At Seattle Humane, we honor the special connection that kids and teens have with animals. While the shelter is currently closed to the public, we are ramping up virtual programming! Let us know what type of content you would like to see by participation in an
New Year- It's Here!
January is a time we often focus on new beginnings and our health. Did you also know that it is National Thank You Month and National Train your Dog Month? Here are some activities for you and your animal-loving family to try!
Teach your pet a new trick. Training is good for animals of all ages and species! It keeps minds and bodies healthy, and can help keep your pet safe. Check out these videos from Seattle Humane Volunteers for inspiration.
Make a thank-you for a vet. Our veterinary team works seven days a week to provide quality medical care for our shelter guests and impact pet health in the community. Consider making a card or virtual thank-you for a member of our team, or your neighborhood vet. It is sure to make their day!
Write a letter to an animal waiting for a home. The second week of January is Universal Letter Writing Week! You can help us make our cats, dogs, and critters feel loved any time by writing them a sweet note. View our adoptable animals here, or address your letter to a pet in foster. Scroll to the bottom of the page for our mailing address or send in an email.
*New* Foster Friends Feature: Wednesday, February 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, February 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]
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.
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]
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]rg.