Program FAQs

What programs do you offer for different grades?

We offer a six-session program called Kids Who Care for fourth-grade classes throughout Snohomish County. For all other grades, we support teachers and classes as they pursue projects that help animals and the environment. Depending on the project, we may be able to visit the classroom, video chat with the class, or invite the group to PAWS for a program on-site. Click here for more information.

Are live animals used in PAWS Education Programs?

We do not use any live animals in our Education Programs. For health and safety reasons, shelter dogs and cats at PAWS do not visit schools. Additionally, PAWS does not keep any live wild animals in captivity for educational purposes, so we do not have any animals available to bring to a class.

Does PAWS charge fees for education programs?

There is a modest fee for the fourth-grade Kids Who Care program. Please visit our Classroom Program Offerings for current fees.

What state standards do the PAWS Education Programs meet?

PAWS Education Programs bring community leaders into the classroom, broaden career horizons for students and meet character education mandates and Washington science standards. For more information about which standards PAWS' programs meet, please contact us at or 425-787-2500 x257.

How do I register my class for a PAWS Education Program or get more information about completing a project?

Learn more about our specific programs by visiting our Classroom Programs Offerings. Contact us at or 425-787-2500 x257 for more information.