Education Programs

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.

Primary topics for elementary school include Responsible Pet Ownership and Bite Prevention. Middle and high school programs focus on pet overpopulation, animal cruelty, animal abuse and human violence, and careers directly or indirectly involving animals. Contact our Education department to learn more.

Reading Programs

cat on book smallerOur reading programs, both at the shelter and offsite at libraries and calming environments at schools, inspire children to discover the joy of reading, while developing literacy skills and confidence. Children ages five to ten years old both with and without learning disabilities participate in our programs.

Whether reading with a therapy dog in groups of five to seven students, or reading to a cat here at the shelter, children have the opportunity to develop self esteem, while improving their enunciation, vocabulary, and expressive oral reading skills.

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

  • Sept. 19 at 4pm
  • Nov. 11 at 11am and 1pm
  • Nov. 21 at 4pm

Sanford tours

  • Dec. 9 at 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.

Both locations will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Adoptions will open early from 10-6 on Friday!