PetSet Youth Club

Is your child looking for a way to become more involved with animals and the issues that affect them? Is he or she always looking for an opportunity to learn more about pets?

PetSet Youth Club is perfect for students in grades 5-7 who want to take a closer look at animal welfare issues currently affecting our shelter and community. Through hands-on activities and discussions, staff humane educators lead by the series of for evening sessions on topics such as standards in the pet food industry, pros and cons of gift adoptions, how to help urban wildlife and much, much more!  PetSet provides kids the opportunity to be around other kids with the same passion for animals as themselves, with lots of fun mixed in!

Some topics covered in the past include:

  • Veterinary case studies
  • Evolution of dogs and the pros/cons of wolf dog hybrids
  • Humane investigations (puppy mills, cruelty cases, etc.)
  • Clicker training
  • Animal rights vs. animal welfare

Membership to PetSet is $75 per semester and includes:

  • All materials needed for crafts, projects, or activities
  • One snack each session
  • A PetSet t-shirt


PetSet Youth Club meets once a month in Golden Valley on Wednesdays during the school year.

Fall 2014 dates are Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM

PetSet is an ongoing program but members must register for one semester at a time. The registration fee for each semester is $75. Space is limited, and memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. New members are welcome any time! (Members joining after the first meeting will pay a prorated registration fee.)

Due to technical difficulty we have removed the link to register online but spots are still available. Call 763-489-2218 to register now!


Please note: PetSet is not a “junior volunteer” program. While some animal time will be included in most club meetings, participants should not expect to spend significant time with animals waiting for adoption. Animal time may also include meeting and learning about non-shelter animals, such as service dogs or therapy animals.