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 from ages 8-13. 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.
Please Note: As we enter spring of 2016, we will undergo major construction on our campus. This is not conducive to events for children such as camp, tours and field trips. Please check back with us in summer of 2017 for more information about these opportunities.
Camp Paw-Prints: Due to construction on campus, we will not be able to provide Camp Paw Prints this year. We will be participating with the Jacksonville Zoo’s Zoo Camp instead. More info: http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/zoocamps.
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 age children.