Kids Who Care

Coming soon: New and expanded youth programs! After the grand opening of our new building in November, we will begin offering a variety of new and improved educational opportunities for kids, including camps and field trips. If you would like to be among the first to receive updates on our youth programs, please click here to sign up for our education email list.

Children love animals, and at JHS, we love to see kids involved in our mission of saving homeless pets! In order to volunteer, youth must be at least 16 years of age. However, there are still opportunities for children to be involved at JHS.


  • Pawsitive Reading is our program that allows children to read to shelter pets. This is aimed at children in grades 3-8. Not only does this benefit children’s literacy skills, but it also helps encourage our animals to come to the front of the kennel, which helps them find homes sooner. Click here to learn more and sign up for Pawsitive Reading.


  • Are you looking for a group project? Please check out our Pinterest board for Do-It-Yourself crafts that children of all ages can complete and donate to the shelter animals.


  • Some children enjoy collecting supplies for the shelter pets. Please click here to see our wishlist of shelter items. If you’d like us to share your child’s story on social media, please complete our Kids Who Care Form.


  • Do you need help with your own pets and children? JHS has behavior resources for you. Visit our behavior library to find guides about children interacting with pets.


Camp Paw Prints: Camp Paw Prints will be back in 2018!

Teachers & School Administrators: At this time, we are unable to provide classroom visits. Click here to download an activity book from Maddie’s Fund, for elementary-aged children.