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Want to put more pets in foster homes?

  • 1.  Want to put more pets in foster homes?

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 26 days ago
    In addition to your regular email or online pleas, consider asking some of your fosters to take pets home 1-on-1, in person or via text or phone. In one experiment summarized in the article linked below, 70% of people asked to do something in person said yes, vs. 10% of people emailed.

    https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/minds-business/youre-less-persuasive-than-you-think-over-email.html?fbclid=IwAR0YWHfcmbXrzQThjHfy1mvUGFMwXTd9VX3fkAm6SSMBEXZrIFObf0m5Qz0

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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: Want to put more pets in foster homes?

    Posted 25 days ago
    This is so true, and it works for gaining foster mentors, too! Every foster mentor we have, we have because we asked each person directly, citing them as a rockstar and someone who would be invaluable onboarding new fosters. Direct asks work!

    (And I speak from experience... I've been convinced to take home lots of broken cats when I was asked directly!)

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    Monica Frenden-Tarant
    Maddie's® Director of Feline Lifesaving
    American Pets Alive!
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  • 3.  RE: Want to put more pets in foster homes?

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 25 days ago
    Omg, right?? It works on me every darn time.

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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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