Youth Programs

Birthday Parties

Calling all party animals... celebrate your birthday at the Dubuque Regional Humane Society! 

Click here for birthday party information and reservation form. 

Kids & Critters Camp
Kids entering 2nd-6th grades in the fall of 2014 can spend their summer afternoons learning all about animals and participating in a wide variety of demonstrations from local experts. Campers make friends with other, have fun with arts & crafts, and spend a lot of hands-on time with the animals in our shelter. 2014 Registration

2014 Camp Schedule

  • July 23, 1-4 p.m., for incoming 2nd and 3rd grade students

  • *NEW* July 30, 1-4 p.m., for incoming 4th - 6th grade students 

  • August 4-8, 1-4 p.m., for incoming 4th – 6th grade students

  • August 13, 1-4 p.m., for incoming 4th – 6th grade students

​UPDATED 6/2/14

Date(s) # Enrolled # of Spots Available
 July 23 15 5
 *NEW* July 30 6 14
 August 4-8 20 0 - FULL
 August 13 23 0 - FULL

Humane Heroes - September -May
Humane Heroes is a junior volunteer program for kids ages 8-11 years old (kids 12 and older are eligible to become a DRHS volunteer with a parent or guardian). Humane Heroes is held the first Saturday of each month from 11 AM to noon, September through May. 

Each monthly session includes the chance to socialize with an adoptable cat or dog and to learn about pet responsibilities through games, crafts, and other activities.

For more information, please contact Courtney at 563-583-3314 or

Click here to check out KIND NEWS - a publication and youth-focused web site from the Humane Society of the United States.