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Animal Attendant

Program is designed for kids who would like to volunteer with the animals!

Each year we receive so many calls from kids who want to volunteer at Pawsitively Pets.  To help accommodate all these requests we started our weekend Animal Attendant Program on the weekends.  With this program being so popular we will now have it available for a 3-week summer camp program.  The Pawsitively Pets Animal Attendant training program for children 11 to 14 years old who would like to learn all the key elements to volunteer with the animals.

This program will include the following:

  • Animal Care – includes cage cleaning/maintenance
  • Animal Housing/habitats/husbandry
  • Feeding the animals
  • Preparing food
  • Basic Nutrition – treats/food and fresh food
  • Making homemade pet food
  • Animal enrichment 
  • Animal handling instruction and training
  • Animal socialization 
  • Animal health/wellness checks – body conditioning/weights/ears/nails/teeth
  • Animal baths/grooming
  • Positive Reinforcement Training
  • Target training/tricks training
  • Basic anatomy 
  • Species/Breeds/Lifespan
  • Veterinary Care
  • Building confidence and presenting the animals
  • Leadership workshops

 Participants will work with over 60 animals over the course of the 3 weeks.  This program is the foundation for participants to pursue a career with animals, or to volunteer with our animals.   Participants will assist each day in the care and feeding of the animals and a key learning segment.  All participants will receive a Pawsitively Pets t-shirt.  By the end of the 3 weeks all campers in this program should be ready to volunteer with the animals, be totally comfortable handling, feeding and cleaning all the animals cages and know the basic presentation material for all the animals we have worked with. 

Animal Attendant - Learn to Volunteer Summer Program 2017:

This program runs for 3 consecutive weeks. 

July 10 to 28 - $1150 HST

Program runs 9am - 4pm.  Extended care is available from 8am - 530pm for $60 per week.  Camp is drop-off and pick-up only. 


Program is $1150 HST for the 3 week session. 

Early Bird Discount Schedule:

25% discount available to those who register and pay in full by November 15

20% discount available to those who register and pay in full between November 16 and December 15

15% discount available to those who register and pay in full between December 16 and January 31

10% discount available to those who register and pay in full between February 1 and March 31

A discount of 10% applies to any additional sessions registered for.  Campers enrolled for 3 or more programs will recieve 20% off their 3 and 4 program. Please note discounts do not combine and our system will calculate the best possible discount.

If you are registering online payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Our online system does not accept deposits.  If you would like to make a deposit for your camp session, you must contact us.  Discounts do not apply to sessions paid for in multiple payments.  A 50% deposit (per camper/session) is required at the time of registration.  Balance of payment is due one month prior to your camp start date. 

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, Visa, Mastercard or AMEX. 


Pawsitively Pets Refund Policy:

Refunds for camps will be made if requested in writing, by fax or email and will be refunded in accordance with the schedule below. Credit can be obtained for the full amount of the refund to use towards another program if the guidelines are met, and the program date is within the same calendar year.

Refunds on credit card or in the form of a personal cheque are subject to a $25 administrative fee (per camp session/per child,) deducted from the total allowable refund.

Refunds in the form of personal cheque may take up to 4-6 weeks for processing.  Refunds will be issued in the format they were originally paid.

Pawsitively Pets reserves the right to grant exceptions to the stated policy in situations including, but not limited to, illness and death in the immediate family.

No Refunds for Partial Camp Attendance or Illness:

We do not give refunds or credits when someone chooses to leave camp part way through, whether due to illness or any other reason.  Virtually all of our expenses are incurred before the start of the camp week.  Similarly, we cannot give refunds or credits to people who have registered for more than one session if they choose during their first session not to attend another session.  (The exception to this is if we are able to fill the spot with someone on our waiting list.) 

Extreme Circumstances:

(Someone in your family is told they have 6 months to live, your house burns down, etc.) 

By all means, contact us!  We're not heartless.  We may ask for some kind of documentation and explanation, and we'll be more flexible if we hear from you sooner rather than later.  We'll consider all situations individually.  

Busing or Extended Care Refunds:

To receive a refund for busing or extended care notice must be provided in writing 30 days before the beginning of your camp session.

Winter Weather Conditions:

Camp will take place in all weather conditions - should camp need to be cancelled due to extreme weather - campers will be notified the morning of the program and offered a credit for that day.

Refund Guidelines:

Time of request - Up to May 31st - 100% REFUND - $25 Admin Fee per camper/per session

30 days notice for refund - 50%

Less than 30 days notice - no refund available