Openings available for Humane Society’s ‘Shelter Buddies’ program

May 8, 2023

The Humane Society and Shelter-SouthCoast, 31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, will host four sessions this summer of the annual Buddies Club for kids ages 6-10. 

Shelter “Buddies’’ learn how to properly care for and interact with different types of animals as well as learn about how the non-profit Shelter operates. Everyone who attends will have a chance to make new friends, both human and non-human. 

Each day, activities will include hearing from local guest speakers from the animal care field, daily projects, games, crafts and even some homework. Questions are always encouraged; the goal is to provide a safe, fun, learning environment every day.

Sessions will be held on July 10-14, July 24-28, Aug. 7-11 and Aug. 21-25. Children may attend any or all sessions Cost is $225 per child per session.

The sessions take place weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants must provide their own transportation to the shelter and should bring their own lunch. Adults will be asked to sign their children in and out every day. 

Space is limited. For more information, visit the shelter Mondays or Wednesdays through Saturday from 12:30-5 p.m. or email