Dog training class has been canceled on Tuesday, May 21st, due to the severe weather predicted to hit our area. Class will be made up on Tuesday, May 28th.

Register for After Dark

DCHS: After Dark

DCHS: After Dark will be held once a month from October to May, and each month will offer a different theme and activities. Each event will feature time with our classroom animals, and various animal-related activities or lessons!

DCHS: After Dark will return October 2024. Check back in the fall for more details!


We ask that participants bring their own snack or dinner as these events will be held during dinner time hours. We will set aside time for eating during the event.

While participants will be able to pet our classroom animals, they won't be able to pet our adoptable dogs and cats.


  • $25 per participant

Allergy Information: DCHS utilizes peanut butter for animal enrichment throughout the shelter, and therefore is unable to provide a peanut-free facility. We are unable to make accommodations for children with severe peanut allergies.

Please email if you have questions or need assistance.

Build a More Humane Future

Want to help bring DCHS Education Programs to more community members? Make a donation that supports one-of-a-kind education experiences!

Education program donations may be used to provide scholarships, add to presentation materials, provide extra craft supplies, or fill other needs for our education programs. As a private, non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any national or governmental organizations, DCHS relies on support like yours!