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Birthday Pawties

Party like an animal at HSSA

HSSA's birthday party events are a fun and unique way to celebrate your child's birthday.

Birthday party packages include:

  • 2 hours rental of the Education Center

  • Visits with Education Ambassador animals

  • Up to 10 guests (all guests under 6 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian). Activities are geared for children 6 and up.

  • Animal-friendly activity

  • Table wear including table cloths, cups, plates, napkins, & flatware

  • Gift basket

  • Decorations

  • Tables and Chairs

  • Goodie Bags for up to 10 kids

  • Your choice of a shelter tour or half an hour to read to shelter pets

  • Birthday Certificate

Important stuff for parents

  • $250 public fee, $225 Hand-in-Paw Kids Club Fee

  • $100 non-refundable deposit at time of registration (remaining balance paid in full two weeks before the party date).

  • Liability Waiver (one for each child) Download Waiver here.

Gift Baskets include:

Gift baskets are included in in-person parties and Birthday Drive-Ups.

  • Birthday party t-shirt for each recipient

  • Photo frame craft project

  • Water Bottle

  • Goody Bag

  • Party Favors

Schedule a date Ready to Pawtie

Here are the dates for upcoming Birthday PAW-ties for the rest of this year and into 2022. PAWties are hosted on the first Saturday of every month and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Times available for all dates: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For questions or specific requests please contact our Humane Education Lead at 520-327-6088, ext. 171.

Available Dates 2021-2022:


Birthday Party Drive Up Requests

Drive-Up ($80): HSSA's Humane Education team will drive by the birthday child's home in a decorated vehicle to drop off a gift basket with either an Education Ambassador ball python or VIP Therapy dog.

Drive-Ups are contingent on department schedule and are not scheduled until confirmed. Contact Amy at to schedule your drive-up experience.

Where are the HSSA Classrooms?

If you are visiting HSSA's Education Department, you will want to go to the coral Education building.

Location Map - Main Campus Locations - Education