Humane Education for Children

Camp Whiskers & Wags

Join us for unforgettable adventures at Camp Whiskers & Wags – where kids and critters become friends! Create exciting memories for your little animal lover by registering them for fun-filled days of learning and interaction with furry (and not-so-furry) friends of all shapes and sizes.

Day camps run during spring break, summer break, and winter break. Click here for upcoming sessions.

School Projects

Do you need first-hand information for a school project or report? Our experienced education manager can help answer your questions. Interviews are available by appointment only. Due to high demand, availability is limited. Appointments must be scheduled at least a week in advance by calling 719.302.8739 or emailing [email protected].

Tours are also available for a small donation.

Service Projects

HSPPR needs volunteers of all ages to help animals in our community. Donating your time, talents, and energy is a great way to support the programs and services we offer for animals and people in our area. Children often want to help the animals, but are either too young to be regular volunteers or plan to be involved in a short-term project. There are many ways to help homeless animals other than working directly with them at the shelter. Please contact us to discuss your ideas and how they might meet our needs at the shelter. Click here for lots of creative ways you can help homeless, lost, or injured animals in our community.


Volunteers are at the heart of making Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) compassionate and caring. Volunteers allow us to achieve excellence in all that we do for the animals, making the community a better place for both people and pets. As a private, non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the assistance of our dedicated and hard-working volunteers.

Shelter volunteers who work directly with animals must be at least 12 years of age, must train and work with their own adult at all times until they’re age 17, and must commit to an average of 2 hours per week for a minimum of 50 hours in a 6-month period. Volunteers work side-by-side with shelter staff, and provide needed manpower for those programs that improve the quality of life for shelter animals.