The GTHS offers a variety of after school programs for youth in our community who want to learn about the human-animal bond and interact with our shelter animals IN PERSON. Our exciting and engaging programs provide a safe place for youth to improve their compassion and empathy through positive social interactions, spending time with like-minded people, and engaging in cuddle time with cats and dogs. All programs are led by our Humane Education Coordinator, Molly Freedman, and her incredible team of volunteers.

Pet Sitters Course

Day of Week: Wednesday
Times: 4:30-6:30pm
Age Range: 10-17
Length of Program: 5 weeks
Location: GTHS Animal Centre
Cost: $99.00+HST
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date: FULL - Fall Dates Coming Soon

Junior Volunteers in Training

Day of Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:00am
Age Range: 9-13 years old
Length of Program: July and August
Location: GTHS Animal Centre
Cost: $25+ HST per child per session
Max capacity: Summer Dates Coming Soon

Youth Club

Day of Week: Monday
Times: 5:15-6:30pm (ages 11-16)
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Location: GTHS Animal Centre
Cost: $80.00+HST
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date: FULL - Fall Dates Coming Soon

After School Club

Day of Week: Tuesday
Times: 4:30-5:45pm (ages 7-11)
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Location: GTHS Animal Centre
Cost: $125.00+HST
Max capacity: 10 per session
Start date: FULL - Fall Dates Coming Soon

Vets of Tomorrow I

Day of Week: Wednesday
Times: 4:30-6:30pm (ages 11-17)
Length of Program: 5 weeks
Location: GTHS Animal Centre
Cost: $149.00+HST
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date: FULL - Fall Dates Coming Soon

Vets of Tomorrow II

Day of Week: Wednesday
Times: 4:30-6:30pm (ages 12-17)
Length of Program: 5 weeks
Location: GTHS Animal Centre
Cost: $149.00+HST
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date: FULL - Fall Dates Coming Soon

GTHS Reading Buddies

The GTHS Reading Buddies Program provides a safe space for kids and young adults to practice reading to the most compassionate beings – our resident dogs and cats! Students have the option to read to animals alone, or with the support of one our amazing Reading Buddy Volunteers.

For more information, email education@gths.ca.

Questions about any of our programs? Please email education@gths.ca for more information

As a dedicated educator with a Master’s in Education, Jenn Straver been passionately teaching French for over 7 years. Beyond the classroom, her heart belongs to animals. From growing up surrounded by dogs, cats, and horses to fostering dogs from Texas shelters, her love for animals knows no bounds. Jenn is proud to have adopted a furry companion of her own, a lovable dog named Simcoe with whom she shared 7 amazing years. Currently, Jenn has a long haired chihuahua named Riley that’s her side kick.

 

Combining her love for teaching and animals, Jenn is thrilled to lead programs at GTHS that allow her to share her passion with the community! 

Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!