Animal Advocate Program

The Animal Advocate Program is back! 

Have you always wanted to work with animals after you graduate?

Animal-related careers are all about hard work, and compassion. This great opportunity for youth who are interested in animal welfare to learn all about the OHS and a wide variety of animal-related careers. At the end of the day, each participant receives an OHS Animal Advocate Certificate of Completion.

Youth can look forward to:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the OHS
  • Learning about animal-related careers
  • Animal interaction
  • Live surgery viewing
  • Dog training demonstration and practice
  • Grooming demonstration and practice
  • Dog walking
  • Special guest speakers (e.g. dog trainers, vet techs, adoptions counsellors)

Age Requirement: Between 12 and 15 years of age

Cost: $75

Program Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (pizza lunch included)

Program Dates: Stay tuned!

To be placed on an interest list for OHS Youth Programs that are not currently open for registration, select the “Interest List” button below. Select the calendar date (December 31, 2022) and time (11:59 pm) and select “Book Now”.

Interest List Registration

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: To ensure the safety of OHS staff, volunteers, participants and animals, we ask that participants stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or live with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days. At this time, masking is not required for OHS programs, although participants who feel more comfortable wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We are regularly monitoring public health regulations and will update our COVID-19 safety protocols if anything changes.

Animal Advocate Program – Cancellation and Refund Policy: Refund requests received 48 hours in advance of the scheduled program are eligible for a refund of $50 ($25 administration fee). Refund requests received within 48 hours of the scheduled program are not eligible for a refund. Note: Full refunds will be issued in the event the OHS has to cancel a scheduled program

For more information, email or call 613-725-3166, ext. 298.