AF127 Children’s Presentations and Shelter Tours at Animal Friends

We accept student groups of five or more children with an advance reservation.

New for fall 2017: We're adding evening tours!

What the visit includes:

  • Kindergarteners: dog safety lesson, dog interaction with a certified therapy dog, guided tour of cat and rabbit areas; 60 minutes.
  • Grades 1-2: dog safety lesson, dog interaction with a certified therapy dog, guided tour of dog, cat and rabbit areas; 75 minutes.
  • Grades 3-8: dog safety lesson, dog interaction with a certified therapy dog, importance of spaying/neutering, responsible pet care, guided tour of dog, cat and rabbit areas; 75-90 minutes.

Our tours are set up to host a maximum of 30 students.

If you are a fieldtrip group who is interested in bringing more than 30 students during the school day, please contact DSchultz@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org to inquire.


  Chaperone Limits:
• Groups of 5-20 students must bring 2-5 chaperones.
• Groups of 21-30 students must bring 3-9 chaperones.


Tours during the school day

Tours after school or on Saturdays

 

 

Tours during the school day

Registration requests for tours held during the school day can be emailed to Dana Schultz, Education Coordinator, at DSchultz@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

Tours and presentations held at Animal Friends during the day are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:30 and 12:45 from October through May. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance.

Monday tours are available the following days:

Click here to read our Shelter Tour Guidelines before requesting your tour. 

We are happy to offer multiple dates to a group if they would like to complete subsequent lessons and activities about responsible pet care, positive-based training, dog body language, etc.

Tuition for tours during the school day:

• One item per student from our supply drive list!
• Monetary donations are not required but are most welcome via our Kind Kids program. Kind Kids get to name an animal for every $75 donated.

 

Tours after school or on Saturdays

Please note that our after-school and Saturday time slots are in great demand. A $20 non-refundable deposit is now required to schedule your group for an after-school or Saturday time slot.

Each time slot can accommodate up to 30 students. Groups of less than 30 students will be sharing their time slot with other groups.

Click here to read our Shelter Tour Guidelines before requesting your tour. 

 

Guidelines for after-school and Saturday programs:

  • Groups must attend with a number of children and chaperones that is indicated within the range of their reservation. We are unable to accommodate more chaperones than the number indicated below. 
             o Groups of 5-20 students must bring 2-5 chaperones. 
             o Groups of 21-30 students must bring 3-9 chaperones.

  • School-age siblings are welcome to attend as long as the number of children attending is within the range indicated for the reservation.
  • We offer dates/times based upon room availability, group size, and volunteer availability.
  • Please note that Saturday time slots in particular fill very quickly!  We have limited offerings of AF 127 on Saturdays because our Saturdays are bustling with scout events, Kids’ Club, children’s birthday parties, seasonal events, and dog-training classes for the public.


Tuition for tours after school or on Saturdays:
• Required at the time of reservation: non-refundable $20 deposit to hold your time slot
• Requested the day of the visit: One item per student from our supply drive list.
• Monetary donations are not required but are most welcome via our Kind Kids program. Kind Kids get to name an animal for every $75 donated beyond the $20 deposit.

 

Available Dates and Times for Tours After School or on Saturdays

Thursday, Oct. 19 | 4-5:15 p.m. - registration closed

Monday, Nov. 6 | 6-7:15 p.m. - Click here to register!

Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 6-7:15 p.m. - Click here to register!

Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 6-7:15 p.m. - Click here to register!

Thursday, Nov. 16 | 4-5:15 p.m. - Click here to register!

Friday, Nov. 17 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. - Click here to register!

Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. - Click here to register!

Thursday, Nov. 30 | 4-5:15 p.m. - Click here to register!

Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. - Click here to register!

Saturday, Dec. 9 | 12:45-2 p.m. - Click here to register!

Friday, Dec. 15 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. - Click here to register!

 


Scouts, community groups and families looking for a Saturday opportunity in October are invited to join us on national Make a Difference Day. Make a Difference Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of October. Click here to register for a free tour on Saturday, Oct. 28. We hope you'll join us to make a difference in the lives of our residents!

 

Please check back after Thanksgiving for dates and times of our winter/spring 2018 tours.

 

Groups of 1-12 students may schedule a free, 30-minute Donation Drop-off Appointment by clicking here.The appointment includes a guided tour, certificate, and photo opportunity (but not a dog safety lesson or petting opportunity).

Childrens' Presentations and Shelter Tours at Animal Friends

Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
speak@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org
M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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