Youth Programs

COVID-19 UPDATE - Scout tours will be virtual only and are scheduled on a limited basis, as volunteer assistance is available. The PAWS Reading Program and Birthday Parties are on hold. Check back later for possible virtual options!

Centre County PAWS offers a variety of programs for children to learn about responsible pet ownership and engage with the animals in our shelter. From summer programs to enrichment ideas and craft projects for a rainy day, there are plenty of opportunities to help our animals no matter how old you are!

Learn With Furry Friends

PAWS Reading Program - The PAWS Reading Program is an opportunity for elementary-age students to come to PAWS and read to cats. Reading to cats serves to socialize the cats and provide a non-threatening reading environment for kids to develop their literary skills.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties - Do you or your child love to help animals? Centre County PAWS can help you plan a fun-filled Birthday Party for anyone turning 6 and up.

Scheduled Programs

PAWS Summer Program - PAWS will provide a behind-the-scenes, hands-on, fun-filled experience showcasing what we do for the animals while teaching children caring and responsible pet care and pet ownership.

PAWSome Kids Club - (FULL for Fall 2019) Children ages 6-12 can join fellow animal lovers on Saturdays in the fall to learn more about learning responsible pet ownership and care for the animals while having fun!