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All great relationships are based on mutual understanding

We believe humane education can create a more compassionate community for people and pets alike. Ongoing education programs are integral to this effort, and serve everyone from the age of two to 102.

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For Kids

Getting Kids Involved

A strong bond between a child and an animal can encourage growth and learning for both in a number of ways. Each of our youth-centered education programs connect young people with animals through fun, innovative methods.

In the classroom

Our signature in-school programs focus on bullying prevention, compassion, literacy, and animal safety. We bring adopted and adoptable pets to area classrooms for hands-on learning every day of the school year to help kids cultivate social-emotional skills. If your school could use a little puppy break, and a lot of experiential learning, we’re here to make that happen.

Scout Programs

The APA can help your troop contribute to the community. Each year we partner with scout groups throughout our region to deliver fun and meaningful service learning to our community’s future leaders.

Camps

The APA offers camps throughout the year where campers will participate in a variety of hands-on activities. Campers will get to know the people and pets of the APA, and become experts on enrichment, animal behavior, and how to advocate for animals in their own communities.

Birthdays

We want to celebrate you! For a $25 donation, we’ll send you a Birthday Box, perfect for ages 4-10, that’s full of APA goodies, craft activities, and a letter from our shelter pets. 

Tuesday Tales

Tuesday Tales is an animal-themed story time and pet-related activity program where all little learners can thrive. Tailored to accommodate children of all abilities and needs in a calm and welcoming environment, this fun event is tailored towards children ages 2-5. Reserve your spot today by clicking below!

For the Community

Building a Life With Your Pet

Whether you’re bringing a new animal home, merging multi-pet households, or simply looking for a  playdate with shelter pet, our staff is here to help. Check the calendar for the next event that speaks to your needs.

Animal Welfare Certification

This six-class series can open pathways for those passionate about animal welfare, and help build an understanding of the work organizations like the APA do.

Reading With Rescues

A unique and heartwarming opportunity for individuals of all ages to engage with
our shelter pets.

For Seniors

Improving the Lives of Senior Citizens

It’s no secret pets provide therapeutic value. Since 1983, the APA has been delivering joy and numerous health benefits to St. Louis’ senior care facilities.

Pet Reach

APA volunteers and their pets visit over 13,000 senior citizens every year through our Pet Reach program, offering love and unlimited snuggles.

Senior Saviors

Our Senior Saviors program sends puppies and kittens to local care facilities for fostering. We supply the food, medical care, and supplies—residents supply the love.

Additional Reading

Stay sharp with our selection of pet-friendly articles.

The Eclipse and Your Pets: Understanding the Impact

By APA Adoption Center

On Monday, April 8, a rare celestial event will unfold in the skies: a solar eclipse. Another one of this magnitude won’t occur until 2044,…

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Protecting Your Furry Friend: The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

By APA Adoption Center

As pet owners, ensuring the health and well-being of our furry companions is a top priority. One of the most important ways to protect our…

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What To Do If You Find Kittens

By APA Adoption Center

Spring has arrived early in St. Louis, which brings flowers, beautiful weather, and kittens….lots and lots of kittens. The APA takes in close to 1,000…

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