Children’s Programs

Parents’ Night Out

On one Friday each month parents can drop of their kids ages 5-12 from 6-9 pm and enjoy a night out. Each night will include different activities such as BINGO, Pet Jeopardy, crafts, and treats like Oreo truffles!  Of course, there will be time for your child/children to play with the pets. So sign them up, and plan your date night! It is just $20 for one child and $15 for each additional sibling.

  • January 10th – Making snowflakes, pin the scarf on the puppy, and marshmallow snowmen
  • February 14th – Making Valentine’s cards for our pets, sweet treats, and kitty cuddles
  • March 20th – Leprechaun games, spreading luck to the animals, and rainbow crafts
  • April 3rd – Kitten BINGO, finger painting, and making dog treats
  • May 15th – Scavenger hunt, story time with pets, and animals masks
  • August 21st – Outdoor games, making pupsicles, and cold treats
  • September 18th – Minute To Win It, “Mud and Worms” snacks, and making art for the shelter
  • October 30th – Spooky snacks, Halloween costume contest, painting pumpkins
  • November 20th – Oreo turkeys, thanksgiving crafts, and giving special treats to the pets
  • December 11th – Jingle Bell cat toys, cookies, and warm snuggles with pets

Click here to register your child(ren). For questions email

Spring Break Camp Happiness


Stay tuned for information about Spring Break Camp 2021!

School Field Trips


School groups are welcome to visit, tour, do fun crafts and learn about the humane society.  The Center for Pets can accommodate any size group.

Please email [email protected] and set up a trip today!  What a great way to educate kids on pets and the world we all live in. We ask for a fee of $3 per child to cover the costs of supplies ($5 per child for groups larger than 30).

Summer Camp Happiness

Summer Camp Happiness 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for possible later weeks of camp and other kids’ events as we take things day by day!

Happy young boy lovingly hugging his pet dog in the park

Find Birthday Happiness

Dogs partying

Have your next birthday at the Lynchburg Humane Society

$125 for 10 children for 1.5 hours
Includes paper products, a party attendant, fun craft or activity, interaction with a pet and a gift for the birthday child
$12 each additional child

For questions you can contact [email protected]

Click here to request a birthday date

Click here to reserve and pay for birthday party

Reading Wagon


Anytime we are open you and your children can stop by and read to the dogs and cats. We have a handy reading wagon filled with lots a fun books.  They get to practice reading and the pets really enjoy the company.  It is a Win Win for everyone.  Just ask about our reading wagon at the front desk.  Book donations are always welcome!