The Anti-Cruelty Society
These fun community events invite the public to socialize one of our in-house litters of puppies. Our goal is to immerse you in our mission while allowing our pups to meet lots of different kinds of people to prepare them for life in the windy city.
Socialization sessions will be limited to 15 minutes per person due to high demand. One session, per person, per day. Reservations required. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled session. Families are welcome!
Cats 'n Mats
What could be better than doing yoga on a Sunday morning? Doing yoga with cats at The Anti-Cruelty Society! Join us at 11 a.m the first Sunday of the month for Cats n’ Mats. We will be hosting one hour yoga sessions with the company of some adoptable kitties, they make the purrfect yoga partners!
$10 donation and pre-registration is required. 18 and over only. No previous yoga experience required. You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
High Rise Dogs Workshop
1 hour 30 minutes
Join us for The Anti-Cruelty Society's High Rise Dogs workshop to learn how to make high rise living a positive experience for you & your dog! Led by Community Programs Specialist and dog consultant Maggie Gleason, we focus on building a positive training foundation for dogs, proactive ways to mitigate potential problems, & lifestyle changes to positively impact both you & your dog's quality of life. No prior experience necessary. No dogs please-this is a workshop for owners only. Landlords are
Pet First Aid & CPR
Do you plan on working with other people’s pets for a living as a dog walker, groomer, or staff member at a boarding facility? Do you have pets at home and want to be prepared in case of an emergency? We can help. This course will cover pet first aid and CPR techniques. The emphasis will be on cats and dogs, and life-sized mannequins will be used to mimic working with real animals. Please do not bring your pet to class. The course length is 4 hours, and the fee is $50. Pre-registration is required.
Kids Who Care
1 hour 30 minutes
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Kids Who Care program offers families an opportunity to engage in our work while providing valuable education to kids and adults alike. During this on-site event families learn more about proper animal care, make a toy for an adoptable pet, read a book to a resident cat, prepare snacks for our small mammals, and decorate an adoption poster for an available pet. If you have a child between the ages of 2-10 this is a great way to make a direct impact in the life of a shelter pet.
Youth Who Care
An animal advocacy and volunteer program for youth ages 10–13 years old. This exciting opportunity will be hosted at The Anti-Cruelty Society and during the course of the program participants will learn about a variety of topics including animal behavior, training, care and other animal welfare issues. Students will be able to earn service learning hours during the course of the program.
As space is limited we ask youth to only sign up for as many sessions as they will attend.
Levels Training-5 class pass (NEW students only)
Attend any of our Levels classes for $25 per class.
Levels Training-10 class pass (NEW students only)
Attend any 10 of our Levels Program classes and save $2.50 per class!
Levels Training-20 class pass (NEW students only)
Attend any 20 of our Levels Program classes, and save $5 per class!
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