Camp Paw Paw
The mission of the Humane Society of Chittenden County is to foster compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent animal suffering.
HSCC hosts summer sessions of Camp Paw Paw, our humane education camp for children ages 7 through 12. We see the young people of our community as our best hope for a future free of animal cruelty and neglect and aim to foster the natural bond between children and pets. Each camp session will reflect this mission, furthering the campers’ understanding about the animals in our community.
During this special week, children learn about proper pet care, animal safety, and animal-related careers, allowing them to develop the skills and self-confidence to become pet sitters and humane ambassadors. Click here to learn more about our exciting Camp Paw Paw program.
helyn kerr humane education series
Through the the Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series, we offer free seminars on various humane education topics that are geared towards adults (though children are welcome!) Past seminars have focused on how dogs think and perceive the world, the latest in feline nutrition, our work in humane investigations and Vermont's animal cruelty laws, first aid for pets, and many other topics. Have a suggestion for a good topic you'd like to learn more about? Email our Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for scheduled seminars.
We are honored to have the Hilton Burlington as the official sponsor of Best Friends University. All future BFU seminars will be held at the Hilton on Battery Street, downtown Burlington.
If you're part of a community or school group that's interested in seeing our facility we offer shelter tours! We schedule these tours on Mondays, please click here for more information.
In addition to hosting tours of our shelter, members of our staff are also available to visit schools and organizations to discuss a variety of subjects and topics related to animal sheltering and welfare.
We’re eager to provide age-appropriate presentations and lessons in the interest of promoting proper animal care, adoption of shelter animals, and increased awareness of animal welfare issues.
For more information, or to schedule a visit, call our Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager at (802) 862-0135, ext. 14
Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
*We will be closed on Wednesday, February 15th for a day of staff development*
While we do our best to accommodate our visitors, please note that visits with animals are limited 30 minutes before closing.
* We are closed Sunday and Monday
February 11, 2017