Goats 101 Classes

Unfortunately, we are not going to be offering Goats 101 in 2024. These workshops are packed with more useful information than you’ll find just about anywhere else, and are a lot of fun. Topics include basic care such as: nutrition & feeding, toxic plants, hoof trimming, fencing & shelter, first aid, the latest information about deworming & fecal testing, the importance of having a vet who knows goats on your team, body condition monitoring, normal vital signs, and common diseases & ailments (what you can do, and when to call the vet).

The workshop will include some live demonstrations, so that you can really see what we’re talking about, and everyone will have the opportunity to interact with the goats. Though this class is designed for pet goat owners, everything we cover is relevant to production animals as well. However, we will not be covering topics specific to breeding/kidding, or milk/meat production.


Unfortunately, we will not be offering Goats 101 in 2024. Follow our socials for an announcement about 2025 sessions.

Class size will be limited to 12 people, to allow everyone a chance to participate and ask questions. We will have to cancel the session if fewer than 6 people signed up. The session will run from 10am-4pm, and is held on site at the sanctuary, at 27302 59th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223. If you are coming from out of town, you might need a hotel reservation.


The cost for the class is $190 per person, which includes a printed course packet. As this is a fundraiser, we do not offer discounts for couples or families.  Space is limited in each session, and most sessions fill up quickly. Please  register using the form below. Note: your spot in the class will not be confirmed until payment is received.

If you are an employee or volunteer at another animal rescue that works with  goats, you may qualify for the reduced class rate of $100 per person. Please contact Ellen Felsenthal prior to registering for the class.

Please note that we do not offer refunds once you have registered for a class, unless that class is canceled. All class fees are donations to the non-profit organization and are tax deductible.

How to register

Registration requires two steps:

  1. Register using the form below.
  2. Pay using the button below.
      • Please put Goats 101 in the message line with the donation.

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What to bring

Participants should bring a chair (camp chairs are great), a notebook, something firm to write on, a pen, a sack lunch and snacks/drinks. We will take a break mid-day for lunch. After the session, there will be an opportunity to meet the sanctuary residents. If you want to interact with the goats, sheep, horses & donkeys, you must wear closed shoes (no flip flops, sandals, etc).

Spaces will be reserved only after payment is received.

We will have New Moon Farm swag available after the workshop. Check out the Merch page to see what’s available!