Humane Society of West Michigan's offsite classroom visits are designed to educate and promote a more compassionate community where animals deserve a second chance.
Off-Site Classroom Visits Our humane educator and a humane education (Humane Education dogs are Canine Good Citizen Certified by an AKC certified trainer and always attends presentations unless told differently) dog will visit your school, daycare, youth organization and give a presentation on a humane education topic of your choice.
Monday - Friday
1 hour presentation
Animal interaction time
$50 Donation required (public schools exempt)
Public schools please consider making a donation from our WISHLIST
2 week minimum notice is required
Humane Education Topics (choose a discussion topic)
Always Ask (dog bite safety)- most popular topic selected
Discusses how to interact and live with dogs we know
Teaches how to approach and safely interact with new dogs
Teaches what to do in the event that there is a loose dog, dog in a car or a dog behind a fenced in yard
Responsibility & Respect
Teaches how to be a responsible and respectful pet owner
Teaches what it takes to own a pet and what items are needed
Teaches how to be respectful to all animals and to each other
Self-Control, Patience & Tolerance
Teaches how have to have self-control and patience with animals and each other
Talks about how to train animals and the importance of being patient
Teaches how to be tolerant and understanding towards all animals and each other
Kindness & Empathy
Teaches children how to be empathetic and kind towards all animals and each other
Discussion on ways in which students can practice kindness and empathy everyday
For more information on or to schedule a visit please email email@example.com
On-Site Classroom Visits
Humane Society of West Michigan offers classrooms and other youth groups the opportunity to come to our facility and be taken on a behind the scenes tour by a humane educator. Students will learn about what Humane Society of West Michigan does, why shelters are important and how everyone can help impact the lives of homeless animals.
Tours are offered during the months of September-May and can often be combined with a dog bite safety presentation.
Times available: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday between the hours of 12-4pm.
Reservations required for all tours
Cost: $25 (Public schools exempt). If wanting to include a presentation the cost is $50 (this fee will include some animal interactions)
Maximum group size 20 people in total with a minimum of 5 people attending. Length of tour 30-45 minutes (additional 20-30 minutes added if presentation is requested)
To schedule a tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Humane Society of West Michigan 3077 Wilson Dr. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616.453.8900 email@example.com
Photos By: AGL Photography, Sara Cozolino Photography, and Tailwagger Dog Photography