Shelter Activities

Shelter Tours

Tours for Kids

CAP offers tours of our beautiful CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center. Participants experience hands-on interaction with some of our animals while learning how they can help.

  • Tours for children ages 6 yrs and over.
  • Must book tour in advance.
  • One adult required per four children to be present.
  • Our facility is available for tours Monday through Thursday.
  • Each 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!
  • We welcome any opportunity to engage with kids clubs, scouts and special school groups.

Contact our Shelter Activities Coordinator for more information.

Tours via Skype

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.*
*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 Pet themed party decorations and goodie bags for each child
  • Age-appropriate craft or activity
  • 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!
  • For more information or to book your child's birthday party, contact our Shelter Activities Coordinator.


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 Shelter Activities Coordinator.

Kids & Kritters Camp

Does your child have a heart for all things furry? Do you find your child mesmerized by Animal Planet? Is there a future Veterinarian in your family? Then Kids & Kritters Summer Camp will make your child’s day!

Our camp is a week-long camp for boys and girls enrolled in grades third through sixth each summer. 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 online each April.


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 Shelter Activities Coordinator.