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Downtown Jo’s Presents: Puppy Pick Me UP

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come by every Sunday in April (except Easter) and May from Noon - 3 pm to get your dose of doggies. Each week a local rescue group will have dogs up for adoption. Come meet your new best friend.

Volunteer Orientation

May 28 @ 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.

SKS: Story Time

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All about Dogs! Children will learn about the animal through a silly and sweet storybook. Then, 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

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This week will focus on Cat Behavior 101! 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…

SKS: Teddy Bear Surgery

June 8 @ 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

June 11 @ 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

June 15 @ 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.

SKS: Humane Hero Hour

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This week will be all about dogs! 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,…

SKS: Tail Talks

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dog Training 101! 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…

SKS: Outdoor Movie Night

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Grab your picnic basket and load up your pack for a family-friendly movie night at the Austin Humane Society. These once a month events will feature an animal-themed movie fit for the entire family. Plus, we’ll have concessions, games, and kid’s activities, too. Movie nights will be held outside on the AHS lawn. The movie will start at sundown. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join the fun! (In the event of rain, the movie will be shown inside the…

SKS: Art Workshop

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All About Dogs! 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

June 25 @ 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.

SKS: Story Time

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All about 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

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Emergency Prep & First Aid for your Pet! 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…

SKS: Teddy Bear Surgery

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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

July 16 @ 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.

SKS: Outdoor Movie Night

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

All About Cats! Grab your picnic basket and load up your pack for a family-friendly movie night at the Austin Humane Society. These once a month events will feature an animal-themed movie fit for the entire family. Plus, we’ll have concessions, games, and kid’s activities, too. Movie nights will be held outside on the AHS lawn. The movie will start at sundown. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join the fun! (In the event of rain, the movie will be…

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…

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.

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.

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