At Seattle Humane, we honor the special connection that kids and teens have with animals. Keep scrolling to learn more about upcoming events for families, programs for scouts, community service opportunities, and Humane Teen Club!
Summer at the Shelter
Spend hot days with our cool pets! Here’s what we’re offering in June, July, and August.
Workshops for Kids and Young Teens: June 23, July 6, August 1, and August 3, 8:30am-3:30pm
Kids workshops are for youth entering grades 2-4 in September 2023. Learn about pets at the shelter, meet a few furry friends, and work on crafts and activities. Young Teen workshops are for youth starting grades 5-7 in September 2023 to socialize with other animal lovers while learning about how animal shelters operate and working on service activities together. Earns three hours of community service.
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Wiggle & Wag Fridays: New Program for Young Learners!
Bring your little ones to the shelter on select Friday mornings to play and learn together. We’ll work on a craft, read a story together, and practice respect and appreciation for pets. While the program is geared for 3-6 year-olds, older and younger siblings can join in on the fun, too.
Join us from 10:30-12pm on June 30, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 11, and August 18. Cost is $15 per family for up to two kids.
Register now for three sessions and save $5! Registration for individual dates will begin in June.
Summer Camps – Waitlist only
Our four-day summer camps have sold out for 2023, but families with flexible schedules may add themselves to a
waitlist in case of cancellation.
Humane Teen Club-- Application Open!
Humane Teen Club (HTC) is for animal advocates 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 window is open until August 25! Learn More.
Want to contact a program facilitator for either program? Email: email@example.com.
We are excited to welcome scouts to our shelter to earn their animal-themed badges, awards, and electives! Programs include a lesson and activities specific to scouting levels and are for troops/dens of 5-12 scouts. For example, we offer workshops for the Brownie Pet Needs badge, Junior Animals Habitats badge, STEM Career Exploration badges for all scouting levels, Cub Scout Bear Elective Critter Care Adventure and more!
Workshops can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays during our Adoption hours, 12 – 6 p.m. For Daisies and Cub Scouts, there is a fee of $10/participant which includes a Seattle Humane fun patch! For other Girl Scout levels, there is a fee of $12/scout which includes a fun patch and the Girl Scout badge. For specific program details, questions and to schedule a workshop, please email
EducationServices@seattlehumane.org or call (425) 373-5385.
Earn Service Hours Summer is a great time to rack up service hours to meet school requirements and show the pets you care!
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? Send us an email: EducationServices@seattlehumane.org