Kitten Kindergarten

Building the next generation of confident, well-adjusted cats!

Dogs aren’t the only ones who need early socialization and training. Kittens also benefit from early exposure to new experiences, which help them become confident, well-adjusted adult cats.

Kitten Kindergarten is open to kittens under 4 months of age, and includes:

  • Kitten socialization (playtime!)
  • Clicker training
  • Carrier desensitization and vet visit practice
  • Leash and harness training
  • Exposure to new people, smells, sights, and sounds
  • Important education about litter box management, scratching options, enrichment, and more
  • Plenty of Q&A opportunities with members of the SF SPCA cat team!

(If your kitten is too old for Kitten K, or is on the shyer side, we welcome auditors [human-only attendees] at an affordable rate!  Contact us at (415) 522-3509 if you'd like to join us as an observer.)

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 3 weeks

Fee: $65 per kitten

Course prerequisites: Kittens must be 16 weeks of age or under on the first day of class, and have had at least 2 in their series of vaccinations, have been dewormed, and tested negative for FELV. Cats should be comfortable with gentle handling from a friendly stranger.  Very shy or undersocialized kittens will not be a good fit for this class.

Location: SF SPCA Mission Campus

Class includes: Handbook, clicker and target stick, homework, and certificate of completion

Class capacity: 6 kittens.  At least one adult human per kitten must attend, and we ask for a maximum of two humans per kitten.

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