Special Events

Through fun, seasonal events, animal-loving children, alongside their families, learn about pets of all kinds while having fun celebrating the season.

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Special Events

These programs are free of charge and designed for the whole family to enjoy together. Please leave family pets at home.

At this FREE, non-spooky, family-friendly event, we’ll have fun crafts, a costume parade for the kiddos (parents, bring those cameras to get pics!), trick-or-treating, and a Halloween themed scavenger hunt around the AWS’ campus. The majority of the event will be held outside so please dress accordingly.

Kids, please bring your own trick-or-treat bag or pail so you can go home with lots of candy, treats, and prizes! ????????????

Fun for the whole family*! Get in the holiday spirit with your AWS friends. Stories, snacks, crafts, pets of all kinds and more! Bring a gift for the pets spending the holidays at AWS.

Drop in anytime between 1 and 3. Story time is at the top of the hour (1 pm and 2 pm). Crafts run for the whole party. Pets, including cats, dogs and small animals, will be available to visit with starting at 1:30.

Celebrate warmer days, blooming flowers, and adorable animals with AWS Youth Programs. There will be crafts, games, face-painting, and bouncy bunnies to meet, as well as familiar favorite classroom pets. Learn about our rabbit friends and pose for a photo while you’re there!

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The cats and dogs at AWS are ready for another friendly competition this Giving Tuesday on November, 28! Who will win?This year's competition centers around which species is the Coziest Companion: Cats or Canines? Throughout the day on Giving Tuesday, follow along on our social media pages as the pets and people of AWS try to convince you which of their favorite species deserves your support as the coziest, cuddliest animal. 

Remember, the team who raises the most funds on Tuesday will be crowned this year’s Giving Tuesday winner. Most importantly, all funds raised in this friendly competition support pet care here at AWS. We look forward to seeing which pet comes out on top as the coziest companion! 

(psst! You can help your favorite team get ahead by donating early on our website. Just follow the link tree in our profile to the Giving Tuesday page!)