Community Outreach | City Of St. John's

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Humane Services Front EntranceHumane Services staff are available to visit schools and community groups to speak about the humane treatment of all animals, as well as responsible pet ownership. If you are interested in a visit from one of our staff members, or would like a shelter tour, please contact us.

Volunteer Dog Walking

The Shelter also utilizes volunteer dog walkers during public hours.
Walkers must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear is required – no sandals. Applications are available at the shelter.


Humane Services also offers exciting courses for youth such as:

Pet Pests and Emergency Care
Ages: 12 Yrs. to 16 Yrs.
Description: This program will have you interacting with live animals, seeing those parasites through a microscopic view, learning about animal care and becoming certified in Emergency Canine First Aid.

Learn To Animal Care
Ages: 12 Yrs. to 16 Yrs.
Description: Bring your hugging arms as you interact and play with some of the loveable cats and dogs at the shelter.  Tour the shelter and hospital and learn about animal rescue, pet care, careers with animals and bite prevention.

Refer to the City Guide for current dates, times and courses available.

For additional information please visit Access St. John's
Call: 311
Where 311 is unavailable, call 709-754-CITY (2489)
Call Humane Services 576-6126
Monday-Friday Noon – 4 PM, Sat-Sun 3-5 PM