Judy & Pat host our local Kids & K-9s program, helping them learn obedience, rally, showmanship and agility. While we allow all kids to participate in the Kids & K9 program at our Center, we also partner with the University of Illinois Extension and the local 4-H Kids participate in trials. We are excited to be hosting the State 4-H show on August 25, 2018.
For those schools in our service area communities who hold regularly scheduled early release days, the Center offers a drop-in Kids & Kuddle session. We have volunteers that help interact with school-aged children (14+ without an adult) and shelter animals to play together. The shelter animals will be brought down to the Center by our shelter staff. We encourage loving forever homes for these animals, and in the meantime the love and affection from children can help these animals immensely.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for children with any type of dander allergy.