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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the ARLGP!

Does your child love animals? The ARLGP has the purr-fect place for your kiddo’s upcoming birthday. Each birthday package includes two hours in our humane education classroom. Our shelter educator will provide the group with 1.5 hours of programming (educational activities, games and/or stories) and a meet-and-greet with shelter pets. Please note that due to our ever changing shelter population, we cannot ever guarantee the amount or specific type of animals that will be available on the day of your party. In most cases, we almost always are able to visit with animals in each species (dog, cat, critter). Due to the educational focus, our birthday parties are best suited for children ages 7-12.

Our birthday party plan:

Critter Crazy Party : $300

Each party can host up to 14 children and 6 adults (for a total of 20 party guests in our classroom). 

This birthday package includes:

  • Up to 14 child guests and 6 adult guests
  • 2 hours of party time (1.5 hours of programming with an ARLGP educator and 30 minutes for cake, food and celebration). This will take place at the end of your party time slot.
  • Programming includes educational activities and games and meet-and-greet with adoptable animals
  • Set-up and clean-up of the classroom
  • Goodie bags for child attendees
  • ARLGP t-shirt for the birthday child


Food & Gifts

Families are welcome to bring food, beverages and cake for the party to enjoy. Delivery by local restaurants is also an option. A refrigerator is available for use. Don’t forget the plates, napkins, and silverware!

Party guests can bring gifts, however due to time of programming, your birthday child may not have the opportunity to open them during your two-hour block.

Many birthday parties choose to collect items and supplies for the ARLGP and the furry friends in our care. View our wish list of commonly used items.

*Please note, we are unable to host birthday parties during the summer months (June, July, August) as we are hosting our own on-site summer camp. Birthday party slots will resume in September 2024.


Please check out our FAQs page here. For any other questions contact our Humane Educators at education@arlgp.org or (207) 517-3939.

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