Monday, May 12, 2014

Maddie's Fund Free Pet Adoption Days

 Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days
May 31 – June 1, 2014

Alabama | Arizona | California | Florida |New York | Nevada | Vermont | Virginia | Wisconsin


    More than 200 shelters and rescues in 14 communities throughout the United States are participating in the fifth annual Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days sponsored by the Pleasanton, CA based Maddie’s Fund®.  Maddie’s Fund has set aside $10 million to provide shelters and rescue groups with an adoption stipend per pet adopted during the event. Stipends range from $500 to $2,000.*

    Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is being held to increase awareness of homeless animals, boost adoptions, and support the shelters and rescue organizations in the 14 participating communities. To date, Maddie’s Fund has awarded $11.3 million to the participating groups which have adopted a total of 15,154 dogs and cats during the past four events. The money given by Maddie’s Fund has enabled shelters to treat and rehabilitate senior pets and those with medical conditions – animals who likely would have been euthanized otherwise.

    The event honors the memory of the foundation’s namesake, a Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie.  Maddie was a little dog who made a big impact on the Duffield family, and they want every homeless dog and cat to have what she had – a loving home.

    To learn more about Maddie’s® Pet Adoption days and the participating organizations and locations, visit their website (  They are also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

    * Maddie’s Fund will pay organizations $500 for each  healthy animal under the age of seven, $1,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven  years of age or older or who has been treated for one or more treatable medical conditions, and $2,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven  years of age or older and who has been treated with one or more treatable medical conditions (list is available at


    Twenty years ago, the love of a little dog inspired a $300 million legacy to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Maddie’s Fund® ( is the family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. It is named in honor of Maddie, their beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997. Today, through its grant, hands-on animal care, research and education, Maddie’s Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community.



    Anonymous said...

    Dis is Pawsum!!!!

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


    Fur Everywhere said...

    This is really awesome! I'll tweet it. Thank you for sharing about this great event :)

    Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

    This is awesome!!!! I am sharing this for sure.

    GLOGIRLY said...

    What a terrific event!!! We hope it's super successful and results in lots and lots of forever homes.

    Talking-Dogs said...

    Great post and a fabulous adoption event! Sharing.

    Unknown said...

    Great post! Sharing.

    A Tonl said...

    We do hope it's wildly successful! Did you know some animal advocates worry about the free part, figuring that if you can't afford the adoption fees, maybe you can't afford to properly care for an animal?