Thankful Paws offers a variety of community classes for both adults and kids.

Our educational and outreach services are specifically designed to help people care for their pets and gain a better understanding of the Human-Animal bond.

Please contact us to schedule a class or find out where one is being held near you!


Basic Pet Care

This class discusses the importance of knowing your pet, getting a baseline on his normal, learning to brush his teeth, brush his fur, the value of clean water and proper care of his water and food bowls, and more!

Traveling With Your Dog

This class teaches the dog owner how to properly fit and secure their dog in a car harness, safety tips for staying at hotels, campsites, family, as well as some essential research about travels with Fido!

Canine Dog Safety

This class presents an overview of basic dog first aid and canine CPR, including frostbite, heatstroke, choking, poisons, and plants.

Pet Nutrition Part 1 & 2

This class offers a brief history of dog food, discusses pet nutritional needs at various stages as well as current trends in food, such as raw, grain-free, canned, dry food, and homemade.

Pet Emergency Preparedness

This class talks about the ways we can prepare now for an emergency. We will discuss evacuations, medications, identification, stress levels, and where to go.

Community Pet Food Banks

This class talks about the importance of having a pet food bank in every neighborhood; we talk about people in need and how everyone can help. Lots of information, personal stories, and data!

The Human-Animal Bond Part 1 & 2

This is a look into the psychology of people and pets and how we need each other. We discuss the stages of development across the lifespan and how pets give and get love.

Therapeutic Touch

This class is an introduction to the practice of canine massage and how it benefits your dog with aging, post-surgery recovery, sports injury, and stress reduction.

Differences Between Service & Therapy Dogs Part 1 & 2

This class discusses the legal parameters, the training involved, and scope of work involved for each level.

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P.O. Box 97
Perry Hall, Maryland 21128

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