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 provides educational resources, such as:

Areas of Education

  • Puppy Training 101
  • Basic Obedience Courses
  • Children & Pets: Safe & Respectful Interaction
  • Cat & Dog Behavior Basics: Reading Signs
  • Introducing a New Pet Into Your Home
  • Pet Care 101: Basic Vetting and Grooming
  • The Sad Truth Behind Puppy Mills
  • Animal Proofing Your Home
  • Importance of Spay & Neuter
  • TNR (Trap Neuter Release)
  • Shelter Animal Behaviors
  • Pet food difference
  • Cat spay importance