PAWS Academy

At PAWS humane education is about promoting compassion, respect, empathy, and the value of the human-animal bond. Animals become happier and safer and the young people who love them gain new insight into what it means to be human.

PAWS Academy* is perfect for students who want to take a closer look at animal welfare issues currently affecting our shelter and community.  Members learn about the important work we do at Palm Valley Animal Center and at The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center while participating in craft and games, service projects and interacting with animals. It’s an insider’s experience they will never forget!

Fall 2018

September 8
September 22nd
October 6th
October 20th
November 3rd
December 1st
December 15th

Spring 2018

– coming soon –

Membership per student is $25 per semester and includes: All materials needed for crafts, projects, or activities.

Space is limited, and memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. New members are welcome any time!  Please contact our Education Coordinator at education@pvactx.org for more information or register HERE.


*PAWS Academy is not a volunteer program. While some animal time will be included in most meetings, participants should not expect to spend significant time with animals waiting for adoption. Animal time may also include meeting and learning about non-shelter animals, such as service dogs or therapy animals.


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