Does your child love animals and want to learn more about our work with homeless animals? Our Critter Camps are specially geared for budding animal welfare advocates.

These unique programs for children ages 10-13 provide a fun and educational opportunity to work with animals and include dog walking and socializing, cat socializing, dog training, learning about house rabbits, humane education, animal artwork and games. Participants also observe the important work that goes on in the clinic.

Beginner camp is geared for children new to our programs.  Advanced camp, which are scheduled at the end of summer, targets children who have taken previous camps or have a strong interest in animal welfare, and offer a more in-depth, hands-on experience at the shelter. Sessions are limited to 10 participants.

Winter 2018 Critter Camps:


• Winter Critter Camp  – December 17 & 18 (Mon-Tu) from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Cost: $200


To register or for more information, call Carrie Gaston at 505.983.4309 ext. 1128 or email

Download a Critter Camp Application and email it to or fax it to 505.820.6901, attention Carrie Gaston