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How Petcademy works

For rescues and shelters

  • SMS based behavioral support for all fosters and adopters

    A unique phone number will be assigned to your organization. Pet parents can text this number with their questions and receive support from a certified trainer or behavior consultant within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).

  • Online training courses for new fosters and adopters

    All pet parents receive access to Petcademy’s Adoption and Fostering Fundamentals courses. These courses provide pet parents with the resources necessary to transition their dog or cat into their home.

  • Insights into behavioral challenges experienced by pet parents

    The Petcademy dashboard gives your team actionable, real-time visibility into any behavioral challenges new adopters and fosters are facing at home with their pets


  • 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.

  • How much does Petcademy cost?

    For rescues and shelters, we offer monthly and annual subscription plans. Our plans start at $99/month and vary depending on the size of the organization.

  • Does Petcademy offer a free trial?

    Yes! We offer 30-day free trials to shelters and rescues. To learn more, click 'Book a demo`.

  • Can Petcademy integrate with our shelter management software?

    Yes! We currently have direct integrations with Animal Shelter Manager, Shelter Buddy, and Shelter Luv, and can explore other integrations upon request.

Get started

Reduce return rates by offering post-adoption and foster support to all pet parents.

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 lives in Toronto, Canada with her partner and adopted dog Harry.

Dog Training

Annie Grossman

Annie 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.

Behavior Consultant

Claire Cario

With nearly 20 years of experience in the animal welfare field, Claire’s focus is to strengthen the bond between pets and their human families and highlighting the role humans have in modifying their animal’s behavior. Her specialty areas include behavior concerns such as anxiety and fear-based aggression. Claire has an M.A. in Animal Behavior & Conservation from Hunter College.