Humane Education

Today’s children are the companion animal guardians of tomorrow. Our humane education programs are a fun-filled way to help kids understand the importance of kindness, respect, and responsibility for all animals.

From classroom visits to day camps, we offer a variety of opportunities. Join us.

Birthday parties

Everyone is a party animal at the Sacramento SPCA. Celebrate your birthday with the animals, for the animals.

Camp Kindness

Day camp is a fun, interactive way for kids to learn about pets and animal-related issues through games, crafts, guest speakers, and plenty of hands-on socialization with adoptable animals.

Camp is held during the summer months, school holidays, and at select times during the school year.

Classroom visits

Available for kids pre-school and up, presentations include “Being Safe with Dogs” (great for K-4 classes) and “Too Many Pets!”, an interactive exploration of the pet overpopulation issue and possible solutions.

There is no fee for classroom visits; however, donations are welcome.

For more information, call or email the Sacramento SPCA Humane Education Manager at (916) 504-2849.

Guided tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center

Tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center are available for field trips, scout troops, and youth organizations during the shelter’s open hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Tours must begin no later than 4:15 p.m.

Reservations are required. All ages welcome — $2/child, $20 minimum for groups smaller than 10.

Tours run approximately 45 minutes and are preceded by a brief educational presentation.

To schedule your tour, call or email the Sacramento SPCA Humane Education Manager at (916) 504-2849.