CHS offers a number of unique and engaging programs for kids interested in pets. These programs are perfect for classrooms, libraries, and other community organizations. A Scout program specifically tailored toward Boy and Girl Scout troops interested in learning about pets is also offered.

PaCK: Pets and Caring Kids (ages 4-7)

Pets are a ton of fun, but they can be a lot of work! This engaging program explores what different types of pets need to be happy and healthy and how these needs compare with our own. Click here to request this program for your group.

The Safety PAWtrol: Dog Safety and Bite Prevention (ages 5-12)

This interactive program will teach children how to be safe around dogs. Participants will learn how to read dog body language and how to safely approach, greet, and interact with dogs. Click here to request this program for your group.

Pet Professions (ages 10-18)

This program offers students a look at the wide array of careers in the animal welfare field. Students will learn about the skills and education needed for different positions and hear about a typical work day from CHS staff. Click here to request this program for your group.

Beyond the Breed: Exploring Dog DNA* (ages 12-18)

This program offers participants an opportunity to test their knowledge of different dog breeds while learning about how they came to be. Students will learn why knowing the lineage of a dog can be important and how genetics contribute to pet health. Click here to request this program for your group. *This program aligns with NGSS and Common Core Standards for middle school and high school. 

Scout Program

CHS offers three different patches for Boy and Girl Scouts: Pet Pals, Furry Friends, and Animal Advocates. Scouts will have the opportunity to learn about animal care and animal behavior, participate in a community service project, and much more! Click here to learn more about the different patches.