Youth Events

CAMPS

Children in third, fourth and fifth grades (and 6th and 7th during the summer at our Summer Career Camp) can come explore the amazing world of animals in these one-day and week-long camps! Our goal is to teach children about compassion and respect for the world around them. By giving kids a rewarding experience learning about animals and animal welfare, we will provide them with lessons to help them make responsible decisions regarding the animals and people in their lives.

Please sign each child up for only one summer session, as we want to provide this experience for as many campers as possible.

If you need financial assistance, please email Lauren Pipis at lpipis@ddfl.org before registering.

Tales for Tails

Tales for Tails is an opportunity for students (1st grade – high school) to practice their reading skills in a judgement-free zone while also helping equines, dogs, and cats at our shelter get the socialization they need.

Tales for Tails: Reading to Cats! Ticketed Event
Date: 07/26/2024 Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Cats! Ticketed Event
Date: 08/02/2024 Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Dogs! Ticketed Event
Date: 08/09/2024 Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Horses! Ticketed Event
Date: 08/10/2024 Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Cats! Ticketed Event
Date: 09/13/2024 Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Horses Ticketed Event
Date: 09/21/2024 Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Dogs! Ticketed Event
Date: 09/24/2024 Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Dogs Ticketed Event
Date: 10/15/2024 Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Horses Ticketed Event
Date: 10/19/2024 Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Cats Ticketed Event
Date: 10/23/2024 Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Cats Ticketed Event
Date: 11/08/2024 Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Tales for Tails: Reading to Horses Ticketed Event
Date: 11/16/2024 Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Tales for Tails; Reading to Cats Ticketed Event
Date: 11/21/2024 Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Pawsitive Service Day

Paws-itive Service Day is an opportunity for 8 – 11 year olds to explore the amazing world of shelter pets. From safety to pet care, we’ll cover it all! Experienced and enthusiastic staff will give your child 2 hours of learning through activities, crafts, and hands-on animal interactions.

Junior Volunteer Club

Junior Volunteer Club meets once a month for 5 months and is an opportunity for 12-15 year olds to gain hands on experience volunteering at the Dumb Friends League. This is a great way to meet a community service goal or simply just to help the homeless pets in our care. Students will work alongside adult volunteers cleaning animal enclosures and working with cats, dogs, and small mammals.