Maddie’s® Apprenticeships

Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy offers a number of learning opportunities for animal welfare professionals and volunteers in collaboration with Maddie’s Fund®.

#ThanksToMaddie, most students accepted to a Maddie’s® Apprenticeship will receive a travel stipend to offset the cost of travel (stipends vary based on the length of the apprenticeship).


Master Classes:

Maddie’s® Apprenticeships are currently open to staff and volunteers at all U.S. shelters. Interested individuals from shelters outside the U.S. are welcome to apply and attend, but will not be eligible for the stipend.

Please contact for more information.

To Apply:
New Applicants to Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy should be submitted through the Maddie’s Fund website.  Please review opportunities and apply for those you are interested in. Please note, application cycles may vary so check the site frequently.
Past students may apply directly to the academy here. It is recommended to review the programs above and assure you understand the program description prior to submitting an application.