Taking the “pet” out of petrified one shelter at a time
Reduce stress in shelter pets with Fear Free. All shelter, rescue, and animal welfare employees and volunteers can register for FREE.
Who We Are
Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners. Our programs provide professionals and pet lovers with the knowledge and tools to look after both a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing. We know we must feed the pet’s mind as well as the body, so we make sure that in-home enrichment and Fear Free training are front-and-center with pet professionals and pet owners alike.
We created the Fear Free® Shelter Program to improve the experiences of animals by educating shelter and rescue employees and volunteers about their emotional needs.
History of Fear Free Pets
Dr. Marty Becker starts Fear Free for veterinary professionals with the mission to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.
After expanding into the grooming and training industries, Fear Free garners more than 42,000 professionals committed to becoming Fear Free Certified.
Fear Free Shelters
Fear Free launches the Shelter Program free of charge to shelter employees and volunteers who want to improve the emotional wellbeing of pets in shelters and rescues.
More than 145,000
people are currently a part of the Fear Free family
Currently, more than 145,000 professionals and pet owners have joined the Fear Free family between Fear Free Pets and Fear Free Happy Homes. If you’re interested in joining the family and reducing fear, anxiety, and stress in shelter and rescue animals, simply visit our registration page to sign up.