American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Class for Dogs

  • August 31, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

 

 

 

Join us for an American Red Cross Pet First Aid & CPR Class. This is a "non-certified" class

meaning that you will receive a certification but will not need to re-certify in 2 years. This

class will be about 2 hours in length and this is a human only class so our little furry ones should stay at home. The class covers a wonderful assortment of first aid, emergency preparedness, and how to respond during an emergency. It will be DVD and discussion based along with practice exercises. The cost is $24 to register and space is limited to only 20 people. If demand is high then we will plan on holding another class next month as well.

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    My goodie gracious! April lower the stress level about a hundred notches please. If this is the worst thing that happens to any of us this month, we'll be as lucky as a lotto winner. I for one enjoyed the class, thought it was fine, learned a lot and appreciated Kris' work in setting it up.

    September 12, 2012

  • Dave T.

    Kris nice work sorry you have to be exposed to the rants and ravings of lunatics. You know no good deed goes unpunished lol. I would like to thank you for all your hard work. Some people are never happy. I applaud the way you handled the situation. You go girl.

    September 12, 2012

  • Shelly M.

    Kris, I totally agree with the actions you're taking. Thank you so much for the sacrifices you make with running this group! You are appreciated!

    September 12, 2012

  • Kris V.

    April.....I just confirmed yet again with the American Red Cross that Colleen Pederson is a Certified Instructor, she Does represent The American Red Cross, and the class was an Actual American Red Cross class. I confirmed this yet again with the American Red Cross Health & Safety Department at[masked] Ext. 3 and with the Training Specialist for the Orlando Office. I do not appreciate being called a Fraud or Fake or being accused of stealing people's money since I do not financially benefit from this group in any way. In fact I actually pay out of my own pocket to meetup.com each month to keep this group going on this website. You are being removed from this group and are being reported to the police. I'm sorry it has come to this but I must do what I have to do to to protect the validity of the group and the security of its members. Please do not send me any more email or post on this site in any way as it will now be seen as harassment.

    September 12, 2012

  • Annette P.

    Agreed. I was more interested in the knowledge than any certification. I feel better equipped to recognize and respond to an emergency that involves my fur kids. Many thanks to all involved for having the class and allowing me to attend.

    September 3, 2012

  • Kris V.

    Hi Everyone, Sorry for all the e-mails, I feel that I must apply one more comment due to the msg that was posted by April. I'm not sure why she posted the msg she did or why she would think that. I have e mailed her and did not get a response and seeing how she has both my e mail and my phone # and has asked me with great urgency to contact her I find it strange that she has not replied? As to the validity of the class, I can say that yes, it was an actual class. It is a 2 hour long video and discussion based class and it is a "non-certified" class. It is approved and created by the American Red Cross and our instructor (Colleen Pederson) is certified to teach this class. If anyone doubts this they can contact The American Red Cross at[masked] and ask to speak with Warren Davis, logistics coordinator, for more info. about her credentials.

    September 3, 2012

    • Kris V.

      I want to thank Colleen for driving so far to hold this class at a discounted price. If you were to take this class at an American Red Cross Facility the cost is $70 and there is no way I would pay that much for the class!!! The goals of the Cat and Dog First Aid presentation are to teach participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve a cat or a dog and how to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first aid actions and care.

      September 3, 2012

    • Kris V.

      This class does not certify you to be a Vet or a Vet Tech. It does Certify that you have taken the American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR class. If you have any further comments or questions please feel free to contact me directly through e-mail. Please understand that posts on here do go to all members and not all members appreciate all the extra added e-mails (sorry guys). Thank you to those of you who have sent e-mails and comments, I am glad to hear that so many people enjoyed the class! Best Wishes!
      ~Kris Vos

      September 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fake class

    September 2, 2012

  • Kelly

    Well organized and informative! Great information for any dog owner.

    September 1, 2012

  • Carol M.

    Everyone should take this class. Really helpful. Can't wait to read the handbook.

    September 1, 2012

  • Kris V.

    Learned a few new things I never would have thought of! I am going to put my doggie first aid kit together in the next couple days :)

    September 1, 2012

  • Kris V.

    Renee...sorry you couldnt make it. Im sure we can give you a refund or give you credit toward the next class :-) Im just waiting for a location reply but I hope to get the next class posted soon! Once I get the next class set up I will contact you by e mail :-)

    August 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am SO sorry I no-showed. That was certainly not my intention. I hope the class was wonderful and everyone learned from it. I'm still glad I contributed to the event (paid) because I think it's a great idea. My apologies!

    August 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    One more thing, I switched recently to the Bil Jac dog food - the guy at Pet Co told me it was the ONLY food they sold that I could feed my dog all at once (without easing him into it) AND the guy told me that in the 6lb bag of Bil Jac, there's 5lbs of chicken. I HAVE NO IDEA if this is true but I do know that Indie didn't have a problem switching to it that way and he loves it.

    August 31, 2012

    • Janet B.

      www.dogfoodanalysis.com just reported that bil jac has had a recall. I am not sure which of their foods was recalled but the link is on the dogfoodanalysis site I believe.

      August 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey what a great website - thanks for the info. I checked the site but didn't see anything about a recall for Bil Jac but I did notice that they reviewed some Bil Jac foods but none of the ones they reviewed were the one i bought the other day. I did find something about one batch of Bil Jac having some mold in the bag on this website: http://www.petproduct...­ but that wasn't the same as what I bought either. I'll take a pic of the bag and post it and research it a little further. Thanks, Emily

      August 31, 2012

  • Dave T.

    I used to feed bil jacks until I sat down and read the label found they use preservatives that possibly lead to cancer so I switch to Fromm dog food. Dayzee liked the bil jacks but I didn't want to gamble. For treats I dry thin slices of chicken in the oven turned to chicken jerky.

    August 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. I am not sure if you're aware but some dogs that have gotten sick eating those dehydrated chicken pieces (from China) - SO I started hunting for some new treats that were good for my little Mini Poodle "Indiana" & I found a few that he really likes. Treats we like:
    1) Bil Jac's "Little Jacks - Small dog soft training treats" - Indie loves these & they're small & great for training (ALL NATURAL/NO Gluten, soy, etc.) (you do have to be careful not to give them too many of these because they can soften the bm's a bit)
    2) Blue's "Tranquility - Natural Jerky Dog Treats" - these are bigger and chewier so they keep him busy for a while, which is nice. (also all natural, no by products, etc.)
    3) Simply Nourish's "Turkey Chewy Bits" (w/real turkey & potato, also all natural, gluten free etc.) - these are in between in size & they are brand new to Pet Smart. I know all dogs are different but it is nice to know that someone has tried these & had good luck with them.

    August 31, 2012

  • Cecille and Joe and the k.

    Please let me know if anyone hears of a similar class on the North side of town. I live in Winter Park and work Downtown so it's just a bit out of the way for me to fight 5pm traffic to get through.

    August 28, 2012

    • Kris V.

      Yep, I hope to have the next class posted by next week :)

      1 · August 28, 2012

  • Kris V.

    Sure, we could do that. Would you like to find a place to have it? Would need to comfortably fit 15-20 people and have a TV and bathroom facility. I choose this location for our first class because it's centrally located within Orlando where most of our members live but I don't mind traveling to another city for the next class :)

    August 18, 2012

    • Kris V.

      No, the instructor is not providing the venue. None of the $24 is going toward the venue, I was able to get it for free.

      August 19, 2012

    • Janet B.

      Do you think it would be possible for the trainer to hold the class at the Red Cross Headquarters at 5 Bumby Ave, Downtown Orlando? Could you email me her contact info? Thanks.

      1 · August 19, 2012

  • Kris V.

    It's $24 per person, so $48 for 2. If you have any problems please e mail me directly at [masked] The instructor said she could have some manuals at the event for sale so you wouldnt pay for that till the day of. If you wanted to order that now it's optional or up to you. I dont know if you would get it in time? I ordered mine last week on line from Amazon but have not got it in the mail yet.

    August 19, 2012

  • Shelly M.

    I would like to attend and bring someone with. When I enter that I'm bringing 1 guest, it shows the fee as just $24. Is that correct? How should I register for 2 people (me and a guest)? Also, could we decide to buy the manual later at the event or do we only have the option now? Thanks!

    August 19, 2012

  • Janet B.

    Kris, is it possible that the next class might be somewhere farther North like Winter Park, or Maitland or Casselberry? Or is that out of the question for the Red Cross trainer giving the class?

    August 18, 2012

14 went

Your organizer's refund policy for American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Class for Dogs

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy