All five Animal Humane Society locations will be closed September 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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 Woodbury and Golden Valley on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, during the school year.

Woodbury: Tuesday Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Golden Valley: Wednesday Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Golden Valley: Thursday Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18 from 6:00-8:00PM

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.)

Registration for Fall 2014 now open!

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.