Show your love for homeless pets on Love Your Pet Day! Stop by any Mounds Pet Food Warehouse store in Dane County today (February 20th) and round up your purchase or choose an amount to donate at the register. Mounds will contribute $2 for every $1 donated to DCHS! Learn more.

“You can judge a person’s true character by the way that they treat their fellow animals” -Paul McCartney

And how we treat animals starts with how we are taught to treat animals at a young age. We believe in the power of education at DCHS and that is why our team works tirelessly to continue to expand and improve our education program offerings.

In 2024 we will continue to offer Camp Pawprint and offer our amazing week-long summer camps. But, we will also be offering camp during Spring Break, Winter Break, and even one day camps offered on days when local schools are closed. But wait, there is more. We are now offering even more ways to get the youth of involved with animal welfare.

We just hosted our first “DCHS: After Dark”! This is a really cool themed once a month Friday evening at the shelter. The theme for the next DCHS: After Dark is Artic Animals! Our team also offers single service days, scout camps, and my favorite, Birthday Parties! The coolest part being that the birthday kid gets to name the next stray animal that comes to the shelter without a name.

But, animal education is not just for the kiddos. We offer both tours and presentations for adults. Wondering how to get your team out of the office, come on a tour of the shelter and see how much impact we have on the community while learning all about our efforts to help animals in need. And…the birthday parties are for ages 6 and up…I have never seen an upper limit to that age. Just saying.

If you have children, grandchildren, of if you yourself are interested in learning more about our programs email camp@giveshelter.org for all camp questions and education@giveshelter.org for all other questions.