How Petcademy Works

for rescues and shelters.

  • Five Free Courses

    Petcademy's courses provide fosters and adopters with the resources necessary for your organization's dogs and cats to successfully transition to their new homes.

  • Adoption and Foster Communities

    We offer pet parents access to our foster and adoption communities. Here they can engage in meaningful conversation with our team and other pet parents.

  • Weekly Reporting

    Every week your organization will receive a report indicating which pet parents have completed a course and received their Petcademy certification.


  • Is Petcademy really free for rescues and shelters?

    Yes! We don't charge rescues or shelters for our foster or adoption courses. Our goal is to make sure pet parents have the information necessary to successfully transition their animal into the home!

  • What type of training does Petcademy practice?

    All Petcademy trainers are SFTD-CTP, CPDT-KA, FFCP, or KPA-CTP certified and provide in person services through School for the Dogs in New York City. We exclusively recommend fear free, positive reinforcement based training tactics.

  • Can Petcademy integrate with our shelter management software?

    Yes! Using your shelter management software, we can work with you to set-up an automated process to invite your organization's new fosters and adopters to enroll in the appropriate Petcademy course.

Sign Up

Sign up for Petcademy and start offering courses to your foster parents and new adopters.

Meet the Team

Co-Founder and CEO

Bailey Schroeder

Bailey is a passionate advocate of animal rescue. Prior to Petcademy, Bailey founded ResQwalk – the first mobile app that enabled people to earn money for animal welfare organizations across the US and Canada, just by walking. ResQwalk is now owned and operated by Best Friends Animal Society. She is originally from Toronto, Ontario and lives in San Francisco with her rescue dog, Harry.

Co-Founder and CTO

Phil Myers

Phil is a corgi-lover and passionate about using technology to solve the issues closest to his heart. When he's not in front of a computer screen, Phil can be found cheering for his favorite Philly sports teams.

Co-Founder and Head of Training

Annie Grossman

Annie Grossman is a dog trainer, owner and co-founder of School For The Dogs, a dog training center in New York City. Annie loves to find fun and engaging ways to help both dogs and humans approach training as an exercise in better understanding all animal behavior. She specializes in working with puppies, teaching tricks, and prepping dogs for commercial work.