Foster Care Flash Classes

Fostering is a job for everyone, including you! But that doesn’t mean you have to be an expert - you just have to be willing to learn. To help you do that, we’ve developed Flash Classes.

Just like the name implies, these short, instructional classes cover individual topics that foster care givers encounter while caring for our beloved furry friends. Flash Classes give you all the information you need to provide the best care for your foster pet in a condensed, to-the-point format.

Check out the available Flash Classes below with more coming soon:




Health Assessment

Illness/ Sick or Injured Animal Care

  • Upper Respiratory Infection in Kittens and Cats
    April 2017
    Are you a foster caregiver of cats or kittens? Then there is a high chance that you might encounter upper respiratory infection in one or more of your fostered felines. Learn how to recognize the illness, and what to do about it.  Learn More

Young Kitten and Puppy Care

Preventative Care


Pet-to-Pet Interactions

Pet-to-person Interactions

Training and play

Stress Reduction

  • Treatment Station: Training for Care
    February 2018
    Watch this short video on conditioning your foster pet to a treatment station to find out how to best utilize it to help you care for your foster pet.  Learn More
  • Basket Muzzle Training
    February 2018
    Conditioning a dog to be comfortable wearing a muzzle is an important life skill. In this short video by Fear Free you can learn how to do exactly that.  Learn More

Shy/ Fearful Behavior


  • Low Stress Cat Transport
    March 2017
    These low stress techniques can be useful for staff or volunteers transporting cats between shelters, as well as for fosters bringing their cats to and from adoption events, veterinary appointments or other locations.  Learn More

Common Behavior Challenges

Adoption Tips