Our Animal Days give young people aged 5 – 15 years a chance to attend the shelter during the school holidays to learn about responsible pet ownership and other animal related issues.
Sessions are three hours long and tailored to dogs or small animals and cats.
The ‘Dog Session’ Animal Experience includes the opportunity to gain some hands on experience with dogs in the rescue environment. The children get to create a dog specific craft or enrichment item, learn about how to safely interact with dogs and understand dog behaviour, as well as experience kennel cleaning and partake in a dog walk/training activity.
The ‘Cats and Smalls Session’ Animal Experience includes the opportunity to gain some hands on experience with cats and small animals in the rescue environment. The children get to create a cat/rabbit specific craft or enrichment item, learn about how to safely interact with cats and small animals and understand their behaviour, as well as experience small animal cleaning and partake in a small animal handling and cat fussing.
Most days we will run two sessions and children may attend both sessions if desired and if tickets are available at the time of booking.
*Additional sessions can also be arranged for homeschooled children during normal term time, please contact us.
OCTOBER HALF TERM COMING SOON
Please note ALL bookings must be completed online and spaces are first-come-first-served.
Animal Days For Younger And Older Children:
We now offer additional Animal Days, specifically for 5-10 or 11-15 year olds, during each holiday period. The sessions are similar but tailored to the age group attending allowing them to work with similarly aged children. Please take note when booking, thank you.
The children get fantastic hands on experience during the animal days, they assist with cleaning the small animal pens, small animal handling, dog walking, cat fussing & craft activities!
Please be aware that Animal Days are extremely popular and spaces can fill up very quickly.