetHub Gets Lost Pets Home. Allows anyone with a smart phone to see an animal's information and contact the owner directly without the need for a microchip scanner. Through PetHub's Shelter Support programs, qualified rescue &
                             shelter organizations can use PetHub tags and PetHub's partners' tags for terrific fundraising opportunities:

•Tags are available at drastically reduced bulk rates (below wholesale) & can feature any full color logo or artwork desired
•Tags can be re-sold, raffled or included as part of adoption kits
•Organizations are given unique coupons that lead to savings for new adoptive parents AND additional funds back to the shelter
•PetHub loves to provide raffle and auction packages for special fundraising events
•Large scale, individualized fundraising opportunities are available

See why PetHub is the most comprehensive solution available. To learn more about how PetHub can help your shelter, click here to learn about our 10-10 program OR directly email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information click here:


wondurdog logoThe Wondurdog Sink Faucet Pet Shower Kit is a great addition to your clinic/shelter to help soothe animals while bathing them efficiently. The easy set-up and splash shield will keep your patients clean while keeping staff dry. The brush feature massages your patients while cleaning, helping to calm your patients while they are treated. This product can be used with one hand, allowing your staff to hold the animals while providing a positive bathing experience.

                             For more information, click here:

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                             Handheld Shower:
                             Garden Hose Nozzle:
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Amazon Smile Charity Lists

amazonsmile copyAmazonSmile Charity Lists enable shelters to directly request needed items from Amazon users. 
                             The link to sign up for the program is here:

UC Davis Shelter Medicine Program

davis logoUniversity of California at Davis Shelter Medicine Program - The UC Davis site has downloadable virtual consultant   forms for shelters in addition to manuals for prevention of parvovirus outbreaks: