Community Education

Enhancing the Bonds Between Pets and Owners

Our Community Education program aims to enhance the bonds between owners and their companion animals and to promote safety and respect in the varied ways the citizens of Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County interact with animals.

Friends of Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is still in the process of organizing and structuring this node of our mission, but some examples of the educational resources we plan to provide in the future are listed below.


Puppy Training 101
Basic Obedience Courses
Children & Pets: Safe & Respectful Interaction
Cat & Dog Behavior Basics: Reading Signs
TNR 101: How to Set Up and Maintain a Trap/Neuter/Release Program
Introducing a New Pet Into Your Home
Pet Care 101: Basic Vetting and Grooming
The Sad Truth Behind Puppy Mills
Animal Proofing Your Home