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.
Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy Apprenticeships
Take advantage of apprenticeship courses targeted to your community’s greatest needs— includes travel stipends for attendees.
Canine Good Citizen-Ready ApprenticeshipLearn More
Canine Lifesaving Master ClassLearn More
Cat and Kitten Foster ApprenticeshipLearn More
Clinic ApprenticeshipsLearn More
Dog Foster Program ApprenticeshipLearn More
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.
Executive Director, Maddie’s® Lifesaving Leadership Master Class
CGC Ready Program Coordinator, Maddie’s® Canine Good Citizen-Ready Apprenticeship
Neonatal Director, Maddie’s® Neonatal Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship
Maddie's® Veterinarian and Medical Program Advisor, Maddie’s® Clinic Apprenticeship & Maddie’s® Parvo ICU Apprenticeship
Medical Program Advisor, Maddie’s® Clinic Apprenticeship & Maddie’s® Parvo ICU Apprenticeship
Director of Feline Lifesaving, Maddie’s® Feline Lifesaving Master Class
Interim Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center, Maddie’s® Lifesaving Leadership Master Class
Group Volunteer Coordinator at Austin Animal Center, Maddie’s® Dog Foster Program Apprenticeship