Growing Your Adult Dog Foster Program

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The course Growing Your Adult Dog Foster Program is an online sequence of classes that replicates as closely as possible the onsite Maddie's® Medium and Large Dog Foster Apprenticeship. This course will teach you how to increase the capacity of your existing program through effective communication and marketing, improved logistics and use of volunteers. The course is especially focused on fostering and finding homes for dogs who are harder to place. The classes must be completed in order and a final project is required.

This course has been pre-approved for 8.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

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Creating Cultural Change around Fostering
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class focuses on the process of affecting a cultural shift in attitudes toward and practices in fostering medium and large dogs.
Introduction to Marketing Foster Dogs
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class introduces the concepts of marketing from foster care that will form the foundation of all your marketing efforts.
Strategies for Marketing Foster Dogs
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. In this class, you will kick your marketing skills up a notch, making connections between dogs and potential adopters. Then you will focus on the marketing process, so you can efficiently gather effective marketing copy.
Sleepovers and Emergency Foster Care
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class introduces best practices in sleepover foster programs and fostering in emergencies.
Field Trips and Group Walks
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. The class focuses on these two enrichment activities and how they benefit your dogs and your organization.
Foster Program Support
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class focuses on structuring your foster program so that it is scalable.
Foster Caregiver Training
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class focuses on getting your new fosters onboarded efficiently with the training they need.
Foster Caregiver Support
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class focuses on giving your foster caregivers what they need to be successful through the entire foster process, from taking home their foster dog through adoption.
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