Adult Workshops

Our monthly workshops for pet owners give you the chance to strengthen your bond with your animal while learning valuable new skills! Dates, times and cost vary by workshop.

Adult Workshops

  • October 14: Pet Parent 101
  • Are you considering adopting a pet or have you recently adopted one? Our Pet Parent 101 workshop is the perfect place for you to learn more about basic dog and cat care. Questions such as “How do I choose the right pet?” and “Should I adopt a puppy/kitten or an adult?” will be answered by our training and behavior staff. Additional topics include feeding, grooming, veterinary care, essential pet supplies, what to expect when you bring your new pet home and introducing your new pet to resident pets. This workshop is free and runs from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No RSVP required. Families are welcome, but please leave your pets at home.

  • November 11: Pet Parent 101
  • Are you considering adopting a pet or have you recently adopted one? Our Pet Parent 101 workshop is the perfect place for you to learn more about basic dog and cat care. Questions such as “How do I choose the right pet?” and “Should I adopt a puppy/kitten or an adult?” will be answered by our training and behavior staff. Additional topics include feeding, grooming, veterinary care, essential pet supplies, what to expect when you bring your new pet home and introducing your new pet to resident pets. This workshop is free and runs from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No RSVP required. Families are welcome, but please leave your pets at home.

  • December 9: Pet Parent 101
  • Are you considering adopting a pet or have you recently adopted one? Our Pet Parent 101 workshop is the perfect place for you to learn more about basic dog and cat care. Questions such as “How do I choose the right pet?” and “Should I adopt a puppy/kitten or an adult?” will be answered by our training and behavior staff. Additional topics include feeding, grooming, veterinary care, essential pet supplies, what to expect when you bring your new pet home and introducing your new pet to resident pets. This workshop is free and runs from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No RSVP required. Families are welcome, but please leave your pets at home.

Animal Adventurers

We also offer a variety of workshops for kids! Is your child ready to become an Animal Adventurer? Have them learn about animals in a fun and safe environment. Each session costs $20 per child and is held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the PHS Classroom. Learn more about each month’s topic below!

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Upcoming Programs

  • October 28 (Ages 8-12): Feathered Friends
  • Get to know the feathered friends in your neighborhood! Our wildlife expert will teach your child about domestic and wild birds. Children will learn what to do if they find a baby bird and will examine baby bird nests. Your child will make a wild bird feeder to take home to feed the birds in your backyard.

  • November 25 (Ages 8-12): Shelter Scavenger Hunt
  • Join us for an exciting adventure with the PHS Shelter Scavenger Hunt. Your child will tour the PHS Campus and learn about pet care basics (listen for clues!). Then it’s off the dog kennels, Neely Cat Cater and Animal Care Campus for a fun scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded to all children.

  • December 16 (Ages 8-12): It’s Cold Outside
  • What do animals do when it’s cold outside? Some migrate, others hibernate, while our house pets stay warm inside the comfort of our homes. Your child will learn how different animals cope with winter weather. Children will visit our turtle pond where they will see how we help cold-blooded creatures stay warm even when it’s chilly. The children will make and take home an outdoor feeding wreath for local wildlife.