At Seattle Humane, we honor the special connection that kids and teens have with animals. While the shelter is currently closed to visitors and volunteers, we continue to offer fun and informative virtual programming.
Keep scrolling to learn more about upcoming events for kids and families, programs for scouts, community service opportunities, and Humane Teen Club!
Show Love to Pets!
We bet you know all about Valentine’s Day, but did you know that February 20 is National Love your Pet Day? February is also Responsible Pet Ownership Month! To celebrate, we are challenging you to show the world what it means to love a pet by creating a poster , comic strip , or video. We encourage youth of all ages to participate, and also accept submissions from adults. Check out our Education Events webpage for full details and inspiration.
*New* Foster Friends Feature: Wednesday, March 3 @4pm
Join us to learn about what foster families do and meet a pet (or two) being cared for by these amazing volunteers!
Shelter Cat Chat: Monday, March 15 @4pm
Meet some special felines, learn more about our shelter guests, and socialize with other animal-loving kids.
Get in touch! Email: [email protected]
Animal Adventures Camps and Workshops
Who else is dreaming of longer days and sunny skies? Summer will be here before we know it, and while we are not planning to have programming at our facility until Autumn, we will be announcing Camp-at-Home activities for Summer Break very soon! Keep checking back for more details, or
fill out this contact form and we’ll reach out when we have news to share.
If you are looking for something fun for your kids to do during Spring Break, we are bringing back two popular activity kits that will be paired with interactive Zoom sessions. These programs are great for animal-lovers ages 6-12!
Animal Communication: Monday and Tuesday, April 5 and 6 OR Monday and Tuesday, April 12 and 13 ($50)
Cats, dogs, and critters don’t use words, but they sure have a lot to say! Practice reading animal body language, and learn how different species communicate with humans and each other. (Previously offered Winter 2020)
Critter Camp: Wednesday and Thursday, April 7 and 8 OR Wednesday and Thursday, April 14 and 15 ($50)
Time to focus on ALL types of creatures and learn about less traditional pets such as bunnies, rats, hamsters, and reptiles, as well as the wild animals that share our neighborhoods. (Previously offered Summer 2020)
Registration deadline, March 27 at 5pm! Register Now!
We’ve gone digital! Check out our worksheets for Brownies and contact us to inquire about virtual visits and more at-home activities for scouts.
Brownie Pets Badge Activities
If you are taking this time to work on a service award, let us know! We are happy to provide advice and examples of past projects that made a difference.
Interested? Email: [email protected]
Humane Teen Club
Humane Teen Club (HTC) is a junior volunteer and teen development program for animal lovers who are 13-17 years old. During the school year, members meet two Saturdays per month to learn about operations at Seattle Humane and explore a variety of animal welfare related topics. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for select volunteer positions at Seattle Humane, including special summer opportunities.
The application period has concluded for the 2020-21 school year. We will begin accepting applicants again in May 2021.
Need more information? Click here for a full program description
Want to contact a program facilitator? E-mail [email protected]
Service Projects Need community service hours for school? We can help with that!
You can organize a drive to gather donations of pet food, supplies, toys and cat litter. We distribute these to low-income pet owners, seniors, and pet owners living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. Consider distributing
Kindness Cards to make an impact in your community. You might find that pets need help in your very own neighborhood.
You can also help raise money for pets by holding bake sales, yard sales, craft sales, participate in walk-a-thons, and much more! Feel free to use your imagination to come up with a fundraising idea. Our online fundraising website People Helping Pets can also help you collect donations at your event. Learn more about
hosting a fundraiser!
Click here to see a list of project ideas for service hours • Download a worksheet to keep track of your hours here
Questions? Email: [email protected]