It’s never too late to learn! The Connecticut Humane Society is always striving to learn about and implement the latest best practices and advancements in the field of animal welfare and then share that knowledge with you. Each monthly PETtalk has a different theme related to pets and features speakers from CHS, local organizations, and businesses. Held as webinars or in person, these workshops will teach you more about animals and how to be the best pet parent!

Upcoming Programs

CHS also offers private programs to groups, available in person or via webinar! Contact to set one up for your library, school, scout group and more! See the list of adult programs here and youth programs here.

Past Programs

Virtual Family Trivia Night
Audience: all ages

These special pet-themed trivia nights are perfect for all ages. Each question challenges your knowledge about pets, from television shows to science and guinea pigs to dogs.

Doggie Life Skills
Audience: adults

For parents of puppies and adult dogs because pups never stop learning! This PETtalk focused on housebreaking and crate training.

Pawsome Pet Gifts
Audience: all ages

There are ways to create gifts at home that your pet will love. Fleece tie beds, cat scratchers, bunny boxes and forage boards were the focus for this do-it-yourself workshop.

Dogs & Kids: Mutual Respect and Safety
Audience: adults

It’s important to know how to keep your dogs and kiddos safe around each other. Michelle Douglas, a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator for the Dogs & Storks™ and the Dogs And Toddlers™ programs, discussed safety for all ages of youngsters.

Backyard Wildlife and Pets
Audience: all ages

From wildlife in the backyard and who to call if a wild animal needs help, to keeping pets safe while outside, this PETtalk discussed it all.

The Binky and the Squeak
Audience: all ages

Guinea pigs and bunnies can be little mysteries, no matter how informed you are. This PETtalk gave new insight to current owners of small animals and those looking to welcome one into the family.

The Benefits of Reiki for Animals
Audience: adults

Animal reiki practitioner Kelly McCarthy discussed the fundamentals of animal reiki, as well as how reiki can be an ideal holistic therapy, help reduce behavior problems and aggression, decrease pain and inflammation, and induce deep relaxation.