Children’s Programs

Parent’s 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.

  • September 13th – BINGO, crafts, popcorn, and snuggles with pets
  • October 25th – Halloween costume contest, painting pumpkins, and Jeopardy
  • November 22nd – make Oreo Turkey’s, crafts, and Bingo
  • December 20th – hot chocolate, reindeer games, and snuggles with pets

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

Spring Break Camp Happiness


Spring Break Camp is back!  This is going to be a good time full of special guests (the human kind & animal kind), lessons on pet care, games, crafts, snacks & more! Included in our list of special guests are a Veterinarian Assistant, Certified Dog Trainer, Yoga Instructor, & a dog that will literally jump through your arms! $45/day or $200 for the week

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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 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).

Camp Happiness

Camp Happiness will be in session this summer!

Each week we will have guest speakers, crafts, activities, snacks, playtime with pets and special animal guests. Our guests have included everyone from the Lynchburg Hillcats baseball team to miniature ponies and talking parrots! This is one camp, your kids will be talking about all summer long!

We are offering 7 weeks of summer camp for 2019, each with varying age ranges so that we are able to better cater to each child’s growth. The full weekly cost to attend is $245 for one child and $210 per additional siblings, that includes all the wonderful things we have planned for your child PLUS a Camp Happiness t-shirt!

Happy young boy lovingly hugging his pet dog in the park

Summer 2019 Camp Dates:

June 10th-14th for 5-8 year olds

June 17th-21st for 9-12 year olds

June 24th-28th for 5-8 year olds

July 1st-5th for 9-12 year olds

July 8th-12th for 5-8 year olds

July 15th-19th for 9-12 year olds

July 22nd-26th for 5-12 year olds

Sign up here:

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

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.