American Pets Alive! helps communities save more lives faster.

We accelerate your development into a lifesaving community by providing flexible opportunities for in-depth education and hands-on training in the proven most-effective strategies — with expert support all along the way.

Maddie’s® University

The most effective animal welfare training you can get.

Human Animal Support Services

Keeping people and pets together.

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AmPA! experts deploy to select communities to provide hands-on support.

Expanding The Lifesaving Community

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Jan 18, 2022

5 Tips for Getting Staff and Volunteers on Board With Community-Focused Animal Services

Your staff, supporters, and volunteers represent your community. Getting them on board will be essential when you bring community-focused animal services to your community.

Oct 14, 2021

5 Powerful Tips for Improved Mental Health in Animal Welfare

Your mental health matters, and you are not alone in this work.

Sep 30, 2021

The Data's In: No, 'Pandemic Pets' Weren't Returned to Shelters—but Shelters Do Need Help

New Shelter Animals Count data proves the panicked headlines were false. Adopters, fosters, and transport partners are still urgently needed.

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