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Register For Summer Camp:
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Dog Days in the Desert Summer Programs

Dog Days in the Desert provides children with in-depth, hands-on education about animal care and the human-animal bond. Our curriculum - based activities require a high level of participation from the enrolled children. Participants will enjoy a variety of classroom activities, creative and artistic exercises; hands-on animal care and character-building lessons that will stimulate their minds and their consciousness.

Themes and topics will vary depending on the program children are registered for. Topics will include but are not limited to, New Pet Ownership and Responsibility, Animal Handling and Bite Safety, Kindness and Compassion, Animal Careers, and Promoting Animal Adoptions.

These fun and instructive four day programs utilize classroom activites, individual and group projects, arts and crafts, guest speakers and hands-on animal interaction to teach children about animal care and their humane responsibility towards animals. A large part of the daily curriculum will include foster care of Humane Society shelter animals, particularly puppies, kittens, and several smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils.
At the finalization of the four day program participants will celebrate in a fun recognition party.

Location and Address: HSSA Companions for Life Center, 3465 East Kleindale Rd.
Regular registration: $225.00. HIP members: $200.00
HIP membership plus registration for class: $225.00

RSVP by May 23, 2014, first come, first served.

Contact info for staff: Inge Koopman-Leyva (520) 321-3704, ext. 142, or email , fax (520) 382-2994

Limited scholarships may be available. Please do not register online if you are interested in a scholarship!  Please call (520) 321-3704, ext. 142, for more information.


Birthday PAW-ty Party Pets

Party Animal Birthday PAW-ty

Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday? The Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Education Department is now offering monthly kids birthday parties. What better way to celebrate your child’s birthday than with animal friends, all while making a difference in the lives of Southern Arizona’s Homeless Pets.

Birthday Hosting Includes:

  • 3 hours rental of the Companions for Life Center
  • Downloadable Birthday PAW-ty Invitations
  • Visits with Pet VIP dogs and Monty the Python
  • Up to 20 guests with additional 2-4 adult chaperones (all guest must be over the ages of 6 years unless accompanied by a parent/ guardian) Activities are geared for children 6 and up.
  • Your choice of one craft and one activity option:
  •  -Photo frames or dog toy
     -Shelter tour or story time
  • Table wear including table cloths, cups, plates, napkins, & flatware
  • Decorations
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Goodie Bags for up to 20 kids
  • Naming opportunity of one adoptable animal
  • Birthday Certificate
  • Facebook Photo and Recognition

Parents Details:

  • $225 public fee, $200 Hand-in-Paw Kids Club Fee
  • $50 non-refundable deposit at time of registration (remaining balance paid in full two week prior to the party date.
  • All food, cake & beverages provided by parents

Dates for all upcoming Birthday Paw-ties, available on a first come, first served basis.

March 1, 2014 from 1 – 4 p.m.
April 5, 2014 from 1 – 4 p.m.
May 3, 2014 from 1 – 4 p.m.
August 2, 2014, 1 – 4 p.m.



Movie and a Cuddle:

April 25, 2014 ages 6 - 14

Movie and a Cuddle

Children are invited to the HSSA for Movie and a Cuddle. Grab your pillow and cuddle with a Pet VIP therapy pooch while you enjoy a favorite movie in your pajamas or most comfy clothes, and join us for a pizza dinner, craft activity, animal related game. Parents this is your opportunity for a date night, dinner with friends, or just getting some much needed R &R. $25.00 per person or $15 per Hand-in-Paw Kids Club Members. Located at the Companions for Life Center at 3465 East Kleindale Rd. around the corner from the main shelter. Please RSVP 2 days prior to your registered date.





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