About Maddie’s® Shelter Compass


Maddie’s® Shelter Compass is a free web-based tool, funded by Maddie’s Fund®, that provides your animal shelter with a roadmap to save more lives.Simply enter some shelter data, answer a few questions, and within minutes you will have a custom lifesaving plan tailored to your unique shelter.


Inspired by Target Zero in collaboration with American Pets Alive!, Austin Pets Alive!, Shelter Animals Count, Best Friends Animal Society, Humane Society of the United States, Team Shelter USA, LLC., Million Cat Challenge, Alley Cat Allies, Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Programs at Cornell University and University of Florida, University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine, Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com & PetCo Foundation, ASPCA, National Animal Care & Control Association, and countless animal shelters throughout the country. Shelter Compass web design & development provided by SETConsultants.com.

How does it work?

Maddie’s® Shelter Compass roadmaps are based on large-scale analysis of animal shelter data from across the country, and current best practices -- programs that have been shown to work in communities of all shapes and sizes.

Your shelter didn’t come with a roadmap, but you can build one. So what are you waiting for? Get started today:

Let's Go!