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Whether you’re a child or adult, there’s plenty to learn through the APA Adoption Center.

APA Day at Your School

We teach your class about the APA, how they can help homeless pets and even a few dog training tips to take home and use with their own dogs. The day includes animal petting and an active lesson in community service. There is no fee if the kids collect donations from our Wish List for the animals and they learn the basics of animal safety.

Lesson Plans

Shared concern for animals and similar educational goals led the APA Adoption Center to work with three other local animal organizations to develop a series of elementary level curricula.

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Educational Classes

We can also offer classes at our shelter or at your location. Our school age classes are aligned with Missouri Grade Level Expectations.

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In addition to offering group classes for scout, school and community groups, the APA Adoption Center provides community education open to the public. Topics include safety with animals, adopting a pet and Animal Welfare 101. You can sign up for a public class as an individual adult, or bring your child to a family event.

For information on upcoming classes and programs through these community organizations, email assistant@apamo.org.

St. Louis OASIS: Classes for adults age 50+

THE HEIGHTS/PARC: Classes for kids and adults

Continuing Education at St. Louis Community College: Classes for adults

St. Louis Public Library: Programs for kids and families

St. Louis County Library: Programs for kids and families

Richmond Heights Memorial Library: Story time for toddlers

Animal Welfare Certification Program

Do you work or volunteer with animals? Or at least considering it? This certification program is for you!

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Celebrate Their Birthday at the APA

Does your child love animals? Make the big day special with a celebration like no other!

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How We Reach Out to the Community

Find out how the APA Adoption Center is involved in animal welfare issues. Learn more and lend your support!

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