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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, humane educators lead 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 on the third Tuesday of the month in Woodbury, and in Golden Valley on the third Wednesday and Thursday of the month during the school year. All sessions are from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Woodbury Spring 2015 dates:

           Tuesdays Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17 and April 14

Golden Valley Spring 2015 dates:

          Wednesdays Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18 and April 15

          Thursdays Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19 and April 16

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.)

Register now for spring 2015 online or by calling 763-489-2218.

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.