The Dumb Friends League Animal Behavior department is staffed by experienced counselors who offer assistance with cats, dogs, rabbits and other small mammals. The department has been in existence since 1991 and has served as a model for the national Pets for Life program, a training curriculum for shelter professionals offered through The Humane Society of the United States.
We bring free presentations to schoolchildren and adults. School visits feature age-appropriate information on safety around pets, responsible pet care and the pet overpopulation problem. We welcome groups for tours of our shelters and host seasonal day camps where children get hands-on lessons about animals and their needs.
We offer graduate-level recertification courses for teachers that help them incorporate humane education into their classrooms.