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Humane Education Programs

At the ARLGP, we believe that in teaching our community kids at a young age to be responsible pet owners and advocates, we are ensuring animals will be humanely treated and cared for well into the future.

In-Shelter Programming For Kids:

Junior Volunteer Days at the ARLGP

Our junior volunteer days offer youth the opportunity to experience shelter life hands-on with activities and projects that support every aspect of the facility.

Junior Volunteer Days are offered on scheduled Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the school year. Each session is designed for specific grade levels and meets 9am-noon. Volunteer time will include interaction with our adoptable animals and will be led by an ARLGP educator. Parents do not stay with their child during volunteer days.

  • Cost for participation is $15 per volunteer, per session (snack will be provided).
  • Masks are required for all volunteers until further notice.

Please check back for future 2021 junior volunteer dates/times.


Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday in the most fur-tastic way! ARLGP birthday parties include two hours of programming and festivities in our humane education classroom. Learn more about our current birthday party options >


Unleashed Camps

The ARLGP hosts camps for kids throughout the school year, typically during the summer break and during school vacation/holiday weeks. Click here for information on April Vacation Camp and our 2021 Unleashed Summer Camp season.


Girl Scout Program

Are you looking to earn your Pets Badge? Or your Daisy Petals? The ARLGP offers a workshop that will include a tour of the shelter as well as hands-on activities to talk about animal needs and animal welfare issues. After this program, scouts will have completed all aspects needed to complete your Girl Scout Badge.

If you are looking for something more unique for your scout group, then ask about our special Animal Advocates badge designed by Girls Scouts of Maine and the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

To register your scout group or get more info about our virtual program option, please contact our humane education department at education@arlgp.org or (207) 517-3939.


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