Please bookmark this page as reference for your apprenticeship. This page includes many answers to commonly asked questions and details regarding your apprenticeship. We look forward to welcoming you to Austin!
As part of your learning experience, we hope that you will share highlights on your social media profiles. Below we have included sample posts for both Facebook and Twitter.
We’d also love to see you post about your progress after you visit! Show us what you're working on at your home shelter, so we can highlight your success.
Please feel free to use this language, embellish, or create your own content! Make sure you remember to tag @americanpetsalive and to use #thankstomaddie.
Tag @americanpetsalive in social media updates, fill out our follow up surveys, stay engaged on Maddie's Pet Forum.
The Academy is provided through a generous grant from Maddie’s Fund, Students attend at no cost to their organization. Travel stipends are provided to students attending apprenticeships. The stipend is provided to assist your organization with your travel costs and to off-set your expenses. This may not fully cover the cost of travel, lodging and meals.
The stipend amounts vary per program and are listed on the Maddie’s Fund website under the individual program you are attending.
Please forward this information to your financial team so they are aware prior to your visit, any further questions regarding your stipends may be sent to[email protected]
Students who need to change their apprenticeship due to illness, death in the family, etc., are asked to notify us at [email protected] With your notice of cancellation, please inform us of the reason you need to cancel and if your organization would like to send a replacement student. If sending a replacement, our instructors will review and confirm acceptance.
Students who need to cancel their apprenticeship are asked to notify us (at the email address above) at least 4 weeks in advance. This will allow enough time for another applicant to be notified and invited. Cancellations fewer than 4 weeks in advance or No-Call/No-Show’s, may forfeit their organization’s opportunity to participate in other apprenticeships at Maddie's Lifesaving Academy.
Resources specific to certain classes and only available to students can be found below.
Inspired by Kristen Auerbach's 2019 presentation at the American Pets Alive! Conference The word...