Making the world kinder with kids

Research shows children who are taught kindness towards animals tend to mature into caring, responsible adults. Our humane education programs nurture the human/animal bond. (And they’re fun!)

Girl in pajamas with dog kissing her

PETS & PAJAMAS

Spend a Friday evening after hours at HSHV! For ages 5-11.

cat on a ledge

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your child's (or your!) birthday with us.

Girl scouts who earned their silver badge at HSHV

SCOUT PROGRAM

Complete that animal badge by bringing your scout group to HSHV!

Cat watching a movie

MEWVIE NIGHTS

Cuddle with cats while watching a feline-friendly flick! For all ages.

Children from Ypsilanti International School

SHELTER TOURS

Explore the shelter with our humane education guide.

Kids earning money for the animals with a lemonade stand

FUNDRAISING

Want to help the animals? Here are some great fundraising ideas.

Two toddler boys with frog crafts at Little Paws Story Time

LITTLE PAWS STORYTIME

We’ll entertain your toddlers with animals, crafts and more.

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CAMP PAWS

Enjoy day or week-long camps at HSHV and Tiny Lions. For ages 4-17.

junior volunteer with dog

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS

Learn how to work with and help animals! For ages 12-17.

These Kind Kids

…are making a difference! Click their pictures, and get inspired!

Happy the Hound HSHV mascot in Halloween costume

Ask Happy the Hound!

Ask Happy the Hound