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Pet Adoption

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

Prepare yourself for a lifelong relationship with your rescue pet by preparing for her arrival, pet proofing your house, getting her settled in and winning her trust


Adopt, don’t buy. Save a life. Rescue an animal from an overcrowded shelter. Help them to find a loving home - yours!

Sadly, every year more than 6.5 million animals end up in the animal shelters in the US alone.

If you’re thinking about getting a pet, your local animal shelter is a great place to start. How awesome will you feel knowing that you’ve saved a life!

Your new furry friend will love you for it.

Before you get your new rescue animal

Unfortunately, some of these pets come with their own baggage. They may have been abused. They may be scared of people.

Our course written by experienced veterinarian Dr Pippa Elliott is designed to show you how to cope with an adopted dog and other rescue animals.

Before bringing home a rescue dog, cat and other animals, study our practical advice on how to help them settle in.

Bringing your adopted pet home and settling her in

She may be nervous. Or over-excited. Dr Elliott gives solid advice on dealing with any first night nerves and introducing your new arrival to the rest of the family.

Follow our veterinarian’s advice so you know what to expect when adopting a new dog or cat. Find out how to make sure your home is pet-proofed before she comes home with you.

It’s important to get into a routine, so she gets to know what to expect of her new life. You can also start training her so that she knows the essential commands and you start to bond.

Introducing your new arrival to other pets and people

Your new rescue animal needs to start bonding with any other pets and people in the home.

Our professionally-written course lays out the ways to train her to bond and how to avoid any problems.

Flexible course for successful animal adoption

Know how do you get a rescue dog to trust you and follow sound advice on adopting a cat by following the advice in our accredited online course.

The best chance of a successful dog adoption or any other rescue animal is to be aware of what she may be thinking and to help her cope with her new situation.

Start preparing for life with an adopted animal now by researching pet adoption in our online course.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to successfully win her trust, change her name, build up confidence, play with her, exercise and train her
  • Learn about common behavioral issues and how to avoid them
  • Prepare yourself and your home for the new arrival and get ready to settle her in
  • Understand animals so you know how to get rid of any bad habits and set boundaries
  • Bond well with her and be the best pet parent you can by helping your new adopted animal through any issues she may have
  • Understand how important mental and physical stimulation is for her wellbeing
  • Look at your home from a pet’s point of view so that you can pet-proof your home before she arrives
  • Know what to expect when adopting a new dog or other rescue pet
  • Help her settle into a routine while you learn to understand each other better
  • Be the best pet parent possible by training her so that you bond and helping her to get along with any other pets and people
  • Everyone who is planning to adopt a pet - from a dog to a snake - will be better prepared to welcome their new friend into their home
  • People working or volunteering at shelters can learn more about rescue animals’ behavior
  • People who handle animals, such as pet sitters or walkers, will have a greater understanding of their special needs, giving their parents more confidence in you



  • You’ll be more confident that you’re providing the best environment for your new arrival and will be more tolerant of her behavior
  • It’ll be less frustrating when she behaves oddly because you’ll feel confident to deal with unusual situations by understanding the traits of rescue animals
  • Expand your horizons through your knowledge of adopted animals to impress prospective employers or clients
  • Work or volunteer in an animal shelter
  • Help other people to bond with and train their rescue animals
  • Any work which involves working with other people’s pets such as dog walking, pet sitting or pet hotels and kennels

Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

  • Holly and Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses
  • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education
  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service
  • Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career
  • At the end of each module there is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage
  • The modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember
  • You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up
  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you'll get a pdf certificate
  • You will be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate
  • The courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material
  • Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours
Module 1: Preparation And Planning
  • 1.1 Knowledge is Key
  • 1.2 Pet-Proof the Home
  • 1.3 Get to Grips With Ground Rules
  • 1.4 Children and New Pets
  • 1.5 Essential Equipment
Module 2: Bringing A New Pet Home
  • 2.1 First Impressions Count
  • 2.2 Applying Ground Rules
  • 2.3 Meet the Family
  • 2.4 Food
  • 2.5 First Night Nerves
Module 3: Settling In
  • 3.1 What to Expect From a Rescue Pet
  • 3.2 Settling into a Routine
  • 3.3 Avoiding Over-Dependence
  • 3.4 Changing Names
  • 3.5 Reward-Based Training
Module 4: Introductions And Bonding
  • Module 4: Introductions and Bonding 4.1 Getting Along with Other Pets and People
  • 4.2 Avoiding Problems
  • 4.3 Train to Bond
Module 5: Best Paw Forwards
  • 5.1 The Importance of Mental Stimulation
  • 5.2 More Bonding with Your Pet
  • 5.3 Helping Pets with Issues
  • 5.4 The Pet’s Well-Being
  • 5.5 Health Care
  • 5.6 When Things Go Wrong

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

CERTIFICATION

Once you have completed your course, you will automatically receive your certification. Well done, the last step to your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

Module1 : Preparation And Planning
  • 1.1 Knowledge is Key
  • 1.2 Pet-Proof the Home
  • 1.3 Get to Grips With Ground Rules
  • 1.4 Children and New Pets
  • 1.5 Essential Equipment
Module2 : Bringing A New Pet Home
  • 2.1 First Impressions Count
  • 2.2 Applying Ground Rules
  • 2.3 Meet the Family
  • 2.4 Food
  • 2.5 First Night Nerves
Module3 : Settling In
  • 3.1 What to Expect From a Rescue Pet
  • 3.2 Settling into a Routine
  • 3.3 Avoiding Over-Dependence
  • 3.4 Changing Names
  • 3.5 Reward-Based Training
Module4 : Introductions And Bonding
  • Module 4: Introductions and Bonding 4.1 Getting Along with Other Pets and People
  • 4.2 Avoiding Problems
  • 4.3 Train to Bond
Module5 : Best Paw Forwards
  • 5.1 The Importance of Mental Stimulation
  • 5.2 More Bonding with Your Pet
  • 5.3 Helping Pets with Issues
  • 5.4 The Pet’s Well-Being
  • 5.5 Health Care
  • 5.6 When Things Go Wrong

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I'm so glad I stumbled upon Holly and Hugo, their courses have provided me with great insight into my shelter animals behaviour and needs. I signed up to the webinar because I wanted to learn how I could better prepare the people who adopt from my shelter for either their first pet or a rescue pet. The webinar was great and although it did help answer my questions about this I found myself interested in the material for my own pets also. I'm up to my fourth course now and im loving it, I feel confident in sharing my knowledge to everyone. Siobhan Bottoni - Australia

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

I really loved the course! I just finished the Pet Adoption course, and am planning to take another course. This course did help me to learn about my cats' behaviour, what I should do to make them healthy and happy. Shinta Setiawati - Indonesia

I have found the courses to be really good, I am going to do all the courses they offer. If you want to learn about animals these are the courses for you. Teresa Waight - United Kingdom

I love learning and I love animals, but due to health, it's hard to attend traditional classes. This I can do at my own pace in the comfort of my own home. Brandy Pringle - Canada

I'm so glad I stumbled upon Holly and Hugo, their courses have provided me with great insight into my shelter animals behaviour and needs. I signed up to the webinar because I wanted to learn how I could better prepare the people who adopt from my shelter for either their first pet or a rescue pet. The webinar was great and although it did help answer my questions about this I found myself interested in the material for my own pets also. I'm up to my fourth course now and im loving it, I feel confident in sharing my knowledge to everyone. Siobhan Bottoni - Australia

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

I really loved the course! I just finished the Pet Adoption course, and am planning to take another course. This course did help me to learn about my cats' behaviour, what I should do to make them healthy and happy. Shinta Setiawati - Indonesia

I have found the courses to be really good, I am going to do all the courses they offer. If you want to learn about animals these are the courses for you. Teresa Waight - United Kingdom

I love learning and I love animals, but due to health, it's hard to attend traditional classes. This I can do at my own pace in the comfort of my own home. Brandy Pringle - Canada

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  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
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  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 5807 Students Enrolled
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