Behind-the-Scenes shelter tours are perfect for scout troops, school groups, community organizations or anyone who wants to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a high volume animal shelter. Tour groups visit both public and non-public areas of our 30,000 square foot facility and have the opportunity to interact with some of the shelter’s very special residents. Tours cover the history, goals and mission of the Humane Society and give participants a true perspective on sheltering homeless and abused animals.
Tour groups are limited to a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 15 (including chaperones). Groups larger than 15 individuals will need to schedule separate tours. To help ensure a quality-learning environment, we ask that there is 1 adult chaperone per 5 children under the age of 18.
Ready to take a tour? Please call our Humane Education and Outreach team at 360.213.2624. Requests for tours are not guaranteed. An animal shelter is a very dynamic environment and we do our best to accommodate the needs of each group. Tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance and walk-ins are not accommodated.