Maddie's® Fund - The Pet Rescue Foundation
Maddie’s Fund® - The Pet Rescue Foundation, is a family foundation funded by Workday and PeopleSoft Founder, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund is helping to create a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home.
To achieve this goal, Maddie's Fund is investing its resources in building community collaborations where animal welfare organizations come together to develop successful models of lifesaving; in veterinary colleges to help shelter medicine become part of the veterinary curriculum; in private practice veterinarians to encourage greater participation in the animal welfare cause; and in the implementation of national strategies to collect and report shelter statistics.
Maddie’s Fund is named after the Duffield’s beloved Miniature Schnauzer. The foundation makes good on a promise the family made to Maddie to give back to her kind in dollars that which Maddie gave to them in friendship and love. Maddie passed away in 1997, but thanks to this one little dog, homeless shelter dogs and cats have new opportunities to find loving homes in which they, too, may share in the joy, love and companionship that Dave and Cheryl enjoyed with Maddie.
Maddie’s Fund awarded a grant of $1.1 million to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in July, 2008 to develop a comprehensive Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program. A further generous gift of $1.9 million followed in July 2011 to ensure the continuation of our important partnership.