Because of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy Apprenticeships have been temporarily suspended. Online classes are now available on the Maddie's® University website.
Building a Working Cat ProgramLearn More
Open Cat Adoptions: Keep Them Moving, Get Them HomeLearn More
Feline Lifesaving: Feline Leukemia (FeLV)Learn More
Feline Lifesaving: RingwormLearn More
Feline Lifesaving: MatchmakingLearn More
Feline Lifesaving: MarketingLearn More
Feline Lifesaving: BehaviorLearn More
Feline Lifesaving: AdoptionLearn More
Building Foster Programs for Cats and KittensLearn More
Open Dog Adoptions: Eliminating Roadblocks to Positive OutcomesLearn More
Shelter Clinic ManagementLearn More
Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy is the most effective No Kill training you can get. Experience immersive, hands-on training at Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center using the proven Austin No Kill Model, which has saved more than 60,000 animals since 2008.
Austin Pets Alive! is dedicated to maintaining comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia.
Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy is made possible by Maddie’s Fund®, a national foundation established to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.
Our instructors are national No Kill leaders and programmatic experts. They developed or improved the proven solutions Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center use to create the safest city for pets in the nation.