Classroom Visits

Classroom Visits

We bring youth programs to you! The Humane Society of Charlotte will enhance your classroom experience with our animal and compassion-based curriculum. Students will learn about the mission and work of HSC along with information on how to be safe around animals, how to properly care for a pet, the importance of having proper identification on pets, and many other ways to be a pet advocate. We can customize our presentation to incorporate the lessons you’re currently teaching or choose from one of our pre-existing programs.  

Classroom visits are offered Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and are about 45 minutes unless otherwise requested. The cost of a classroom visit is $75 and does not guarantee an Animal Ambassador.  

Teachers may choose from the following topics: Petcare 101, Breed ID, and Safety Around Animals (special requests accepted).  

Ready to get started? Fill out our interest form here

  • Due to the number of program requests we receive, requests need to be made at least one month in advance. 
  • Our programs are designed to be presented to one class-sized group at a time and operate best with 24 or less students but we can accommodate special requests.  
  • Please be aware and understanding that an animal appearance is not included in a classroom visit. We may be able to bring an Animal Ambassador depending upon school policy and volunteer availability. We cannot bring animals to CMS schools at this time.  
  • We offer a full refund for cancellations made at least 3 weeks in advance. No refunds available for cancellations less than 3 weeks before your scheduled date.  
  • Thank you again for all your efforts on behalf of the animals at the Humane Society of Charlotte. 


Is there an age limit?  

  • While our programs are designed for ages K-12, we can accommodate preschool classes and beyond on a case-by-case business.  

Will we get to pet animals?  

  • Ideally, we would have an animal interaction within each visit. However, due to volunteer and animal availability, as well as school policy, we cannot guarantee an animal with each visit. If we do bring an animal, we reserve the right to stop animal interaction at any time due to safety or well-being concerns.  

Why is there a cost?  

  • The program fee covers the expenses of staff time and resources as well as a small source of revenue for the Humane Society of Charlotte, a non-profit organization that depends on donations to operate.  

Other questions?  

“HSC staff engaged our students in learning about social cues of dogs that can help us interpret how they are feeling, helping the students develop a greater sense of empathy. They also did a masterful job tying in our novel that we had just completed, Because of Winn Dixie, with the theme of empathy. It was just the right balance of learning, connecting, and sharing!” 

~Amy Ballaban, 4th Grade Teacher at Charlotte Latin