Upcoming Events for Upcoming Events https://www.paws.org/support/events/ Dogs and Babies https://www.paws.org/support/events/dogs-and-babies/?date=2018-10-24 <p>In the northwest and across the country, young children are getting closer to dogs than ever before. As home sizes shrink, yards get smaller, and dogs are more frequently found in public spaces, dogs and young children find themselves vying for the same territory. We all believe that sharing our lives with a dog is an excellent source of companionship for the whole family and a way to teach love and responsibility to our children, but it also brings a host of challenges and safety concerns that frequently go undiscussed today. <br><br>Northwest-based dog trainer, safety expert, and fellow mom, Jennifer Anderson, will be discussing her real-life, daily practices designed to make your home safer for dogs and children to coexist. Her dog training and dog safety focused business, Pawsitive Transformation, helps to train dogs to be happy in sharing their homes with children, ease the minds of overworked parents, and make busy family days more manageable. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience as a registered veterinary technician (RVT), is a certified dog trainer (ABCDT), and <em>specializes in preparing families and their dog for baby to arrive</em>! She has worked for the humane society training and rehabilitating at-risk dogs, and currently works with several Northwest-based rescues educating staff and volunteers on proper dog safety and management. Her motto is, “Safer is Do-able”.</p><p><strong>Topics include:</strong></p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Kong 101</span></strong></p><p>Jennifer's Kong stuffing demonstration will show you how to deliver your dog's normal diet in a fun, stimulating way. A great way to pair a crying baby with something positive, a great way to keep your dog quiet when the baby needs to take a nap, or you just need a break. Kong 101 will alleviate the thought of feeling bad for the dog who just got bumped in rank and help everyone adjust a little easier.</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration-line: underline;">Passive vs Active Supervision +Safer Milestones!</span></strong></p><p>Learn what it takes to actively supervise! Achieve continuous harmony every step of the way as your baby reaches those milestones.</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration-line: underline;">Safety Zones</span></strong></p><p>Want to escape to a bubble bath? Have a 20-minute nap without being woken by baby? So does your dog! Let Jennifer teach you about dog safety zones and give a well-deserving dog their sanctuary. Apologies in advance, if you end up jealous of your dog.</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Coming Home With Baby for the 1st Time</span></strong></p><p>The last thing a tired parent needs is to come home to a jumpy, demanding, missed you oh-so-much dog that could possibly wake, startle, or accidentally hurt your precious newborn as you enter your home. There is a safer, less worrisome way to enter your home. Jennifer will play out the steps for you to keep everyone safer and happier.</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">K9 Body Language </span></strong></p><p>49,153 children under the age of 5 yrs old went to the ER in 1 yr alone due to dog bites. Join Jennifer's crusade in ending this tragic statistic! K9 body language education will teach you how to tell when a dog is stressed, over-aroused, or unhappy. Please don't trust someone's opinion when they say their dog, "loves babies" or think that your friend’s dog who was always good with their kids, must be good with <span style="text-decoration: underline;">all</span> kids. Be proactive, become educated, and witness with knowledge how dogs are feeling every moment of every day.</p><p>To read more about Jennifer’s company, “<strong>Pawsitive Transformation</strong>”, visit her website <strong><a href="http://www.pawsitivetransformation.com/">here.</a></strong> </p><p><strong>Cost: $10</strong>, with all proceeds going to PAWS</p><p>Your registration includes an informational booklet on topics covered. Lap infants (non-crawling) welcome.<br><em>This is a humans-only class. Please leave your dog in the comfort of their own home.</em><br><strong>Note:</strong> Although this is a dog class, Cat City is a cat-friendly environment and there will be lots of cute cats to peek at. </p><p><strong>Cost: $10</strong></p><h2><a href="https://www.paws.org/support/events/dogs-and-babies/dogs-and-babies-october-24-2018/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/PAWS-Register-Here-200x50-.jpg" alt="PAWS Register Here 200x50 " width="200" height="50"></a></h2><p><a href="https://www.paws.org/support/events/catio-class-101/catio-class-101-october-17-2018/"><strong> </strong></a></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:45:18 -0500 https://www.paws.org/support/events/dogs-and-babies/?date=2018-10-24 Cadette Girl Scouts: Animal Helpers Badge https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/cadettes-animal-helpers-badge-4/?date=2018-11-10 <p>Earn your Animal Helpers Badge at PAWS! Discover how a dog’s nose helps keep people safe and how a cat’s purr can be just what the doctor ordered. Explore the connection between humans and animals through hand-on activities, crafts and then tour PAWS Companion Animal Services to meet the dogs and cats who call PAWS their temporary home. </p><p><strong>This event is created for individuals or groups with 4 or fewer girls wanting to participate.</strong> Larger troops can participate in this same program by <a title="Schedule a program" href="https://pawswashington.wufoo.com/forms/qygf6iv1ct4h0c/">scheduling a private, special program</a>.</p><p><strong>Cost:</strong> $8 per scout</p><p>Program includes the Animal Helpers badge. Optional PAWS fun patch available for purchase at time of program for $2.</p><p><em><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is not a drop off event, so adults must stay and attend the program. Adults attending do NOT need to register separately or pay a registration fee for themselves. Please respect a minimum adult to child ratio of 1:5.</em></p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a title="email education@paws.org" href="mailto:education@paws.org?subject=Cadets%20Girl%20Scout%20Inquiry">education@paws.org.</a></p><p> <a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/cadettes-animal-helpers-badge-4/cadette-girl-scouts-animal-helpers-badge-registration-sat-november-10-2018/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x58.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x58" width="200" height="50"></a></p><p><a class="ss-broken" href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/cadettes-animal-helpers-badge-3/cadette-girl-scouts-animal-helpers-badge-2/"></a></p> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:10:28 -0600 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/cadettes-animal-helpers-badge-4/?date=2018-11-10 Teens Helping Animals Workshop https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/teens-helping-animals-workshop-4/?date=2018-11-12 <p>Get involved with helping the animals at PAWS! Our Teens Helping Animals workshop is designed for youth between the ages of 13 and 17.</p><p>Learn about some of the issues facing wildlife and companion animals, meet other animal-lovers, and do hands-on service projects to help animals at PAWS and in our community.</p><p>There will be a lunch break midday, so please bring a sack lunch.</p><p>Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. </p><p><strong>Cost:</strong> $30</p><p><em>NOTE:  This is a drop off event.</em></p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:education@paws.org?subject=Teens%20Helping%20Animals%20Workshop">education@paws.org.</a></p><p><a></a><a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/teens-helping-animals-workshop-4/teens-helping-animals-workshop-november-12-2018/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x51.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x51" width="200" height="50"></a></p> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:39:40 -0500 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/teens-helping-animals-workshop-4/?date=2018-11-12 Daisy Girl Scouts: Birdbath Award https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/daisies-birdbath-award-3/?date=2018-12-15 <p>Earn your Birdbath award at PAWS! Start your animal adventure by learning about our local wild animals and their needs through hands-on activities and crafts. Tour our Wildlife Hospital lobby where will see what some of the current patients are up to on our live cameras. Then find out how wildlife rehabilitators care for these animals and have a chance to practice your own patient care skills on some make-believe wild patients.</p><p><strong>This event is created for individuals or groups with 4 or fewer girls wanting to participate.</strong> Larger troops can participate in this same program by <a title="Schedule a program" href="https://pawswashington.wufoo.com/forms/qygf6iv1ct4h0c/">scheduling a private program</a>.</p><p><strong>Cost:</strong> $8 per scout</p><p>Program includes a PAWS fun patch.</p><p><em><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is not a drop off event, so adults must stay and attend the program. Adults attending do NOT need to register separately or pay a registration fee for themselves. Please respect a minimum adult to child ratio of 1:5.</em></p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a href="https://www.paws.org/[sitetree_link,id=]">education@paws.org.</a></p><p><a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/daisies-birdbath-award-3/daisy-girl-scouts-birdbath-award-december-15-2018/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x55.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x55" width="200" height="50"></a></p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:10:01 -0500 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/daisies-birdbath-award-3/?date=2018-12-15 Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats Badge https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/juniors-animal-habitats-badge-2/?date=2018-12-15 <p>Earn your Animal Habitats Badge at PAWS! Come explore our local wildlife and the habitats they call home through hands-on activities and exploration. Tour our Wildlife Hospital lobby where will see what some of the current patients are up to on our live cameras. Then we will dive deeper into a few endangered habitats and what we can do to protect them. Finish up by planting seeds to create a future habitat in your own backyard.</p><p><strong>This event is created for individuals or groups with 4 or fewer girls wanting to participate.</strong> Larger troops can participate in this same program by <a title="Schedule a program" href="https://pawswashington.wufoo.com/forms/qygf6iv1ct4h0c/">scheduling a private, special program</a>.</p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a title="email education@paws.org" href="mailto:education@paws.org">education@paws.org</a>.</p><p><strong>Cost: </strong>$8 per scout</p><p>Program includes the Animal Habitats badge. Optional PAWS fun patch available for purchase at time of program for $2.</p><p><em><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is not a drop off event, so adults must stay and attend the program. Adults attending do NOT need to register separately or pay a registration fee for themselves. Please respect a minimum adult to child ratio of 1:5.</em></p><p><em><a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/juniors-animal-habitats-badge-2/junior-girl-scouts-animal-habitats-badge-registration-december-15-2018/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x57.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x57" width="200" height="50"><br></a></em></p><p> </p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:08:02 -0500 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/juniors-animal-habitats-badge-2/?date=2018-12-15 Brownie Girl Scouts: Pets Badge https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/brownies-pets-badge-2/?date=2019-01-12 <p>Earn your Pets Badge at PAWS! Pets have many of the same needs that we do. Come learn about what it takes to care for a dog or cat and how to keep them happy, healthy and safe. In addition to hands-on activities and crafts, you will tour PAWS Companion Animal Services where you will see the dogs and cats who call PAWS their temporary home. </p><p><strong>This event is created for individuals or groups with 4 or fewer girls wanting to participate.</strong> Larger troops can participate in this same program by <a title="Schedule a program" href="https://pawswashington.wufoo.com/forms/qygf6iv1ct4h0c/">scheduling a private program</a>.</p><p><strong>Cost: </strong>$8 per scout</p><p>Program includes the Pets badge. Optional PAWS fun patch available for purchase at time of program for $2.</p><p><em><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is not a drop off event, so adults must stay and attend the program. Adults attending do NOT need to register separately or pay a registration fee for themselves. Please respect a minimum adult to child ratio of 1:5.</em></p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a href="mailto:education@paws.org">education@paws.org.</a></p><p><a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/brownies-pets-badge-2/brownie-girl-scouts-pets-badge-registration-january-12-2019/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x52.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x52" width="200" height="50"></a></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:44:48 -0500 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/brownies-pets-badge-2/?date=2019-01-12 Preteens Helping Animals: Cats and Dogs https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/preteens-helping-animals-cats-and-dogs-2/?date=2019-01-21 <p><span>Get involved with helping the animals at PAWS! Our Preteens Helping Animals workshop is designed for youth between the ages of 9 and 12.</span></p><p><span>This workshop will be all about companion animals. You will meet other animal-lovers and learn all about the cats and dogs at our shelter and the work we do to find them homes. You’ll even put your paws to work with hands-on service projects to help the companion animals at PAWS.</span></p><p><span>There will be a lunch break midday, so please bring a sack lunch.</span></p><p><span>Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. </span></p><p><strong>Cost:</strong> $20 per child</p><p><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is a drop off event. Please have your child wear clothes they do not mind getting dirty. Please bring a snack or lunch for a break halfway through the workshop. </p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a title="email education@paws.org" href="mailto:education@paws.org">education@paws.org</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/preteens-helping-animals-cats-and-dogs-2/preteens-helping-animals-registration-janaury-21-2019/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x64.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x64" width="200" height="50"></a></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:03:46 -0500 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/preteens-helping-animals-cats-and-dogs-2/?date=2019-01-21 Daisy Girl Scouts: Birdbath Award https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/daisy-girl-scouts-birdbath-award/?date=2019-02-09 <p>Earn your Birdbath award at PAWS! Start your animal adventure by learning about our local wild animals and their needs through hands-on activities and crafts. Tour our Wildlife Hospital lobby where will see what some of the current patients are up to on our live cameras. Then find out how wildlife rehabilitators care for these animals and have a chance to practice your own patient care skills on some make-believe wild patients.</p><p><strong>This event is created for individuals or groups with 4 or fewer girls wanting to participate.</strong> Larger troops can participate in this same program by <a title="Schedule a program" href="https://pawswashington.wufoo.com/forms/qygf6iv1ct4h0c/">scheduling a private program</a>.</p><p><strong>Cost:</strong> $8 per scout</p><p>Program includes a PAWS fun patch.</p><p><em><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is not a drop off event, so adults must stay and attend the program. Adults attending do NOT need to register separately or pay a registration fee for themselves. Please respect a minimum adult to child ratio of 1:5.</em></p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a href="https://www.paws.org/[sitetree_link,id=]">education@paws.org.</a></p><p><a></a><a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/daisy-girl-scouts-birdbath-award/daisy-girl-scouts-birdbath-award-registration-february-9-2019/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x54.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x54" width="200" height="50"></a></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:56:07 -0500 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/daisy-girl-scouts-birdbath-award/?date=2019-02-09 Cadette Girl Scouts: Animal Helpers Badge https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/cadettes-animal-helpers-badge-2/?date=2019-02-16 <p>Earn your Animal Helpers Badge at PAWS! Discover how a dog’s nose helps keep people safe and how a cat’s purr can be just what the doctor ordered. Explore the connection between humans and animals through hand-on activities, crafts and then tour PAWS Companion Animal Services to meet the dogs and cats who call PAWS their temporary home. </p><p><strong>This event is created for individuals or groups with 4 or fewer girls wanting to participate.</strong> Larger troops can participate in this same program by <a title="Schedule a program" href="https://pawswashington.wufoo.com/forms/qygf6iv1ct4h0c/">scheduling a private, special program</a>.</p><p><strong>Cost:</strong> $8 per scout</p><p>Program includes the Animal Helpers badge. Optional PAWS fun patch available for purchase at time of program for $2.</p><p><em><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is not a drop off event, so adults must stay and attend the program. Adults attending do NOT need to register separately or pay a registration fee for themselves. Please respect a minimum adult to child ratio of 1:5.</em></p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a title="email education@paws.org" href="mailto:education@paws.org?subject=Cadets%20Girl%20Scout%20Inquiry">education@paws.org.</a></p><p> <a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/cadettes-animal-helpers-badge-2/cadette-girl-scouts-animal-helpers-badge-registration-february-16-2019/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x58.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x58" width="200" height="50"></a></p><p> </p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:59:47 -0500 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/cadettes-animal-helpers-badge-2/?date=2019-02-16 Preteens Helping Animals: The Wild Side https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/preteens-helping-animals-the-wild-side-2/?date=2019-02-18 <p>Get involved with helping the animals at PAWS! Our Preteens Helping Animals workshop is designed for youth between the ages of 9 and 12.</p><p>This workshop will be all about wildlife. You will meet other animal-lovers and learn all about rehabilitating sick and injured wild animals and how PAWS helps animals around your community and Washington State. You’ll even get to do hands-on service projects to help the wildlife at the PAWS wildlife hospital.</p><p>There will be a lunch break midday, so please bring a sack lunch.</p><p>Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.</p><p><strong>Cost:</strong> $20 per child</p><p><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is a drop off event. Please have your child wear clothes they do not mind getting dirty. Please bring a snack or lunch for a break halfway through the workshop.</p><p>If you have any questions, please contact <a title="email education@paws.org" href="mailto:education@paws.org">education@paws.org</a>.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/preteens-helping-animals-the-wild-side-2/preteens-helping-animals-registration-february-18-2019/"><img class="leftAlone" title="" src="https://www.paws.org/assets/Uploads/HE-Register-Here-200x63.png" alt="HE Register Here 200x63" width="200" height="50"></a></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:50:23 -0500 https://www.paws.org/kids/kids-events/preteens-helping-animals-the-wild-side-2/?date=2019-02-18