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:

Medical

Behavioral

Medical

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



Behavioral

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
  • Fear Free Pet Brushing
    November 2018
    In this short video, learn the best way to brush your dog or cat that makes the process fun and easy for both you and your foster pet.  Learn More
  • Fear Free Ear Cleaning
    November 2018
    In this short video, learn techniques for helping your foster pet learn that ear treatments don't have to be a frightening and unpleasant experience.  Learn More
  • Fear Free Eye Treatment
    November 2018
    In this video, learn how to make these treatments more of a positive experience for your foster dog or cat and make the entire process less of a struggle for both you and your foster pet.  Learn More
  • Fear Free Tooth Brushing
    November 2018
    In this video, learn how you can gain your foster pets approval of teeth brushing as well as turn a potential negative experience into a positive one.  Learn More

Shy/ Fearful Behavior

Safety

  • 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

  • Harmful Non-Productive Suckling in Orphaned Neonatal Kittens
    January 2017
    Harmful non-productive suckling in your foster kitten can be a potentially life-threatening problem.  Learn More
  • House Training Your Foster Dog
    January 2018
    Learn some easy methods to help in house training your foster dog in this short video. Learn More
  • Helping Your Foster Dog be Comfortable Home Alone
    August 2017
    Some dogs can become stressed when being left home alone even to point of becoming destructive. Learn some tips on how to best prevent your dog from feeling anxiety when left home alone.  Learn More
  • Solving Litter Box Problems
    November 2018
    In this class you will learn how to understand the various issues related to owner surrender of cats with a history of inappropriate litter box use, the various medical and behavioral causes of peeing and/or pooping outside the litter box, techniques to eliminate behavioral causes of not using the litter box, and how to facilitate a successful adoption of a cat with a history of inappropriate litter box use.  Learn More

Adoption Tips