Teaching kids about compassion for animals is important. At HSSW, we're inspiring a humane generation with programs and projects to get kids involved.
Thank you to program sponsor, VCA Animal Hospitals for supporting our youth programs!
School Year Programs - Kids Club (grades 3-6) and Humane Academy (grades 7-8) are your kid's ticket to a year of learning. Once monthly, kids gather at HSSW for a fun mix of education, crafts, projects and (of course) time with the dogs and cats!
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Summer Programs - School may be out, but the fun is still going at HSSW. Our popular Discover Camp series offers a week-long camp experience for kids grades 3-6. And new for the summer of 2020, a summer offering for kids grades 7-8! Our Humane Academy is making it's summertime debut.
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Looking to adopt? If you want to get the whole family together to learn about adoption, check out Ready, Set, Go, Adopt Like a Pro.
Projects for Kids
From food drives to crafts, kids of all ages can support the animals of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Check out projects for kids that benefit the dogs and cats in our care.
Staying safe around pets is important! These handouts are a great way to teach kids at home or in the classroom.
Coloring Sheets - A fun, educational, and crafty way to teach kids about safe interactions with animals. Grab the markers and print off a coloring sheet to teach your child about Responsible Pet Ownership and How to Greet a Dog.
Safe Interaction with Pets - Knowing how to greet and interact with pets is important. Polite people-manners often translate to polite dog-manners. Common Sense Dog Interaction can be easy!