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

  • January 13: 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.

  • February 10: 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.

  • March 10: 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

  • January 27 (Ages 8-12): Do You Want to be a Veterinarian?
  • Does your child love all creatures great and small? Sign your child up for a hands-on introduction to working as a veterinarian or vet tech. After a tour of the shelter clinic, the kids will observe a routine animal health check by a registered veterinary technician followed by a Q&A. Children will learn to detect pet health emergencies and assemble their own pet first-aid kit to take home.

  • February 24 (Ages 8-12): Origami Animals
  • Bring out your child’s artistic flare with origami animals! Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Your child will explore the shelter’s diverse animal population through origami. After visiting the kennels for inspiration, they will get the chance to construct origami dogs, cats, rabbits and birds to take home.

  • March 24 (Ages 8-12): Animals and Art History
  • Let your child explore their inner Picasso at our Animals & Art History workshop. First, we’ll look at animals in famous works of art and talk about the meaning and symbolism of particular animals. Children will discover how art gives us clues about the importance of animals in the lives of our ancestors. The kids will get a chance to meet a few pets as an inspiration for their own animal painting, which they will complete at the end of the workshop.