Animal Friends' Humane Education program brings pets to the classroom to teach children the basics of responsible pet care, humane treatment of animals, dog safety, and, most importantly, compassion and empathy for other living things. Animal Friends' humane educators, accompanied by specially-selected pets or shelter animals or therapy pets, share these messages with 7,000-9,000 local young people per year.


Click below for more information on what we offer for kids ages 4-17:

For Scouts

Poster Contest

Helping the Animals

School Projects

Classes for Young Pet Lovers  

Camps for Young Pet Lovers

Children’s Presentations and Shelter Tours at Animal Friends

School Visits

Literacy Services

Kids’ Club


Questions? Please contact:

Dana Schultz, M. Ed
Education Coordinator
Tuesday - Saturday
Leah Carlson, M. Ed
Therapeutic Literacy Coordinator
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday


Animal Friends

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

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