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Summer Kids Series

The youngest animal lover in your life has more reason to celebrate this summer, as our Summer Kids Series gets underway. 2019 marks seven years for the family favorite that allows kids to get hands-on as they learn more about the world of animals and the Austin Humane Society. Along the way, they’ll find out what it means to care for a pet of their own and be inspired to help animals in need.

Summer Kids Series kicks off on June 4th and wraps on August 13th. We can’t wait to see you and your family this summer at AHS! A special thank you to this year’s Summer Kids Series sponsors for helping make it all possible.

To sign up for your free sessions, click the date under the session description of your choice.


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! This session is recommended for children 8 and younger.

Tuesday, June 11 | 10-11 AM
Tuesday, July 16 | 10-11 AM
Tuesday, August 13 | 10-11 AM


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. This session is recommended for children 8 and younger.

Tuesday, June 25 | 10-11 AM
Tuesday, July 30 | 10-11 AM


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! This session is recommended for children 8 and younger.

Tuesday, June 18 | 10-11 AM
Tuesday, July 23 | 10-11 AM


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! This session is recommended for children 8 and younger.

Tuesday, June 4 | 10-11 AM
Tuesday, July 9 | 10-11 AM
Tuesday, August 6 | 10-11 AM


Teddy Bear Surgery

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!

Saturday, June 8 | 1-3 PM
Saturday, July 13 | 1-3 PM
Saturday, August 10 | 1-3 PM


Tail Talks

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 topics like Why’s My Cat Doing that: Cat Behavior 101, That’s a Good Pup: Doggy Training Tips, and more!

Tuesday, June 4 | 2-3 PM
Tuesday, June 18 | 1-2 PM
Tuesday, July 9 | 2-3 PM
Tuesday, July 23 | 2-3 PM
Tuesday, August 6 | 2-3 PM


It’s Showtime: Outdoor Movie Night

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 AHS Auditorium)

Thursday, June 20 | 7:30-10 PM
Thursday, July 18 | 7:30-10 PM