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Hand in Paw Kids Club

Get HIP. Join the Hand in Paw Kids Club!

The Hand in Paw Kids Club is for children ages 6-12 who love animals and want to create a better, more compassionate future for humans and animals alike. The club is a great opportunity for children to learn about proper animal care, safe handling, respect for both wild and domesticated animals, and more! The club promotes kindness, compassion and empathy for all animals and living creatures.

HIP Member Benefits Include:





Kids events occur during the school year. Families can sign up for any event that sparks interest in their child. Events are either free or at a discounted fee for HIP members. Most events are held during the weekends or on Friday evenings. Additionally, during the summer and school breaks, HIP members will receive discounts for our numerous kid's camps.

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Once signed up, each child will receive:

  • New member packet and name badge

  • Biyearly calendar of events mailing

  • Email updates to stay informed on upcoming HIP events and opportunities

  • Discounts on our school break and summer camps

  • Discounts on Birthday Paw-ties

  • Free members-only events and discounts to many other kids events

  • Private Facebook group

  • 5 - Session Punch Card for Paws and Pages Literacy Program

  • Parents will receive a discount code as part of a new membership or renewal packet

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Humane Heroes Academy

  • Humane Amigos Summer and School Break Camps

  • Behind-the-scenes shelter tours

  • Movie and a Cuddle

  • Paws and Pages Perks

  • Hand in Paw Learning Series

  • Special events about helping and caring for animals

  • Most programs include hands-on animal interactions!

Movie and a Cuddle with Bedtime Stories

Hey kids! Grab your pillow, put on your jammies and cozy up to a Pet VIP Therapy and Visitation Dogs during HSSA’s Movie and a Cuddle!

We'll start the night by reading bedtime stories to our shelter pets for restful sleep. Then, enjoy a kid-friendly movie while we serve up the pizza, plus we’ll have a craft and animal related game. Parents, this is your opportunity for a date night, dinner with friends, or just getting some much needed R&R.

Movie and a Cuddle costs $40 per child aged 6-12 -or- $30 for Hand in Paw Kids Club Members.

Reservations must be made no later than two days before the event date.

To apply for a scholarship for Movie & a Cuddle click here!

Sign up today!

For more information or questions, please contact Monica Kothe at mkothe@hssaz.org or call (520) 327-6088 ext. 125.

Paws & Pages

Add a punch card for the Paws & Pages Literacy Program to your Hand in Paw Membership! Hand in Paw members have the added bonus of purchasing a 5 session punch card to our Paws & Pages Literacy Program. Plus, as a HIP member, your first visit to Paws & Pages is FREE! This program allows children the opportunity to improve their reading skills by reading to our shelter pets. More information can be found at www.HSSAZ.org/Read

H.I.P Animal Lovers T-shirts


Help your community AND look HIP at the same time!

Each purchase of this t-shirt goes towards creating a brighter and more compassionate community through the Hand in Paw Kids Club. These shirts are available for a limited time in all sizes. Get yours here before it's too late!


Check out our upcoming HIP events

  • January - May 2023 Hand In Paw Kids Club Youth programs and events. 

    View here!
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Sign Up Now

Members are enrolled for one year from the date of payment. You will receive a membership packet from our Education Department upon first-time membership purchase.

For more information about Hand in Paw Kids Club memberships, contact Monica Kothe at 520-321-3704, ext. 125, or mkothe@hssaz.org.


To apply for an Hand In Paw Kids Club membership, click here!


Thanks to our generous sponsors Southwest Gas FUEL for LIFE.

Scholarships and financial assistance available for all youth programs.

Please inquire by emailing mkothe@hssaz.org.