Pet Helpers - For Kids

Classroom Programs

Classroom Visits

Recognizing that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, Pet Helpers seeks to fulfill our mission to begin animal education at an early age. Pet Helpers is thrilled to partner with schools and teachers to bring humane education to kids in the classroom. 

Our programs feature interactive, educational presentations about specific subjects in animal welfare. Our humane educator will come out to your classroom to educate students about the many ways Pet Helpers provides care and services to the animals within the shelter. Kids will learn the importance of showing kindness and respect to animals, jobs within the shelter, as well as have a read aloud based on grade level and needs. As part of each presentation, students are given the opportunity to practice safely meeting and petting our animal ambassadors. 

Our lesson plans are designed to promote kindness, compassion, and social action. Which is why no visit would be complete without an ambassador animal to help strengthen the message and impact of our visit!

Ready to get started? Email HumaneEd@pethelpers.org to begin.

Grades K-1: How Big is Your Heart

Through delightful rhymes and examples of child-friendly acts of generosity and kindness, this program shares the powerful message that the more love you give, the more love you get back! Through storytelling children will learn how far kindness can go!  Kids will then meet a shelter animal and allows time for a question and answer session.

  • Length: 45-60 minute session
  • Visit from an animal ambassador
  • Cost: $100 per session
  • Open to grades K-1

Grades 2-3: Tails from an Animal Shelter

Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually to community animal shelters in the United States?  This program  educates students on the journey animals may take to arrive at the shelter and explain how we can help provide the necessary attention and care to help them enjoy a prosperous life. Students will then get to meet a shelter animal and have a question and answer session.

  • Length: 45-60 minute session
  • Visit from an animal ambassador
  • Cost: $100 per session
  • Open to grades 2-3

Grades 4-6: No Paws Left Behind

This program teaches students about the process of adoption from the very beginning when we intake animals, until the very happy ending where they find their furever homes. Students will learn basic information about the many ways that animals communicate their needs and emotions and how that can help them fit into the perfect home for them. Students will meet a shelter animal and have time for a questions and answer session.

  • Length: 45-60 minute session
  • Visit from an animal ambassador
  • Cost: $100 per session
  • Open to grades 4-6

Grades 7-12: Animal Related Careers

This program allows students to explore shelter life careers!  Students will discuss the benefits and challenges of careers within the shelter including: executive director, veterinarian, administrative staff, animal care technicians and more!  This program provides an opportunity to learn more about the education and training needed to pursue a career in the animal world!

  • Length: 45-60 minute session
  • Visit from an animal ambassador
  • Cost: $100 per session
  • Open to grades 7-12

E-Learning: Explore Pet Helpers Virtually

Need a quick lesson plan or unable to bring animals into the classroom?  Not to worry, Pet Helpers can bring humane education to your classroom door virtually.  You can virtually meet our humane educator and learn more about how Pet Helpers provides care and services to the animals within the shelter. Take a virtual tour of the shelter and meet staff members, as well as some of our featured animals!

  • Length: 30 minute session
  • Cost: $50 per session
  • Open to all ages

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