About Maddie's Fund

Maddie's Fund®  (www.maddiesfund.org) is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl.  Maddie’s Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing he animal welfare community through Maddie’s® grant giving and Maddie’s InstituteSM.  Maddie’s Fund® is named after the family’s beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.


Maddie’s Fund® supports Good NewZ! Pittie Pups Rescue through two separate programs:

Maddie’s® Treatable Assistance Program
Maddie’s® Treatable Assistance Program is a new pilot program for adoption guarantee organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties to support the adoptions of senior and/or medically treatable homeless dogs and cats originating from animal control shelters in those counties.

Maddie’s® Treatable Assistance Program provides adoption stipends of $700.00 per adoption of medically treatable or senior dogs and cats transferred from animal control shelters in Alameda, Contra Costa or San Francisco County and $1,400 per adoption of medically treatable and senior dogs and cats transferred from animal control shelters in Alameda, Contra Costa or San Francisco County. The program began in October 2012 and will run through December 31, 2013.

Maddie’s Fund® is piloting the subsidy program to give local shelters and rescues the means to find more homes for vulnerable shelter pets, strengthen the relationship between animal control shelters and adoption guarantee groups, and shift some of the burden of responsibility for these pets away from cash-strapped government agencies.
 

Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days

Good NewZ! Pittie Pups Rescue was proud to be part of the 2015 Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days. At the Fourth Annual Maddie's Matchmaker Adoptathon (http://www.maddiesadoptathon.org), held the weekend of June 6-7, 2013 in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties, 2,601 dogs and cats found loving homes. 965 pets were older and/or dogs and cats who had been treated for a medical condition.

Maddie's® Community Shelter Data Grant supports the collection and publication of shelter statistics from community coalitions comprised of animal control agencies, traditional shelters and adoption guarantee organizations. Collecting shelter data in Maddie's® Asilomar Accords format enables coalitions to gather meaningful, standardized data to analyze and share results. It helps organizations track their lifesaving and develop plans to achieve and sustain an adoption guarantee for the healthy and treatable animals in their community. Here are the statistics from Good NewZ! that support these efforts.

Maddies' Fund 2015 Reporting

Maddies' Fund 2013 Reporting Maddies' Fund 2015 Reporting

The goal of Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is to give all healthy, senior and treatable shelter dogs and cats a second chance. Adoption of dogs and cats will be free to qualified adopters and in return, Maddie's Fund has set aside $4 million so it can give each shelter or rescue group $500 - $2,000 per adoption.*

Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is held to increase awareness of shelter animals and their need for loving homes and to shed light on the tireless efforts of the shelters and rescue organizations across the country that work so hard to save the lives of countless dogs and cats every day. This adoption event honors the memory of the foundation's namesake, a Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie.

*Maddie's Fund will pay organizations $500.00 for each "cute and cuddly" adoption, $1,000.00 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 medical condition and $2,000.00 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older and who has been treated for one or more medical condition.