Keeping Pets in Homes

Keep pets in their homes and out of your shelter or rescue! This five-class online apprenticeship focuses on underutilized aspects of pet retention. The first class in the series also works well as a standalone course in counseling pet owners. All staff members and volunteers who interact with the public will benefit from this material. 

This course has been pre-approved for 2.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

cats, dogs, cat behavior, allergies, allergy, lost pets, empathy, intake mitigation

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Shelter Staff as Crisis Counselors
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class is designed to help shelter staff communicate effectively with pet owners who call to surrender their pets. It works well as a standalone class for all shelter staff members to work more compassionately with pet owners in crisis.
Understanding Cats' Needs
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Along with the next class in the series, this class will help you counsel owners about cat behavior so more cats stay in their homes.
Cats' Perceptions of the World
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Along with the previous class, this class will help you counsel owners about cat behavior so more cats stay in their homes.
Behavior Counseling for Pet Retention
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class brings together all that you've learned in the first three classes of the pet retention series. Through case studies of owners in crisis, you will have opportunities to recall and apply your skills in effective behavior counseling.
Searching for Lost Pets
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This class is designed to help shelters present themselves as an invaluable resource to pet owners who have lost a pet.
Optional course survey
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Certificate
2.00 CAWA CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 CAWA CE credits  |  Certificate available