My Account  |  Sign Up

Summer Kids Series

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Petco Foundation, as well as sponsors H-E-B and The Turner Family for their tremendous support!
pf_logo_web    HEB Logo     The Turner Family

Summer Kids Series

2017 marks five years for the Austin Humane Society’s Summer Kids Series. This family favorite that allows kids to get hands on with animals and have tons of fun while learning all about what it takes to care for a pet of their own.

In honor of this special anniversary, and as we mark 65 years since the Austin Humane Society started on its life saving mission, we have more planned for the kiddos than ever before!  We’re adding new programs and new ways to learn, plus, even the annual favorites are getting a bit of a makeover.

This year’s Summer Kids Series kicks off on June 6th and wraps up August 12th. Check out what’s new below and be sure to sign up early for each session you’d like to attend! Spots will fill up fast! 


Summer Kids Series Sessions
 

(NEW THIS YEAR) Austin Wildlife Rescue: 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! 

Art Workshop:  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.

(NEW THIS YEAR) Humane Hero Hour:  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 in store!

(NEW THIS YEAR) Story Time: 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!

Teddy Bear Surgery: The all-time family favorite is back again in 2017! 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!

Summer Kids Series calendar is below. Sign up for one or more sessions by clicking the date.

Tuesday 6/6/2017

2 pm – 3 pm

Story Time (dogs)

Tuesday 6/13/2017

2 pm – 3 pm

Art Workshop (dogs)

Tuesday 6/20/2017

2 pm – 3 pm

Austin Wildlife Rescue

Saturday 6/24/2017

1pm – 3 pm

Teddy Bear Surgery

Tuesday 6/27/2017

2 pm – 3 pm

Humane Hero Hour (dogs)

Saturday 7/8/2017

1 pm – 2 pm

Austin Wildlife Rescue

Tuesday 7/11/2017

2 pm – 3 pm

Story Time (cats)

 

Saturday 7/22/2017

1 pm – 3 pm

Teddy Bear Surgery

Tuesday 7/25/2017

2 pm – 3 pm

Art Workshop (cats)

Tuesday 8/1/2017

2 pm – 3 pm

Humane Hero Hour (cats)

Saturday 8/5/2017

1 pm – 2 pm

Austin Wildlife Rescue

Tuesday 8/8/2017

2 pm – 3 pm

Story Time (cats & dogs)

Saturday 8/12/2017

1 pm – 3 pm

Teddy Bear Surgery