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Shelter Tours

Tours for Kids & Adults

Citizens for Animal Protection offers tours of our beautiful CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center to groups of 5-20 chaperoned children and or adults. We welcome any opportunity to engage with our neighbors, waiving fees for service groups, schools, scouts and community organizations.  Participants experience hands-on interaction with some of our animals while learning how they can help.  Requests should be submitted two weeks in advance.  

 

  • Tours are for participants at least 6 years of age.
  • We ask for requests to be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Most tours are designed for 10-15 participants with a limit of 20 people total. Special arrangements are necessary for larger groups.
  • One adult required per four children to be present.
  • Our facility is available for tours most weeks, Monday through Thursday, during adoption hours.
  • Each 1-hour tour includes a humane education presentation.
  • Monetary and wish list donations are much appreciated.
  • Say Cheese… there will be plenty of opportunities to take pictures!

 

Please print out and complete the CAP Animal Shelter Tour reservation form to book your tour.  Please consider more than one date.  Once we receive your completed form we'll check the dates you request to see what we have available for you.  Be advised we get quite busy during any holiday time. 

Tours via Live Video

No permission slips needed! Kids can learn about the needs of our communities homeless pets in a live video chat via Skype. Classes are encouraged to prepare questions about our furry friends and consider ways they can help pets TODAY. This new technology makes distance, chaperones and buses a thing of the past. Learn more from our Humane Education Coordinator.



Birthday Parties

Celebrate birthdays with the animals! Our beautiful CAP Education Center is available for parties for up to twenty children, ages 6 years and up for a fee of $250.00 most weekends. *During summer months we may also be able to book an afternoon celebration during a weekday.*

*Additional children are an extra $10 per child.

*CAP Kids Club members are eligible for a 10% discount.

Party Package Includes:

  • Use of CAP Education Center for 2 hours
  • Tour of the CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center
  • Opportunity to visit with selected shelter animals during party
  • Humane education presentation, craft and activity
  • Pet themed party decorations and goodie bags for each child
  • Set-up and clean-up included!
  • Say Cheese...there will be plenty of opportunities to take pictures and record those special memories with our shelter pets!

Payment of $250.00 is due at the time of reservation and is for a total of 20 children.  Any additional children will be an additional fee of $10 per child due at the time of the party.  Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please print out and complete the Birthday Party Reservation & Usage form to book your child's birthday party.  Please consider more than one date.  Once we receive your completed form we'll check the dates you request to see what we have available for you. Registration for a particular date & time is not guaranteed until confirmed by CAP staff via email and paid in full.

CAP does not supply any food or food related items such as plates, cups, utensils, napkins, etc. for the party. And you are not required to order any food through us.  If you are considering pizza, we get delivery from Papa John's pizza on Mason road at 1514 S. Mason Road all the time. Their number is 281-395-0100 and the CAP Animal Shelter address is 17555 Katy Freeway.  And if you use code "ANIMALCAP" when ordering they will donate 20% back to the CAP Shelter.  We also suggest that you bring a lighter if you plan to light a candle on a cake.  We can't seem to ever keep them around the shelter. They always go missing. Sigh...

Please note: Our children's programs are designed for kids ages 6 and up.  We find that kids younger than six do not comprehend our educational lessons or activities that are included during our programs for youth.  Children younger than 6 have not yet mastered impulse control.  As a parent you know that young children can sometimes grab, squeeze and poke at will without warning.  They also struggle to remain calm.  Now we admit this can also be true of our older kids as well, but it is less likely.  We also have to watch our pets for similar impulsive behavior and we do not want to risk children being hurt because of an over reaction from a pet that was poked, squeezed or squealed at.  However, we understand that families attend our birthday parties and therefore we require that any child under the age of six brought to the CAP Animal Shelter be accompanied by a dedicated adult chaperone at ALL times and will not be supervised by CAP staff.

For more information, feel free to email our Humane Education Coordinator  



Meetings

Hold your next business or organization meeting in this beautiful and unique place!

Our Education Center is available for meetings for a reservation fee of $50 per hour.

  • Accommodates up to 60 individuals
  • Includes use of an overhead projector & drop screen
  • Includes use of a full service kitchen
  • Includes clean-up
  • Visit the various animal areas and Pet Kingdom Park during your breaks!
  • Tours upon request

For more information or to reserve the shelter for your next meeting, contact our Humane Education Coordinator.



Kids & Kritters Camp

Our summer camp is a half day week-long camp for boys and girls enrolled ages 6-14 at the CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center. Games, crafts and hands-on animal interactions make each day fun and help children to develop a positive attitude toward all living beings.

Each day’s lessons will:

  • Foster curiosity, creativity and critical thinking.
  • Encourage compassion, fairness and problem solving.
  • Inspire respect and responsibility.

Enrollment for Kids & Kritters summer camp will open in March 2020 and will feature various animal themes such as domestic pets, reptiles and wildlife.

 



Mentoring

CAP offers advice and guidance to teachers and scout leaders as well as parents and service organizations. We have years of experience with educational ideas for crafts, games and community projects. Collect items like food, towels, rugs, toys, plastic bags and newspapers. Host a Pet Appreciation Week or your own Healthy Pets, Healthy Families Fair.

Make no-sew fleece blankets, natural pet toys or cubby boxes for cats. Participate in community events and help CAP promote pet adoption. Plan a group service project at the shelter…paint a fence, plant flowers, etc. CAP has always supported children in their efforts to become one of the many citizens in Citizens for Animal Protection. Need help completing a badge? Maybe your child has elected to do a school project about the proper care of pets. Learn more about mentoring and service opportunities by contacting our Humane Education Coordinator.