Humane Education Programs
DuPage County Animal Care and Control's Public Education Department
Educational shelter tours are available to small groups by appointment. Please call Dina 630-407-2805, to set up a time for your group to come in and learn about DCACC.
Pet Crazy Kids Club
Pet Crazy Kids Club is an after school club for animal-lovin’ kids, age 8-11. The club will meet once a week for 6 weeks. Each session will include an animal related art project or educational activity and interaction time with DCACC adoption animals!
Fall Session #1 will be held on Thursdays from 4:15-5:30. It will start on October 10th and go through November 21st (with no club on October 31st, Halloween).
Fall Session #2 will be held on Mondays from 4:15-5:30. It will start on November 4th and go through December 16th (with no club on November 11th, Veterans Day).
The registration cost is $50 and the club is limited to 8 students (with a minimum of 4). You may register in-person or by mail. Registration is first come, first served. In the event that Pet Crazy Kids Club is full, alternates will be placed on a waiting list. For more information, contact Dina at 630-407-2805.
Click here to download the registration form for Pet Crazy Kids Club - Session 1
Click here to download the registration form for Pet Crazy Kids Club - Session 2
Animal Education Day Camp 2014
Information for summer camp will become available in April 2014
Wheaton Petco Meet and Greets
12 noon-2:00 p.m.
DCACC adoption animals will be at the Wheaton Petco to meet and greet on the following days. Come out and meet your new best friend! The Wheaton Petco is located at 23 Danada Square East, Wheaton. See below for a complete listing of upcoming Meet & Greets:
- November 10th
- December 8th
pictures with santa paws
Sunday, December 8, 2013
12 pm-4 pm * Pre-Reservation Window Required *
120 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton
Hosted by the Friends of DuPage County Animal Care & Control Foundation! Your $5 donation includes one photo print in a keepsake photo holder. 100% of proceeds benefit DCACC's homeless pets. Digital photos are also available via email for a $5 suggested donation People and all types of pets are welcome!
NEW THIS YEAR: In an effort to prevent overcrowding, please register for an assigned 60-minute reservation window. You may also speed your visit by paying in advance with a credit card or PayPal. If a reservation window is sold-out, you will need to select a different reservation window. You only need to register for one reservation window regardless of the number of people/pets in your photo. Photos will be taken in order of arrival. Should you arrive before or after your assigned reservation window, your photo will be taken only after those confirmed for the assigned reservation window have gone.
Bring the entire family and all of your furry pet friends. All leashed, socialized and vaccinated pets are welcome. Cats and small animals must be in carriers. We typically welcome dozens of people and pets for Pictures with Santa, so if you plan to bring them out, make sure your pet is comfortable around strangers!
We look forward to seeing you at Pictures with Santa Paws. We'll have the cookies & hot chocolate waiting!
Click here to Register for Pictures With Santa Now!
2014 dcacc animal friends shelter calendar available now!
DCACC Adoption Alum Winter 2014 Dog Obedience Training Classes
8-Week Session Begins Friday, February 7th
Fridays at 7 pm
The Bellyrub Klub
612 Western Avenue
Registration Fee: $50.00
100% of proceeds directly benefit DCACC's homeless pets
For more information about Education Programs, contact the Education Department.