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SKS: Humane Hero Hour

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All about Cats! Keeping our animals happy and healthy, has never been more fun! The kids will get crafty as they work on making toys that will actually be used by our animals at the shelter! These toys help keep the dogs and cats active and engaged while they wait to find their forever home. Once they make them, they’ll get to see the toys in action. You’ll meet some furry friends along the way. Plus, we’ve got some surprises…

SKS: Tail Talks

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wildlife Rescue! Why is our cat doing that? How do we get our dog to sit? What baby animals live in Texas? If your child has ever asked any questions along these lines – Tail Talks is for you! Join the fun as we dig a little deeper into the world of dogs, cats and shelter life at the Austin Humane Society. These interactive sessions are best suited for 8-12 year olds and will include special guests each week highlighting…

Animal Friends Tour

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

9 – 10 am – Austin Humane Society (124 W. Anderson Lane) As a valued member of the Austin Humane Society family, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes during our Animal Friends Tour. This exclusive event walks you through Austin’s longest standing no-kill shelter as you listen to stories of transformation, learn from our leadership team about how your gifts are changing the lives of the more than 12,000 animals we serve each year and find…

SKS: Art Workshop

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All about Cats! When art and animals meet, who knows what will happen! Bring your budding artist and their creativity and we’ll supply the rest. Kids will have plenty of time to get artsy and create a fun animal-themed work of art all while learning about either cats or dogs. This session is recommended for children 8 and younger.

Volunteer Orientation

July 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and be able to make a 3-month commitment. Any volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while volunteering. We cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Animal Friends Yappy Hour

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

5 – 7 pm – Austin Humane Society (124 W. Anderson Lane) Join fellow dog lovers (and cat lovers, too!) for our special dog-themed yappy hour at the shelter. Meet some playful pups while enjoying some of your favorite local brews and light snacks. You’ll have a chance to meet AHS leadership and learn more about how monthly gifts from members of the Animal Friends Giving Club are helping pups in our care right now. Ready to save more lives…

Animal Friends Giving Club – Service Day

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

9 – Noon – Austin Humane Society (124 W. Anderson Lane) It’s your chance to get hands-on with fellow Animal Friends Giving Club members! Put your passion into action as you volunteer at the shelter helping the team at AHS with our life-saving work. You’ll meet animals and members of the AHS throughout the day as you support the day to day needs of some of the nearly 100 animals who call our shelter their temporary home. Your volunteer experience…

First Sundays Yappy Hour

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There's no better way to start your day with a (s)bark than on South Congress at First Sunday Yappy Hours! Starting in April, local brands Grocery Pup and Wondercide are cohosting Yappy Hours at South Congress Hotel every first Sunday, through October, from 10am-12pm. Enjoy Juice Society samples, live music by DJ Cassandra and a variety of fun pop ups from other local pup brands while your furry friend chows down on fresh Grocery Pup and is pampered with swag.…

SKS: Story Time

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cats & Dogs! Each Story Time session focuses on either feline friends or canine companions. Children will learn about the animal through a silly and sweet storybook. Then, new this year, our Rescue Readers will spread out through our shelter to give the animals some love too! This session is recommended for children 8 and younger.

SKS: Tail Talks

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stray Cats, Bottle Babies, & TNR! Why is our cat doing that? How do we get our dog to sit? What baby animals live in Texas? If your child has ever asked any questions along these lines – Tail Talks is for you! Join the fun as we dig a little deeper into the world of dogs, cats and shelter life at the Austin Humane Society. These interactive sessions are best suited for 8-12 year olds and will include special…

SKS: Teddy Bear Surgery

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The all-time family favorite is back! Through Teddy Bear Surgery, your little one and their favorite stuffed animal can step into our world at Austin Humane Society and a real-life animal clinic. Kids are invited to bring their stuffed animals along for a little TLC as our shelter team helps diagnose and then cure what ails them. One visit with our staff and everyone will be feeling better in no time!

SKS: Austin Wildlife Rescue

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Central Texas is brimming with wildlife. Who better to help your kids explore than our friends at the Austin Wildlife Rescue. We’re teaming up to bring the wild to you! Your young explorers will learn all about baby animals, what to do if you see them, and how they live in the wild. Plus, we’ll have a special guest on hand…Tito the Tortoise! This session is recommended for children 8 and younger.

Volunteer Orientation

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and be able to make a 3-month commitment. Any volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while volunteering. We cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Volunteer Orientation

August 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and be able to make a 3-month commitment. Any volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while volunteering. We cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Volunteer Orientation

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and be able to make a 3-month commitment. Any volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while volunteering. We cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Volunteer Orientation

September 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and be able to make a 3-month commitment. Any volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while volunteering. We cannot make exceptions to this policy.

14th Annual Rags to Wags Gala

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The 14th Annual Rags to Wags gala will feature a fabulous cocktail hour where you can mix and mingle with fellow animal-lovers and have your photo taken with some furry friends. Our silent auction is packed full of fantastic items from exclusive experiences to gorgeous handcrafted jewelry – there’s something for everyone! During the Rags to Wags program, you’ll enjoy a delicious seated dinner, have a chance to chat with friends and see some of the amazing happy tail stories you made possible from…

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