This course is designed for prospective volunteers to learn more about the No Pet Left Behind program. The course will cover topics including the human-animal bond, connections between social issues and animal welfare, and how temporary foster programs like No Pet Left Behind support the health and happiness of humans and pets alike. 

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Description

    • About No Pet Left Behind

  • 2

    Making Connections

    • Pets and Their People

    • Video: The Power of a Pet

    • Self-Reflection

  • 3

    Supporting Pets in Crisis

    • Supporting Pets and People in Crisis

    • Example: Mark and Marley

    • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

    • Understanding IPV: The Power and Control Wheel

    • Pets and Intimate Partner Violence

    • Video: Keeping People and Pets Together Through Domestic Violence

    • Self-Reflection

  • 4

    Helping Pets and People

    • Keeping Families Together

    • Video: My Dog is My Home

    • Better Together

    • Self-Reflection

  • 5

    Next Steps

    • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Next Steps