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Jr. Pals

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Jr. Pals, led by our humane educator, is one of our most popular programs.

Jr. Pals begins each summer with the end of school. The 7 to 8 week program is available at each of our shelter locations for kids age 9-13. Jr. Pals meet once a week for 2 – 3 hours. Participants learn the basics in animal care and behavior and also learn basic dog obedience training. The goal for each participant is to graduate with access to our volunteer program and the ability to volunteer without the need of a chaperone. Each participant earns a certificate of participation and access based on their own skill level.

This program fills up fast! Space is limited.

For more information or reserve your Jr. Pals place, contact Jessica Kalsky, email

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