Youth Programs


Youth Programs

Little boy with cat

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 community service projects to shelter tours, we offer a variety of
opportunities – including new virtual programs! Join us.


Pawsome PUPkin Party
Sunday, October 29th: 4-6pm

HAPPY SPOOOOKY SEASON! Time to celebrate Halloween and raise money for the animals! 

The Sacramento SPCA will be hosting our second annual Pawsome Pupkin Party—an exclusive trick-or-treat event for children of all ages at our shelter! This year we will be hosting the event in the Adoption Center, which will be open for our guests to walk through and visit adoptable pets! 

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Camp Kindness

Camp Kindness Dates & Information

Camp Kindness is an educational camp designed for children ages 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15 interested in learning about animal welfare and becoming future pet owners. During our camp sessions, children learn about proper pet care, pet safety, pet interaction and how these topics relate to the Sacramento community. Some examples of camp activities include shelter pet socialization, dog body language lesson, crafting, and educational presentations from different SSPCA departments and outside rescue organizations.

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Whether it is for a birthday, graduation or another celebration, come celebrate your child’s special day with the Sacramento SPCA! 

We offer 2 options for our socially distant celebrations. Celebrations are available for ages 7-16.

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Guided Tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center

Virtual & in-person tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center are available for field trips, scout troops, and youth organizations. We offer virtual tours for PreK-3rd grade. In-person tours are offered for grades 5+. At the moment, our maximum group size is 20 individuals for in-person tours and 40 individuals for virtual tours.

Tour Availability:
Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am-6:00pm 
*Last tour starting at 5:00pm*

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Classroom Visits

The Sacramento SPCA offers virtual and in person presentations for classrooms and after school programs for grades 2-12. We offer interactive presentations around the topics of dog safety, bite prevention, how to care for pets, responsible pet ownership, pet overpopulation, and careers with animals. These presentations are customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.

Classroom Presentation Availability:
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm 
*Latest presentation starts at 5pm*

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Teenager dropping off donations from a birthday party

Youth Volunteer & Community Service Opportunities

Students and scouts needing community service hours or wanting to volunteer to help out our shelter are encouraged to inquire about our projects listed below. Your hard work will make a difference in the lives of the animals in our care!

Please note that the Sacramento SPCA does not have a program for court-ordered community service at this time.