APA Programs

To learn more please contact education@apamo.org or  submit a request to schedule a program.


No More Bullying!

An innovative elementary school bullying and violence prevention curriculum which conveys the significance of treating all beings with care. It inspires students to live healthier lives and become valuable contributors within their community. Ages 3rd – 5th grade. Learn more about No More Bullying!

Kids Who Care

More service learning project than class, this program teaches teamwork, the value of community, and the everlasting importance of the human/animal bond. With the support of teachers, parents, or other important adults, children identify the ways in which they want to help improve the lives of animals at the APA. This could include collecting items from our wish list, making dog treats, hosting a lemonade stand or other fundraiser, or any other idea they come up with!

Kids are welcome to visit the APA Adoption Center anytime during our open hours to place items in our donation cart or take a self-guided tour through our puppy room, dog kennels, and cat room. While here, you’ll want to check out our history wall, which details how we started almost 100 years ago, and all of the great things that have happened since!

Girl and Boy Scouts

Whether they’re cute and cuddly, or slimy and scaly, pets are so much fun.  If you hope to have a pet someday, use this badge to learn how to choose the pet that’s right for you – and make sure it stays happy and healthy.  Or find out how to take the best care of a pet you already have!  In this course you will learn what different pets need, how to help a pet stay healthy and safe, how to help a pet feel comfortable and loved.

Due to COVID-19, The APA is now offering an online Brownie Pets Badge class!  Girl Scouts can register for this course at apa.digitalchalk.com.  If you would like to register your whole troop, please contact Leah at education@apamo.org for a troop discount! Even though we are not holding in-shelter group classes at this time, we still want to provide educational opportunities to the community. Stay tuned for more online educational opportunities!

Tuesday Tails

Volunteers will lead story time for children and their parents, followed by a brief shelter tour. No reservations are necessary, and all are welcome to attend. Meet every Tuesday at the APA Adoption Center from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Stories will be appropriate for children ages 2-5 years.


Safety with Animals

Kids learn the ways dogs and cats communicate, the proper way to approach a dog, and what to do if approached by a stray animal. Ages PreK – 2nd Grade.


Animal Welfare 101

This class helps adults and mature students understand how the different animal agencies in St. Louis work together to serve animals and people. Adults and students ages 13+.