Resources for Teachers!

Teacher’s Pet

Teacher’s Pet Program – Do you want a pet for your classroom but don’t want to worry about what to do with it once the time in your classroom is over? Temporarily foster an adoptable HAWS animal!

Tours​​

​We run tours on weekdays, starting at noon with the last tour beginning at 4:30pm. Tours last about an hour, and include a discussion about what HAWS does for animals and the community, researching a pet before you bring it home and what it means to be a responsible pet owner. After the tour, 15 minutes is reserved for meeting and learning about some of the adoptable pets at HAWS.

Due to space and staff limitations we can only accommodate up to 40 children per visit. 

Programs in Your Classroom! ​​

​We come to you with or without an animal — just let us know what you would prefer. We have a variety of age appropriate topics tailored for students in Preschool through High School, and activities that will be engaging for your students! If you are interested in a presentation on a topic not listed, we may be able to tailor a program for you.  (We limit our visits to schools and organizations located in Waukesha County only.)

Pre-K

  • Pet Care
  • Animal Safety
  • Careers in Animals
  • Story Time – we have a variety of animal themed books with messages that fit into our educational mission. Let us bring a story and an animal on our visit!

1st Grade through 3rd Grade

  • Pet Care
  • Animal Safety
  • Careers in Animals
  • Dog Training
  • HAWS information talk
  • “Fostering Empathy” activity which discusses emotions and feelings of both humans and animals

4th Grade through 6th Grade

  • Animal Safety
  • Dog Training
  • HAWS information talk
  • “Fostering Empathy” activity which discusses emotions and feelings of both humans and animals
  • “Before You Get Your Pet” activity which teaches children to make an informed decision by emphasizing research
  • The Canine History of Domestication

6th Grade through 12th Grade

  • Dog Training and how it relates to Skinnerian Learning Theory
  • HAWS Information Talk
  • Exploring Careers with Animals
  • The Health Benefits of Animals
  • ​The Canine History of Domestication
  • Scientific Research on Canine Cognition​
  • Veterinary Science Initiative (VSI) – a multi Lesson Plan program which concludes with a 1/2 day field trip to HAWS

Donate to HAWS Today!

General donations help us provide shelter 24/7 365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets.
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