Education Programs

School Services

We offer both offsite programs and onsite tours free of charge for grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

All our programs fulfill Florida Statute 233.061 which requires Florida schools teach kindness to animals as part of their curricula. We believe this is the most effective way to teach our children respect for all life and the prevention of cruelty not only to animals but also to humans.

Please contact Cathy Houde [email protected] to book a program.  All programs are free of charge but donations are encouraged.


Can We Be Friends
Happy and Healthy Pets
Cat Communication
Wagging Tales
Wagging Tales Storytime

Middle and High School

Who is Pet Alliance
Careers with Animals
Solving Pet Homelessness
Animal Neglect and Cruelty
It’s All About the Cat
Who Am I? I am an Individual.


Reading Programs

Whiskers & Words

Serving grades one through eight, Whiskers & Words allows children to visit the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s shelters with their parent or guardian and read to our shelter cats.

The program is beneficial for both the children, by fostering confidence and reading skills, and the cats, by providing a soothing and rhythmic sound of a human voice, which comforts them.

This program is open to all children, with or without a learning disability, as well as children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome.

Each reading session lasts for 15 minutes.

A certificate of achievement is given to children who make 10, 20 and 50 visits to the shelter to read to the cats.

Please email Cathy Houde [email protected] for details.

Wagging Tales

Wagging Tales sessions target grades K-3rd and help students who need support in improving their reading skills.   Sessions are held in small groups of ten or less where students practice reading to a therapy dog or cat.   Sessions are held at schools, daycares or libraries.

Wagging Tales Story Time

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy a humane themed story read by a community educator and get to interact with a therapy dog or cat

Birthday Parties

Come Pounce, Purr and Party at PAGO!! When you celebrate your birthday with us you will have a tail wagging time and help support our shelter animals.

Party Details

  • Party Times:
    Saturdays and Sundays: 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm
  • Price:
    $200 for a two- hour party in education room. *Orlando location only
  • Ages:
    6 to 12
  • Number of Party Goers:
    Maximum number of attendees: 15 (kids, siblings and adults must be included in total count)

Schedule a speaker

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando offers customized presentations designed to fit the needs of businesses, churches, home owners associations, property managers, and community organizations. These tailored programs address a variety of topics affecting our community including pet overpopulation, pet friendly housing, animal cruelty, and more. Contact our Education department to learn more.

Schedule a Tour

If you’re interested in scheduling a group tour at one of our shelters, please reach out to Cathy to schedule one of the dates below:

Orlando tours

  • All dates are currently full

Sanford tours

  • February 2, 2018 (1pm) and April 21, 2018 (11am and 1pm)

All tour participants must be at least 5 years old and groups must be under 20 total participants. We ask for at least a $50 donation from our wish list.