Education Program

Exposing Puppy Mills through Education

Whilst we educate audiences of all ages through public events, outreach, and fundraisers, we specifically focus on youth education.


For Younger Audiences – Ages 8 through 15

Discussing puppy mills and animal abuse/cruelty with children can be challenging.  We have carefully developed an interactive, hands-on, fun presentation, using age-appropriate content and materials.

Our program includes:

  • Responsible dog ownership – What this means to a child
  • Puppies in pet stores – Think about that
  • Learning about kindness to animals through interaction and fun
  • Motivational interactive learning through role playing

Our take-home package includes fun activities whilst encouraging parents to continue their child’s learning and to share their knowledge with others.

Our Certificate of Kindness campaign encourages children to engage in deliberate acts of kindness to all animals, and encourages them to speak out about animal cruelty.

For Young Adult Audiences – ages 15  and up

This presentation is geared towards Grade 10 Civics and Citizenship course and Grade 11-12 courses on Politics and/or Legal Studies.

Our program includes:

  • Educating students on the social, economic and animal welfare costs of Canadian puppy mills
  • Exploring real-world barriers to change, such as political will and poor enforcement of laws
  • Empowering students in becoming involved, socially-conscious citizens by sharing examples of PAWS’ advocacy and outreach work
  • Resources on responsible pet ownership, whilst engaging thought provoking questions about puppy mills
  • How the future of puppy mills can be changed through our actions and choices

We are currently accepting reservations from girl guides, elementary schools, and any other youth groups between the ages of 9 – 14 who would like to register for our FREE educational presentation.

Please contact us by email to reserve your presentation.

Camp Woolsey

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We were thrilled to join 300 girl guide campers at their annual Camp Woolsey week-end to present our tailored awareness and educational program.   Through fun, interactive and hands-on participation,  the campers learned all about puppy mills, responsible dog ownership, and the adoption option.

We were proudly joined by Loyal Rescue, who introduced some of their adoptable dogs.

Camp Woolsey, located near Dunrobin, features approx. 100 acres of mixed forest and extensive trail system, bordering the Ottawa River.  It offers an ideal location for dogs and their humans to spend the day exploring wooded trails and enjoy swimming in the river.