Education

Special Events
Animal Services personnel are available to staff booths, display materials and have animals for adoption at community events such as block parties, health fairs, children’s events and more!

Speaking Engagements
Animal Services personnel are available to speak to community groups of any size. Topics include: City of Plano Animal Ordinances and Services, Adoption Program including off-site locations, Wildlife in Plano, Careers as an Animal Services Officer, and Education including Pet First Aid, just to name a few. We would appreciate at least one week’s notice prior to the date of any presentation. 

Animal Shelter Tours
Tours of our state of the art Adoption Center can be scheduled for any size group. For children’s groups, a 20 minute video on animal safety and a group discussion afterward can be included. Our guided tours will show how our animal shelter provides not only a home for lost and unwanted animals, but offers a wide variety of services for the citizens of Plano. Due to the high volume of visitors on the weekends, shelter tours are not available on Saturday or Sunday.

Humane Education Programs 
Humane Education presentations on Basic Pet Care, Safety and other topics are available to schools, day care facilities or youth groups. We offer programs designed for Pre-School age children through Adults. Plano Independent School District third grade classrooms are invited to take part in an eight lesson program. Lessons cover Basic Pet Care, The History of Dog and Cat Domestication, Choosing an Appropriate Pet, Animal Services, Spaying and Neutering, Death of a Pet, Safety around Animals and Local Wildlife.