Humane Education Programs

Hinsdale Humane Society offers a wide variety of instructor-led programs that teach important life skills, including kindness, compassion, and respect for all living things. To book a program for your school or group, contact the shelter at 630-323-5630 x 33 or humane.ed@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.


Shelter Tours

An inclusive tour of the shelter takes visitors behind the scenes! Discussion of where our animals come from, and why getting an animal from a shelter is a compassionate choice.
(30min)


Classroom Programs

Sharing Sam

Available for grades PreK - K

This program helps children learn how to be a responsible pet owner by identifying similarities between pet and human needs.  Strong focuses on respect for animals both physically and mentally. Therapy dog may be available upon request.
(30min)

Paws, Claws, Feathers And Fins

Grades: 1 - 5

Students learn pet responsibility by being able to identify individual needs of the animals and all the commitments that being a pet owner entails. Video is 30 minutes. Often used with “health & science” education programs.
(45-60 minutes)

Dog Safety

Available for grades K - 5

All ages’ presentation focusing on dog body language, general safety tips and dog bite prevention. Focuses on “stranger danger” in dogs, when not to approach and how to greet safely. Therapy dog may be available upon request
(30-60min)

Dr. Paws

All ages

Students will learn the differences between Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs and the many ways they both help people. Students also learn about dog safety and how to approach a dog. Therapy dog may be available upon request
(30-60min)


Family Programs

Family Paws

Presenter helps expecting parents prepare their dog for a new baby as well as families with toddler-aged children prepare for creating a safe environment for a pet and child when integrating a new pet info the family.
(60min)

No Pet Left Behind 

Presenter educates families on how to best prepare their family and pets for unexpected and natural disasters.
(60min) 

Dog Safety

All ages’ presentation focusing on dog body language, general safety tips and dog bite prevention. Focuses on “stranger danger” in dogs, when not to approach and how to greet safely. Therapy dog may be available upon request.
(30-60min)

Dr. Paws

Students will learn the differences between Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs and the many ways they both help people. Students also learn about dog safety and how to approach a dog. Therapy dog may be available upon request.
(30-60min)


Boy and Girl Scout Programs

Dog Safety

Available for grades K - 5

All ages’ presentation focusing on dog body language, general safety tips and dog bite prevention. Focuses on “stranger danger” in dogs, when not to approach and how to greet safely. Therapy dog may be available upon request.
(30-60min)

Dr. Paws

All ages

Students will learn the differences between Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs and the many ways they both help people. Students also learn about dog safety and how to approach a dog. Therapy dog may be available upon request. 
(30-60min)


Custom

Please contact our Humane Educator, Jessica Lamb, at humane.ed@hinsdalehumanesociety.org to create a presentation or program that best fits your needs! 

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